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How To Make Chicken Wings

Many people love eating chicken wings and I am one of them. So, I will be writing about how to make chicken wings the Nigerian way.

Simply put, this is a spicy Nigerian chicken wings recipe you should try if you love cooking and eating Nigerian foods.

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Here are the ingredients you for this recipe.

Spicy Nigerian Chicken wings Ingredients

  • 1kg chicken wings
  • 4 onions
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 1½ tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ table spoons thyme
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • water
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

How to make chicken wings – Nigerian style

This chicken recipe will be simplified into three (3) processes to make it easy to follow. The first process will be on how to season your chicken properly.

How to season chicken -Nigerian style

  • Clean chicken wings properly in water while also removing any feathers still on it
  • Pour the cleaned chicken into your pot
  • Add 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 tablespoon salt and 1 seasoning cube.
  • Add 3 cups of water and mix well
  • Cook for 15 minutes on high heat to ensure that the chicken wings are properly cooked.
  • Take the pot off the cooker after 15 minutes
  • Separate the chicken wings from the chicken stock

For more context, in Yoruba language chicken stock is called omi-eran.

Always save the chicken stock because it has so much flavour and can be used to cook popular Nigerian rice dishes such as jollof rice, coconut rice and many more.

I should also inform you that chicken stock is an important ingredient in cooking soups like chicken egusi soup , Efo riro and a host of others.

Now that the chicken wings have been deliciously seasoned and boiled, it is time for the second process which is making fried chicken wings.

Fried Chicken Wings

Before I continue with this process, you should be informed that you will have to exercise a great degree of self discipline going forward.

Lets make fried chicken wings.

  • Heat up enough vegetable oil in your frying pan
  • Arrange the boiled chicken wings in the hot oil
  • Nicely fry both sides to a light brown shade
  • Remove the fried chicken from the hot oil
  • Switch of the cooker because it is time to prepare the sauce.

If you like fried chicken like I do, I would advice that you hide the fried chicken wings immediately.

This is because you may end up eating it all before the sauce is ready.

Yes, this fried chicken is quite irresistible because it was seasoned and cooked properly.

Let’s quickly make the easy sauce that will elevate your chicken wings to the next level.

Chicken wings sauce

  • Peel and blend 2 onions, 2 scotch bonnet peppers and tomatoes to a rough texture
  • Slice the remaining 2 onions and set aside
  • Also slice all the coloured peppers
  • Put your pot on the cooker
  • Add about 3 spoonful of the hot oil used for frying the chicken
  • Fry half of the chopped onions for 1 minute
  • Add the blended pepper and tomato mix
  • Season with 1/2 tablespoon curry powder, 1/2 curry powder, 1/2 white pepper, 1/2 salt and 1 seasoning cube.
  • Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes after mixing well
  • Add fried chicken wings and flavour with 2 spoonful of chicken stock
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the remaining sliced onions and peppers
  • Mix well and allow simmer for 2 minutes of low heat

Nigerian style chicken wings is ready to be eaten as a finger food/snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The amazing thing about this Nigerian spicy chicken wings is that it can be eaten alone of enjoyed with other foods such as listed below.

It can also be used as a protein of choice when eating any Nigerian swallow with soup like

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