Chicken Wings are an all-time favorite for everyone I know. I had never tried Chicken wings before I came to the USA. Our cuisine in India does not offer kebabs or appetizers using Chicken wings. Initially, Chicken wings were always something we ate outside. It’s not that I didn’t think of trying them but it’s just that Mr. Parveez and I as a couple liked Chicken wings but weren’t that huge of a fan. There was a halal restaurant that made Chicken wings with green masala and every once in a while we would go and enjoy the awesome wings. And, after a couple of years, the restaurant shut down.
Well, that didn’t really inspire me to start making my own Chicken wings. A few months later we discovered another wonderful Halal Gyro place that all make Hot saucy Chicken wings which were great, but with time the restaurant lost its taste of making good food. I believe the management changed and hired a new chef that couldn’t maintain the flavors. This is when I felt I should start making my own.
The first-ever Chicken wings I started making were the Buffalo Chicken wings. The kids loved it and it served as a great appetizer or a side dish for brunches and playdates. Once I spent few years making them and seeing fans increasing, I decided on experimenting with different flavors using wings. That’s when I made the green Chicken wings followed by the Special Haala’s hot saucy Chicken wings and finally these. The main reason behind trying these was that I wanted to come up with a recipe that has a little sweet and spicy taste. This recipe is great for people who find it hard to handle spices.
Wings are cooked with skin and when pan-fried or deep-fried become crunchy. Any flavors, especially those that are saucy taste great with anything that is crisp.
Why use honey and not sugar?
Honey blends in better with spices than sugar. Sugar tends to crystallize or make the sauce more watery so, honey is the best option.
These wings are lightly sweet and lightly spicy which tantalize the taste buds in a way of playing hide and seek. Spicy and sweet together are a wonderful combination and if you combine that with Chicken wings, the crispy texture of the skin and the flavors mingled along with it are just beyond the word “delicious”. If you like Chicken wings, you should try this recipe.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- 3-4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 8 No. Chicken wings Cut to 2 pieces each
- Salt More or less according to taste
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
- 3 tbsp garlic crushed/minced
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 1.5 tsp Tandoori Powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp Dry red chili flakes
- 1 No. Lemon Cut to thin slices
- I serve them with some sliced baked potatoes. I feel anything that tastes little bland tastes great with these.
- These tangy, spicy, and sweet wings are a great appetizer.
- Add Olive oil and butter to a pan. Adding oil and butter together doesn't let the butter burn.
- Add the cleaned chicken wings along with little salt, Red chili powder, and Turmeric powder.
- Cook them till they change color.
- In another bowl, add crushed garlic, honey, and Soy sauce.
- Add the Tandoori Powder to the sauce and mix well.
- Add the sauce + spice to the wings.
- Add the red chili flakes and Black pepper powder to the wings and mix well.
- Add the lemon slices and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Serve warm/hot.