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There is a large fraternity of diners who consider chicken wings one of life’s great culinary pleasures. Happily, chick winds are also very economical. If you are one of that number, you will enjoy this dish where the chicken wings are first lightly browned and then baked in a savory tomato sauce.

For 4 servings you will need:

16 chicken wings

1 Tbsp butter or margarine

1/2 cup canned chopped tomatoes with liquid

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 Tbsp. Soy sauce

1/2 Tbsp. Cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. Salt


  1. Wash the chicken wings and pat dry. In skillet sauté chicken winds in melted butter until lightly browned. Arrange in oiled ovenproof baking dish
  2. Add tomatoes with liquid and celery
  3. In separate bowl, mix together soy sauce, vinegar and salt. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Bake at 375℉ for about 30 minutes or until tender


Tips: Do not crowd the pan when browning the chicken wings.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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