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Maple Crispy Chicken Wings

31 March 2017   |   11:52 am

Sometimes recipes are born from random thoughts! This time, I wanted to make some chicken wings, but I also wanted a salad. It was at that moment I decided to make a chicken wing salad and served it with some jollof rice on the side.


  • 1 pound buffalo wings
  • 1/2 or 1 ata rodo/scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Thumb size ginger
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 cube Knorr
  • 2 tbsps Essie Spice – Mekko dry rub
  • 3 tbsps yaaji (suya) pepper
  • 1tsp curry
  • Oil for frying
  • Maple syrup



  • Wash chicken wings and place in a clean bowl.
  • In a blender, blend the onion, pepper, ginger, and garlic together.
  • Pour blended ingredients into bowl of chicken. Add in Knorr, thyme and olive oil. Poke wings with a knife and mix well . Leave wings to marinate for about an hour or more.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, black pepper, two tbps yaaji, salt and curry – mix well.
  • Let marinate for about two to three hours. When the wings are well seasoned, heat some oil for frying.
  • Remove wings one at a time and fully coat in flour mix, then drop in hot oil. Repeat process until all wings are finished.
  • When wings are done, drizzle with maple syrup.


For the salad

  • Cut up the lettuce, fresh is always the best option.
  • Dress lettuce with croutons and fried wings. Then sprinkle some more yaaji (suya) pepper on the wings.
  • Finish off with your Caesar salad dressing (cream).



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