Spicy chicken wings

Spicy chicken wings

I can’t remember the last time I made chicken wings at home. Most of the times I just buy the dunked ones from KFC. Well simply, when the craving gets you, boy does it get you and also to the fact that I never seem to be able to get my hands on wings.

I always have to buy the entire braai pack when all I want is wings wings and more wings.

The recipe has a sauce that gets poured over at the end, a blue cheese sauce. I bought blue cheese once, it stunk up the entire office and car and then I threw it out. I have never tasted it before and since the last time, I have never touched it. I steer clear on the blue stuff when I go to the cheese isle.

But seeing as this is a culinary blog and I only live once, and if I don’t try it I won’t know whether or  not I like it, I decided to make the sauce and give it a try.

My verdict it was nice and then my mind went places and every time I came across a lump of blue cheese in the sauce, I couldn’t swallow. What can I say? Well my mother says an over activate imagination is a dagger in ones own heart.

My dad seemed to enjoy it. Me on the other hand, I loved the wings, just not what was covering the wings. Even I can be difficult at times.

Ingredients for the wings:

  • 500g x wings
  • 2 x tbsp. oil.
  • 1 x tsp lemon juice.
  • 1 x tbsp. paprika
  • 1 x tsp cumin powder.
  • ½ x tsp oregano.
  • ½ x tsp masala.
  • Salt and pepper to season

Method for the wings:

  • Wash and pat dry the wings.
  • In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
  • Add in the chicken wings and toss to coat everything.
  • Cover and pop into the fridge to marinate for an hour.
  • Drain off the excess marinade.
  • Layer the wings in a single layer on a greased baking tray.
  • Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 45 – 60 minutes or until a nice crispy layer of skin has formed.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • ¾ x cup mayonnaise.
  • ¾ x cup sour cream.
  • 90g x blue cheese, mashed.
  • 1 x tsp white wine vinegar.
  • 1 x clove garlic, crushed.
  • Salt and pepper to season.

Method for the sauce:

  • Whisk everything together in a bowl.
  • To assemble, layer red pepper strips and celery strips down on a platter.
  • Top with the chicken wings.
  • Pour over the sauce

Garnish with chopped parsley

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