Chilli Chicken Wings Recipe with Yogurt

Chilli, yogurt and oregano chicken wings

  • serves 6
  • Easy

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. Crisp up on the BBQ and serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde

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Recipe writer Helen Graves says… I like to use a two-stage method for chicken wings, cooking them over indirect heat, then crisping them up at the last minute. This produces the best result – juicy wings with a little char on the skin.”

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Ingredients

  • ground cumin 4 tsp
  • paprika 4 tsp
  • cayenne pepper 4 tsp
  • fine sea salt 2 tsp
  • black peppercorns crushed to make 1 /4 tsp
  • chicken wings 30, tips removed and jointed
  • oregano a big handful, chopped

YOGURT SAUCE

  • garlic 6 cloves, crushed
  • lemon juice 3 tbsp
  • natural yogurt 300g

Method

  • Step 1

    Prepare the BBQ for indirect cooking by banking up the coals on one side so that there is a hot side and a cooler side.

  • Step 2

    For the yogurt sauce, mix the garlic with the lemon juice in a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Combine the spices, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss the wings with 3 tbsp of this mixture in another bowl. Cook the wings on the cooler side of the BBQ, with the lid closed, for 30 minutes, turning halfway through. Move the wings to direct heat, over the coals, and cook for another 5 minutes, moving them around and turning to ensure even crisping. (Alternatively, heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 6 and divide the wings between two trays. Roast for 45 minutes until cooked through. Heat the grill to high and transfer the wings to a large tray, discarding any cooking juices. Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning them every 3-4 minutes, until charred and crispy.)

  • Step 4

    Finish the yogurt sauce by straining the lemon and garlic mixture through a sieve into the yogurt with a pinch of salt and mix well.

  • Step 5

    Toss the wings in the remaining spice mixture, then tip onto a platter and drizzle over some of the yogurt sauce, serving the rest on the side for dipping. Scatter over the oregano and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 406
  • Fat 23.3g
  • Saturates 6.8g
  • Carbs 9.9g
  • Sugars 8.4g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 38.2g
  • Salt 3g
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