Spicy Chicken Wings
Spicy Chicken Wings
5 from 64 votes
This spicy chicken wings recipe is so delicious you'll be preparing it over and over again just like I do. A beautiful platter of spicy wings with rice and fries is my absolute favourite.
Spicy Chicken Wings

I’d like to introduce you to a sizzling delight: Spicy Chicken Wings! This recipe packs a punch with its zesty marinade and fiery sauce, making it a favorite for gatherings or game nights.

Originating from the deep-fried delights of American cuisine, spicy chicken wings have gained popularity worldwide for their addictive flavor and easy preparation.

Preparing this dish doesn’t require culinary expertise, but it does promise a burst of flavor that will have your taste buds dancing.

The marinade, featuring classic ingredients like garlic, ginger, and lemon juice, infuses the chicken wings with layers of spice and tanginess. Meanwhile, the sauce, concocted with olive oil, garlic, and a blend of chili sauces, elevates the wings to mouthwatering heights.

Despite its simplicity, achieving the perfect balance of crispiness and tenderness in the chicken wings requires attention to detail.

Frying them until golden brown ensures a satisfying crunch with every bite. Once coated in the spicy sauce, these wings are ready to steal the show at any gathering.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different levels of spiciness by adjusting the amount of chili powder, crushed chilies, or chili sauce in the marinade and sauce.


Chicken Wings: These provide juicy, tender meat that absorbs the flavors of the marinade and sauce.

Chilli Powder: Adds a kick of heat to the marinade, giving the wings their spicy flavor profile.

Salt: Enhances the overall taste of the wings and helps to season the chicken.

Black Pepper: Provides a subtle heat and depth of flavor to complement the other spices in the marinade.

Garlic Paste: Infuses the chicken with aromatic garlic flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish.

Ginger Paste: Offers a hint of warmth and pungency to the marinade, balancing the spice with its unique flavor.

Lemon Juice: Adds a bright, citrusy zing to the marinade, enhancing the overall freshness of the dish.

Egg: Helps to bind the marinade ingredients together, ensuring they coat the chicken wings evenly.

Corn Flour: Contributes to the crispiness of the chicken wings when fried, creating a satisfying crunch.

Plain Flour: Further enhances the crispiness of the chicken wings and helps to achieve a golden brown exterior when fried.

Olive Oil: Forms the base of the sauce, adding richness and depth of flavor to the dish.

Crushed Chillies: Intensifies the heat of the sauce, adding an extra layer of spiciness to the chicken wings.

Chilli Sauce: Provides a bold, fiery flavor to the sauce, complementing the spiciness of the wings.

Tomato Ketchup: Adds a touch of sweetness and tanginess to the sauce, balancing out the heat and creating a well-rounded flavor profile.

Expert Tip: For an extra kick of flavor, marinate the chicken wings overnight in the refrigerator. This allows the spices to penetrate the meat, resulting in even more delicious wings.

Serving Suggestions

  • Classic Combo: Pair your spicy chicken wings with a side of crispy French fries for a classic and satisfying meal. The combination of spicy wings and salty fries is a match made in culinary heaven.
  • Cooling Dip: Serve alongside a refreshing dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing or blue cheese dip, to help balance out the heat of the wings. The creamy texture and tangy flavor of the dip provide a perfect contrast to the spicy chicken.
  • Fresh Greens: For a lighter option, accompany your wings with a crisp salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. The refreshing greens offer a refreshing contrast to the bold flavors of the wings, creating a well-rounded meal.
  • Party Platter: Arrange your Spicy Chicken Wings on a large platter surrounded by an assortment of dipping sauces, vegetable crudites, and other finger foods for a crowd-pleasing party spread. This interactive serving style allows guests to customize their wings and create their own flavor combinations.
  • Game Day Feast: Whether you’re hosting a game night or watching your favorite sports team, Spicy Chicken Wings are the ultimate game day snack. Serve them alongside cold beverages and plenty of napkins for a winning spread that will keep everyone coming back for more.

Expert Tip: To ensure crispy wings, pat the chicken dry with paper towels before marinating.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make my chicken wings extra crispy?

To achieve maximum crispiness, ensure that the chicken wings are thoroughly dried before marinating and frying. This helps to remove excess moisture, allowing the wings to crisp up beautifully when fried. Additionally, frying the wings at the right temperature (around 350-375°F or 175-190°C) and avoiding overcrowding the pan will help them cook evenly and become crispy.

Can I bake the chicken wings instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake the chicken wings for a healthier alternative to frying. Simply preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C), place the marinated wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 40-45 minutes or until they are cooked through and crispy, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the sauce?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of chili powder, crushed chilies, or chili sauce in the sauce according to your preference for spiciness. You can also add a touch of honey or brown sugar to balance out the heat if desired.

How long should I marinate the chicken wings for?

Ideally, marinate the chicken wings for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat. However, for even more flavor, you can marinate them for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Just be sure to let the wings come to room temperature before frying or baking.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While the wings are best enjoyed fresh and hot, you can prepare the marinade and sauce ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You can also marinate the chicken wings in advance and fry or bake them when ready to serve. However, keep in mind that the wings may lose some crispiness if reheated.

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Spicy Chicken Wings

Spicy Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
This spicy chicken wings recipe is so delicious you'll be preparing it over and over again just like I do. A beautiful platter of spicy wings with rice and fries is my absolute favourite.
5 from 64 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetiser, Appetizer
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 5
Calories 268 kcal



  • 500 g Chicken Wings
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup


  • In a large bowl add the marinade ingredients to the chicken wings then mix until all the wings are evenly coated (See note 1)
  • Once the chicken has marinated then heat a pan with oil for deep frying until hot then gently add the chicken wings and fry for 6-8 minutes until crispy and golden brown (See note 2)
  • Once all the chicken wings have been fried set aside, as you prepare the sauce.
  • In a pan heat up the olive oil on medium heat until hot before adding the crushed chillies and garlic paste then sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the chilli sauce and tomato ketchup then cook for a further 1-2 minutes
  • Add the fried chicken wings then mix until all the chicken wings are evenly coated with the sauce.
  • Serve with a side of French fries and enjoy!



Note 1 – Chicken wings with the skin are best for any fried chicken recipe as it allows for that extra crispiness. It also adds flavour and keeps the chicken moist during the cooking process.
Note 2 – It is best to marinate the chicken wings for as long as possible as it allows for maximum flavour to develop, overnight is preferable. However, if you are short on time then you can fry straight away.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 15gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 965mgPotassium: 213mgFibre: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 942IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
Keyword American, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Food, Meat, Party Food, Recipe, Spicy
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Latest comments (8)

Nabeela Kauser

I haven’t personally tried this recipe in an air fryer before, but you can experiment with preheating the air fryer to around 375°F and checking the food periodically until it’s cooked to your liking.

For baking, you can start with a similar temperature and adjust the timing based on how it’s baking. Let me know if you give it a try!

Nabeela Kauser

That’s awesome! Baking the chicken wings is a great idea for a healthier option. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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