Baby it’s cold outside…so we are having deliciously sweet and spicy wings for the win!
This recipe show me pepper eh!
Who would have thought that coca cola would be great with Nigerian recipes 🙂
The first time I made this chicken I followed a recipe which I had seen online. I tweaked the recipe and went to work on it. I was delicious, but it didn’t have the saucy coating I had wanted on it. I tried it once again, but the perfectionist in me just had to get it right. I kept trying to research(I’m sure google knows me by name now lol), but it all seemed complicated, so I decided to go back to the drawing board; yet it wasn’t quite clicking.
I brooded over not having the right recipe; then my ajebutter had to have surgey ; then I had to put it off again until sometime last week. I woke up early a few days after my ajebutter’s surgery and went right back to bed; then I woke back up and went into the kitchen. In between answering emails and messages, I whipped up everything. If you asked me how I did everything and down to the photo, I couldn’t tell you. I just blacked out and my hands just kept moving…what?! The only thing I remembered doing is praying and just asking God to help me as I dun too stress this thing and in the process of stressing, I asked God several times “Is this was what you want me doing?” It was a moment where I thought I wasn’t doing too well and almost failed myself. For days like this, I thank God.
This recipe, as simple as it looks and seems, it is rich to the heavens! It’s simple enough for Christmas and delicious enough to be had all year round(who wouldn’t want some delicious wings)…
My ajebutters had what was left over for breakfast the next day and they are still wanting more 🙂
Any way, I’ll sip on some Coca-Cola and settle down to a bowl while you make yours. And errm, you may want to try it with uziza spice too…thank me later 🙂
- 3½-4lbs chicken wings.
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 1½ Coca-Cola
- ½ cup honey
- 3 tbsps. suya seasoning/yaji
- 2 medium sized garlic cloves(minced)
- ½ inch grated ginger
- A healthy pinch of onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½-1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1tbsp cooking oil
- salt or bouillon to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Wash chicken, pat dry(completely dry) and split. Season with salt, pepper and baking soda and let it rest for 10minutes to an hour. Place in the oven and let it bake until crisp and the juices have run clear.
- Heat the butter until melted, add the oil. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant. add the paprika and 2tbsps suya seasoning. mix to form a paste; then add the Coca-Cola and honey. Stir to blend; then add the tomato paste if using; reduce heat and bring the sauce to a boil; while stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has thickened, season with either salt or bouillon to taste; then toss in the chicken and the remaining suya seasoning. Cook for another 2 minutes; then serve...