Keshia Knight Pulliam Gives Us Super Bowl Chicken Wing Recipe, Reveals How Foodies Can Stay In Shape

Since the Super Bowl is coming up, share a recipe that never fails for parties.

You can’t go wrong with some good ol’ chicken wings⎯some little drummettes. Everyone is going to eat them no matter how young, old⎯whoever you are. With the chicken wings, I pull my drummettes apart and wash them, set them aside and drain them. Then I season them with pepper, sea salt, Lawry’s garlic powder and then I take some Frenchie’s yellow mustard and I squeeze it on top, and a little bit of Red Hot hot sauce and mix it all together, and it tastes best if you let it sit over night in the refrigerator⎯put it in a Tupperware dish or something. The next day, you take them out and let them get kind of room temperature and then you drudge them in white flour and fry them on the stove. When they float is how you know they’re ready. A lot of people tend to overcook or under cook their chicken but that’s the easiest way to tell. If you keep it on a nice easy bubble and not a warm boil then they’ll come out perfectly golden brown, also turn them over once during the cooking process.

How does a foodie stay in shape?

[Laughs] I love food. My inner fat girl is strong. I don’t know if that’s politically correct but I am greedy girl number one on a regular basis. But I think it’s about moderation. You just can’t od. You can’t eat fried chicken all day every day; otherwise you will look in the mirror and be like, “What is that following me?” But that’s the biggest thing I really try to eat—I’m a very hearty eater but I’m not a big junk food eater. I don’t eat a lot of processed food and when I am cooking, I do eat a lot of vegetables, I drink a lot of water and I eat organic as well. I think that’s important, the quality of the food you eat and making sure it’s minimally processed with no hormones or that kind of stuff. Just be sensible and have balanced meals. Incorporate your vegetables. And I do try to stay light on the carbs because carbs tend to bulk you up. And if I’m gonna eat carbs, then I’m gonna eat good carbs like whole grains, brown rice, sweet potatoes⎯different things like that. And I really like cous cous too. That’s another one of my favorite foods.

You must work out too, what’s your regimen?

I do but I haven’t been as good as I need to. When I’m busy and not getting it in as much or not being as motivated, that’s when I know I need to cut back and not eat as much because it’s kind of a balancing act. You just have to figure out what works best for your body. But I do cardio, of course. I have a gym at the house⎯it actually doesn’t get much love [laughs] but I will go up there and be like let me get my ass on the treadmill real quick [laughs] and I do like doing hot yoga a lot, that’s one of my favorites. You just feel like you get it in, in one 60 to 90 minute class you feel good. And I don enjoy meditating so it’s a combination of both.

What are you working on as far as your production company?

Not anything I want to talk about because I know at this point, going back to renouncing the reality show, I want to make sure everything is done in the can and ready to go before I say anything.

In general what other projects are you working on?

Right now it’s really just about House of Payne, and I’m working on forming a non profit organization that’s going to be geared toward children and supporting girls in performing arts so I’m really excited about that.

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