Berbere Spice Chicken Wings Recipe

Baked berbere chicken wings

  • serves 4 as a snack
  • Easy

Do you love baked chicken wings? Check out this easy recipe with a fiery Ethiopian twist from berbere spice mix. Packed with punchy flavour, these wings make the perfect snack for any dinner party


Try these baked berbere chicken wings then check out more chicken wings recipes such as our BBQ chicken wings and spicy chicken wings.


Championed in 2017 by olive favourite Zoe Adjonyoh (of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen) and blogger Lopè Ariyo, the foods of Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Eritrea are destined to fly this year. A good entry point is the fiery Ethiopian spice blend berbere, which has a natural affinity with chicken. Try the legendary wings at LemLem Kitchen in Hackney’s Netil Market, or make our berbere chicken wings recipe here…



  • chicken wings 1kg, jointed
  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • sea salt flakes 1 tsp
  • runny honey 2 tbsp
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • cardamom 8, pods discarded and seeds ground
  • coriander seeds 1 tsp, toasted and ground
  • smoked sweet paprika 2 tbsp
  • garlic granules 2 tsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • ground fenugreek 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • ground ginger ½ tsp


  • soured cream 100ml
  • lime 1, zested and juiced


  • Step 1

    Mix all of the berbere spice mix together in a large bowl and add the chicken wings, oil and salt. Toss well and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Tip the chicken wings and all of the marinade into a roasting tin, cover with a double layer of foil and roast in the oven for 1 hour or until the chicken wings are tender.

  • Step 3

    To make the dip, mix the cream and lime zest and juice with a little seasoning.

  • Step 4

    Turn the oven up to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6, remove the foil and toss the wings with the honey. Roast for another 20 minutes, tossing regularly, until the wings are caramelised and sticky. Serve with lemon wedges and the soured cream dip.

Check out more of the best chicken wings recipes...

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 456
  • Fat 28.5g
  • Saturates 9g
  • Carbs 13.9g
  • Sugars 12.7g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Protein 34.9g
  • Salt 1.4g