Spicy Wicked Chicken Wings

By June 10, 2019May 16th, 2020Chicken
Crunchy Spicy Chicken Wings

Challenge 2019 sent in by George

Thank you George, this is Finger Licking Delicious



Prep time

8 Minutes

Cooking time

15-20 Minutes


    • 3-4 chicken wings
    • ¾ cup buttermilk
    • ⅓ cup plain flour 
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • oil for frying


    • 1 teaspoon chicken salt
    • ½ teaspoon thyme
    • ½ teaspoon celery salt
    • ½ teaspoon dried mustard
    • 2 teaspoons paprika (I used hot)
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    •   white pepper
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Grind all spices together in a mortar and pestle
  • Cut the chicken wings at each joint and discard the tips
  • Add buttermilk to ziplock bag or bowl and add 1½ tablespoons of the mixed spices, mix to blend
  • Add the chicken wings to the buttermilk mixture and coat well
  • Marinate for 30 minutes plus
  • Mix together plain flour, cornflour and baking powder in a ziplock bag. Add remainder of spice mixture and toss to combine
  • Remove the chicken pieces one at a time and place into the flour mixture and coat well
  • Repeat with the rest of the chicken. Discard the remainder of flour and buttermilk mixture
  • Preheat oven 180ºc
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken pieces until golden brown,  approximately 2-3 minutes each side, depending on the thickness
  • Transfer wings onto a wire rack and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Cook in oven 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!

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