- 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
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.
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.
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.