Chicken wings with chilli & date caramel

Chicken wings with chilli & date caramel

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 6

Sweet, sticky chicken wings, spiced with sumac and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. They're simple to prepare and sure to be snapped up immediately

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal451
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre2g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1kg chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp sumac



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  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 dates, stoned
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded, plus 1 thinly sliced to serve
  • 150g light brown soft sugar
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Tip the chicken wings into a large bowl and toss with the cumin, sumac, flour and plenty of seasoning. Spread out over a large baking tray, drizzle with oil and cook for 35 mins, turning halfway through cooking.

  2. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Put the dates, chillis, sugar and vinegar in a food processor with 100ml water and blitz. Pour into a saucepan and bubble for 5 mins until thick and glossy.

  3. Brush the glaze over the chicken wings, making sure they’re well coated, and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Return to the oven for 10 mins more, turning and brushing after 5 mins until sticky.

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11th Feb, 2017
Delicious. Swapped dates for apricots as I didn't have any dates. I'll make this again.
11th Feb, 2017
globally over 40 billion chickens are killed every year, and 99% of these unfortunate souls are factory farmed. the average cage measures 67sq inches, that's smaller than a sheet of a4 paper, which is 96sq inches! 1kg of chicken wings (as used in this recipe) is approx. 11 wings, that's 5.5 chickens unless you believe those rumours about the 6 legged and 6 winged centipede/chicken hybrids! the average Brit consumes 2,400 chickens and 13,000 eggs over their lifetime. by buying these products you support the institutionalised cruelty of these industries.
24th Sep, 2018
And your point is? These wings are from chickens which were butchered for breasts, joints etc. Way to go to make a fool out yourself.
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