These chicken wings to nibble away on would definitely be a good one to add to kids fun foods especially for festivities. Chicken wings, known as ‘aka okuko’ if you are from my part of Nigeria, is usually abandoned in the stew pot for the unlucky latecomer. It is actually sweet in its own way and I liked eating it those growing up years, not as my own share of the chicken booty but as an extra that i always looked forward to since no one wanted it.
Now, the chicken wings are no longer looked down on. It is packed and sold in boxes and is more of a good nibble and handy for the kids with the way it is chopped. It is a good finger food as against the big drumsticks or thighs they struggle with. When I am lucky, the butchers cut the wings into two for me and then cut off the tiny end bit, otherwise I just do it myself.
Chicken is already sweet when seasoned well and then the addition of Ketchup/BBQ Sauce and honey takes it to the next level. I usually preseason my meat before freezing, that way the flavour would have infused well into it before cooking. I season with ginger, garlic, stock cubes, all purpose seasoning and pepper blended with a little olive oil and these are basically enough to give the chicken a good taste.
All thanks to my friend Natasha, who introduced me to this sweet recipe that has become a favourite. I made them for an outing with some friends and the kids, and I tell you, not a single one was left. Try it this weekend and see how they will enjoy it either alone or with chips/fries, rice or salad.
Sweet Chicken Wings Recipe
- Seasoned Chicken Wings
- Ketchup and BBQ sauce (either one or both is okay)
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Meanwhile, season your chicken wings if you don’t have yours pre-seasoned or marinated earlier. Leave for a minimum of 30 mins.
- Line a baking tray, spray with oil and layer your wings.
- Bake for 20-30 mins or till the wings turns golden brown.
- Meanwhile, pour Ketchup/BBQ sauce and honey in a bowl and mix together.
- Take out the wings and combine with the mixture . Ensure the wings are coated well.
- Return them to the oven for about 10 mins. This will help the sauce stick well on the chicken.
- Sefiniii…all done…finger licking. Let your kids give you the result.
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