Sticky Chilli Chicken Wings

One of my all time babalaas foods. When I’m busy trying not to be a chef this is the kind of thing that makes my heart smile. Add a beer or two, some sport on the TV and I’m in paradise.IMG_20161030_213430

Don’t be shocked at the amount of ingredients, make a large batch of the sauce and keep it in your fridge to use for pork and chicken. This recipe makes quite a lot of chicken wings, its for hosting nights and gatherings but you can always reduce the quantities if you’re making it for yourself or two people.


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Oyster sauce
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 jalapeno chillies, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons English mustard
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2kg chicken wings


  1. In a pan saute the onions in the oil until slightly browned.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for a few more seconds before adding the rest of the liquid ingredients (except the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce). Simmer the sauce until reduced to a thickness that coats the back of a spoon without dripping off.
  3. Add the sugar and the rest of the spices and dry ingredients.
  4. Lastly add the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and set the sauce aside to cool totally.
  5. Once cooled, marinate your chicken wings in the sauce for an hour (or preferably overnight) before grilling them in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  6. (Optional) Serve on a bed of endive leaves and variety of multi-coloured lettuce and herbs. Drizzle with balsamic and olive oil. Serve hot.

2 thoughts on “Sticky Chilli Chicken Wings

  1. So i sous vided the wings at 70 for 2 hours in sauce then chucked them on the fire and basted…. got a thicker crust- the garlic and oyster sauce…. inspired!!!

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