Appetizers & Snacks

Punjabi Masala Chicken Wings

Cooks in 30 Minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments
Punjabi style chicken wings.

Chicken wings? Yes please! Punjabi Masala Chicken Wings? Oh hell yea!

Who doesn’t love the goodness that is chicken wings? Saucy, grilled, fried, or baked. They’re just effin great. They bring out my inner Seuss-iness. I would eat them on a train, in a plane, with John McClane. If you don’t know who John McClane is, well that just proves I’m old and you haven’t watched enough movies. What I love about these Punjabi masala chicken wings is that you get all the yummy Indian flavors packed into one amazing fried chicken wing at a time.

You have all of the amazing flavors of ginger, cilantro, garam masala, garlic and more. And marinating the chicken for several hours allows those flavors to really fuse into the drumettes. Making these wings really couldn’t be much easier. You throw everything into the food processor, coat the chicken with it, then later fry it. Then ta-f**king-da, you have fabulous chicken wings. They’re crispy, crunchy, and perfect to eat as is, with a few sides, or just as an appetizer. I try and keep a bit of the marinade aside and cook with up with a bit of oil to serve along side the wings, but you could serve them with your favorite condiment or raita. Except booni raita. That would be strange. And you don’t want to be strange…right? Peer pressure is real on this site.

You can coat these with a bit of cornstarch if you’d like a crust on them. For me, I prefer the skin to be really crispy so I skip the cornstarch and fry for an extra minute. I’m anti chicken fat. It’s my cross to bear. So the next time you’re in the mood for fried chicken or need something to spice up your party, give these suckers a try. Or maybe pair them up with the Crispy Lemongrass Chicken Wings.

Punjabi Masala Chicken Wings

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: Indian, PunjabiDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Refrigerate

4

hours
Total time

4

hours 

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken drumettes

  • 5 tbsp ginger, minced

  • 10 cloves garlic

  • 2 Thai chili peppers

  • 3 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tbsp chili flakes

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • Salt, to taste

  • 2 Indian bay leaves

  • 2 tbsp garam masala

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • Marinade:
  • Trim and prep drumettes. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • In a food processor add ginger, garlic, and chili pepper. Pulse till you roughly blended.
  • Add in cumin, chili flakes, coriander seeds, salt, bay leaves, garam masala, and oil. Blend till smooth.
  • Add in cilantro. Blend till chopped and well mixed.
  • Pour the blended items over the wings and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  • Frying:
  • Heat the oil to 350o F
  • Place wings 3-5 at a time into the hot oil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain excess oil from wings.
  • Serve:
  • Place in a platter and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories250
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 17.3g 27%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 40mg 14%
  • Sodium 248mg 11%
  • Potassium 300mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 7%
    • Sugars 0.6g
  • Protein 14.5g 29%

  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 24%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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