I made these sweet and spicy chicken wings when my sisters were home over the weekend. It is always fun when we are all home. Suddenly, the house is loud and noisy, but in the warmest and most inviting way. We then catch up on stuff we have been doing, stuff we are planning to do and get some good laughs in. And what better way to do this than over delicious food. Not only were we eating these bomb chicken wings, but also enjoyed this orange and ginger cake my eldest sister had baked that very morning. I love my foodie sisters <3
These wings are very simple to make but they are so so sooooo good! The marinade used for them is very simple and passed down form my mum to us. Do yourself a favor and try out these sweet and spicy chicken wings.
PREP TIME: 20 MIN COOK TIME:30 MIN MAKES: 12
12 chicken wings
6 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
½ a cup of ketchup
4 tablespoons of sugar
½ a tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of royco all spice mix
1 tablespoon of blackpepper
Shalimar Indian spice blend
Clean your chicken wings and place them in a container. Add the marinade ingredients: rosemary, garlic and the apple cider vinegar. You can never go wrong with chicken and rosemary! We have always used this marinade at home and it delivers on flavor! It is my mom’s marinade and I have never changed/added anything to it. It is the same one I will pass down to my kiddos.
Mix this all up then cover and allow this to marinate for 6-12 hours. The longer you marinate, the more intense the flavor. I marinated mine for two days and it was nothing short of magic. You HAVE TO keep your meat refrigerated while it is marinating to preserve its freshness.
Once the marination is done, pour all the content of this marinade in a sufuria and boil the wings until they are cooked through. While that is going, put the seasoning spices (royco, black pepper and Shalimar) in a container and mix them until it forms a paste. Shalimar Indian Spices are found in ALL supermarkets and cost 99 shillings.
Once your wings are done, dip them in the spice paste one by one. These are yet to be cooked and look at how delicious they look already. Seasoning the chicken in addition to marination are absolutely mandatory if you want out-of-this-world-good chicken.
Heat some vegetable oil and proceed to flash fry them until they have a golden brown char. Since they were already pre cooked, they will take just under 2 minuted to get this char. Set aside and drain on a paper towel.
For the sauce, put the ketchup, cayenne and sugar together with 1.2 a cup of hot water. Let this cook down on low heat until it thickens. This allows the sweet and the spicy to meld without tasting like separate flavors.
Once it has, remove from heat and slather it all over your chicken wings and garnish with your finely chopped coriander.
Lets take a moment and appreciate things that make life worth living e.g. these sweet and spicy chicken wings! I tell you, after you try this, it is all you are going to think about for the next 6 decades.
This recipe is easy! You can get all ingredients locally and you can make it right at home without too much sweat or trouble. Dont you just want to bite into these sweet and spicy chicken wings right now?? I know I do!
Nothing is more beffiting for a friday or the weekend that is upon us than these sweet and spicy chicken wings.
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