Middle Eastern Chicken Wings

Middle Eastern Chicken Wings


Middle Eastern chicken wings are one of my all-time favorite dishes. They are delicious and so easy to make. I love how the skin gets crispy. I used to think chicken wings were unhealthy with all that animal fat, but now I just think they’re delicious.

These chicken wings make a great appetizer or main dish.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Start to finish: approx. 50 minutes


10 chicken wings (get your butcher to cut them in half if you like)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. turmeric powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground curry

½ tsp. salt

Cayenne pepper to taste (optional, add to make it spicy)



1. Pour the olive oil into a large bowl.

2. Add all the spices and mix to make a paste.


spice mix

3. Don’t make it too thick, though. It’ll have to coat all the wings. Add olive oil if needed.


Spices mixed with olive oil

Spices mixed with olive oil


4. Add the wings to the bowl and mix.

5. Spread the wings out on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.


Chicken Wings - ready to cook

Chicken Wings – ready to cookings

6. Place in the oven on a high shelf and roast on high heat (heat coming from the top of the oven) for about 15 minutes on one side until crispy, then turn and do the other side for another 10 minutes. I like my wings really well done. Ok, I like them boderline burnt. Basically, roast them to the crispiness you prefer. I find that some wings are ready before the others, so I remove the ones that are done and leave the rest a bit longer.

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings – ready to eat!



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11 comments on “Middle Eastern Chicken Wings
  1. regularpop says:

    The only setting on my oven is “broil”. Do you think that would be too hot?

  2. Laila says:

    Love it. Making for the third time tonight’s even picky kid likes it. Hub made me get more wings., one pack,too,little

  3. Renee says:

    This is my new go to chicken wing recipe. It is so easy and delicious. I’ve made them twice, and will probably use the seasoning mixture on other chicken parts in the future. Anyone who knows me knows I never make anything twice unless I really really like it.

    • Ruth Almon says:

      So glad you liked it! I keep thinking I ought to try some other chicken wing recipe, but I like this one so much that I never do. : )

  4. Roxana L. says:

    This recipe totals 2 NET CARBS for the seasoning paste.

    5 wings = 1 NET CARB
    1 wing = 0.2 NET CARB

  5. Anonymous says:

    What temp do put the oven on?

    • Ruth Almon says:

      To put my oven on roast (heat coming only from the top), I have to set the function dial to roast and the temperature button to maximum. Roast has only one temp. setting… at least on any oven I’ve ever used.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I tried these last night and they were delish!

  7. sharon says:

    So how mant carbs are in the chicken wing recipe

    • Ruth Almon says:

      There must be some very small amount coming from the spices. Logic dictates that it’s basically it’s all fat and protein.
      I don’t have an exact answer because I don’t spend any time calculating how many carbs are in a dish, the number of calories, or exactly which vitamins are in dishes. I concentrate on eating the best quality food I can find and enjoying it. :)

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