Chicken wings with cumin, lemon & garlic

Chicken wings with cumin, lemon & garlic

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins Plus marinating


Serves 6
Pick up a few extras from the deli and turn this into a Middle Eastern mezze spread to share with friends

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal191
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.13g
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  • 12 chicken wings
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Using a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, cut each wing at the knuckle into two pieces. Mix the garlic, lemon zest and juice, cumin and oil with plenty of seasoning, then tip into a dish with the chicken wings and toss to coat. Cover and put in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hr, or overnight if you have time.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6, or heat an outdoor barbecue. Bake the chicken wings on an oven tray for 45-50 mins until crisp, or barbecue for 20 mins, drizzling over the honey for the final 10 mins of each method. Serve on a platter with plenty of paper napkins. Fill small bowls with olives, pistachios or almonds, dates and pickled chillies and flatbreads to serve alongside, along with the dishes below.

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27th Aug, 2013
Made these tonight and although the marinade was smelling a little odd at the start, after leaving the wings over night they smelt great and tasted even better. I didn't add the honey as the honey we have has solidified so thought it would be too much hassle warming it to then add it. Still tasted fab!
19th May, 2013
Very easy, very tasty. My guests loved them.
17th Mar, 2012
Very easy marinade to make, as I had whole chickens I have used this on wings and legs. Will be serving cold for Mother's day buffet.
11th Feb, 2012
Love chicken wings! Here's another simple version:
19th Nov, 2011
friends came over for a midweek evening meal so I made these and served with dips and falafel and flatbreads as a starter Marinaded overnight and they were lovely and tender. I also added the honey to the marinade, accidently, so drizzled extra over when I put them in the oven; just as added insurance! Leftover meat was tasty the following day mixed into leftover couscous
18th Jul, 2011
very nice. easy to do. made with chickend drumsticks instead but was very tasty.
23rd Oct, 2010
I added the honey to the marinade by mistake but still worked well. Very tasty!
1st Aug, 2010
Made the whole menu (without the martini's). Very enjoyable. Dead easy to do. They were all hoovered up!
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