Italian Sauce Wings, with Mushrooms Chickpea's and Peppers

Friday, January 28, 2011
One of my  late dad's favorites, easy and finger licking good!

This is actually a funny story. Dad use to make these all the time, long after his mom passed away. Every time he made them, he would say, the sauce isn't right until your fingers stick to the napkin after eating the wings. He literally would have tiny pieces of napkin stuck to his fingers, that's how he knew the sauce was thick enough and had that texture grandma made.  I will always remember that, so make sure you have thick, stick to your fingers sauce here!

2 bell peppers cut in strips
1 can garbanzo beans
1 large can of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne
1 lb mushrooms
1/2 cup burgundy wine
1 clove minced garlic
extra virgin olive oil
8 to 12 fresh or frozen thawed wings
In a large saucepan, saute wings  and garlic in 4 tablespoon of olive oil till golden brown on each side. Add garbanzo beans, and stir. Add sauce, wine, herbs, mushrooms to pot. Simmer at least 1 hour, till sauce thickens. Serve in bowls with Italian bread.
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  1. This looks wonderful, love the garbanzos.

  2. this. The sauce looks very delicious. I think I can even use it to make pizza :D Hope you have a wonderful day. MaryMoh at

  3. What a great memory of your dear father...I can see why he loved these!

  4. I know what you mean about the napkin.Looks yummy!

  5. I love read old stories about food & family!

  6. I imagine the fat from the chicken skin makes the sauce taste amazing, and simmering for that long must make the wings fall-apart good. wow.

  7. Such a beautiful color..looks very appetizing!

    US Masala

  8. Looks delicious, chickpeas are my favorite.

  9. Claudia, this looks YUM! I would love it all - but Grumpy would give me the lip curl because of the garbanzos! lol

  10. LOVE the story of your Dad. I apologize but I don't like garbanzo beans or mushrooms, so I am copying this recipe, for the "sticky" sauce of you Dad's. Hope it works without those ingredients AND that he won't be MAD at me for leaving them out!
    P.S. And I DO know what he means about having the napkin stick to your fingers with certain sauces! :)

  11. This looks fantastic! I love the italian sauce with chicken wings -- I can't wait to try soon! Thanks Claudia, for linking up to Friday Potluck this week!

  12. Oh wow! This is making me want lunch now, still morning here!

    Love this chicken!


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