Turkish Chicken Wings

Turkish Chicken Wings

5 from 9 votes
Turkish flavours really dominate in this authentic Turkish chicken wings recipe. Crispy wings bursting with flavour and baked to perfection make these chicken wings recipe a delicious appetiser.

A delicious and easy alternative to traditional chicken wing recipes. This spicy chicken wing recipe has a marinade based on Turkish flavours including sumac and hot pepper paste infused with crushed chillies.

These appetizers take chicken wings to a new level and are tasty with any dipping sauce. This tasty Middle Eastern recipe of classic chicken wings with a twist is delicious paired with a bowl of rice or a side of coleslaw!

If you’ve ever been to Turkey, you’ll know that Turkish cuisine is full of bold flavors. One of their most popular dishes is called Turkish chicken wings. They’re usually served with a strong garlic sauce and served with french fries or rice. You can eat them as an appetizer, a main course, or a side.

Chicken wings! Universally loved by everyone, especially my kids! There are SO MANY chicken wings recipes and I am sure everyone has their favourite. I, for one, have several chicken wing recipes that I love!

I grew up eating and making South Asian foods. It was only when I came to England, I became more experimental with my food, and this is one of them.

The idea for these chicken wings came actually from Ertugrul, my all-time favourite Turkish drama. My son and daughter are currently obsessed with it. I think that’s kind of my fault! Anyways the food that is eaten in the show always looked so tasty and yummy that I thought I would try my hand at Turkish cuisine and from that this Turkish chicken wings recipe was born!

This marinade is inspired by Turkish cuisine and replicates the flavours found in Turkish food. Some of the ingredients may not be all that common in major supermarket chains, but you will definitely be able to find these in your local Middle Eastern store. Don’t miss out on these ingredients. They really do make all the difference!

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Turkish Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Turkish flavours really dominate in this authentic Turkish chicken wings recipe. Crispy wings bursting with flavour and baked to perfection make these chicken wings recipe a delicious appetiser.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marination Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 6
Calories 261 kcal



  • In a bowl add the yoghurt, sumac, salt, crushed chillies, hot pepper paste, cumin powder, olive oil, garlic paste and paprika then mix all the ingredients together until well combined
  • Add the chicken wings and coat the wings with the marinade evenly
  • Set aside and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight for best results as this will ensure maximum flavour and juicy chicken
  • Place a single layer of the chicken wings on top of a baking tray with a wire rack
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) or gas mark 6 for 20 minutes
  • Baste with melted butter or oil then flip the wings over and bake for a further 20 minutes
  • Pair with a bowl of steamed rice and enjoy!



Calories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 4mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Appetiser, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Party Food, Snack
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