Lebanese 7 Spice Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken wings are roasted in a Lebanese 7 spice mixture and garnished with a simple salad
Chicken wings are roasted in a Lebanese 7 spice mixture and garnished with a simple salad

Lebanese 7 spice is a combination of different spices which is often used in Lebanese cooking as a dry marinade or ingredient. It is perhaps most commonly used with lamb. This idea to combine it with chicken worked very well, however, and hopefully you will consider giving it a try to spice up your home cooked chicken wings in a way that your family may not have tried before. One point to note is that using only the 7 spice as a seasoning can leave the chicken with a slightly overpowering taste of clove (one of the spices in the mix) and it is principally for this reason that the paprika was also included in this recipe. Experimentation with other complementary spices could of course also pay great dividends.

Do remember that whenever you are cooking chicken wings - or any type of raw meat - you should remove them from the refrigerator an hour or so in advance and allow them to reach room temperature. Cooking them straight from the fridge can not only affect the cooking time, it can cause uneven cooking, leaving the surface meat over-cooked and the internal meat under-cooked.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • Yields: 1 generous portion

Ingredients

  • 10 whole chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Lebanese 7 spice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Watercress
  • 1/2 medium tomato, cut in to three segments
  • Flat leaf parsley, to garnish

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Instructions

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Lebanese 7 spice and other seasonings are added to olive oilOlive oil and spices are stirred to form a smooth pasteChicken wings are added to the Lebanese 7 spice pasteCarefully folding the chicken wings through the spice pasteChicken wings are evenly coated in the spice pasteChicken wings are laid on a roasting tray for the ovenChicken wings must be rested when they are taken from the ovenWatercress and tomato for salad garnishLebanese 7 spice chicken wings are platedSalad garnish is plated alongside the Lebanese spice chicken wings
Lebanese 7 spice and other seasonings are added to olive oil
Lebanese 7 spice and other seasonings are added to olive oil
Olive oil and spices are stirred to form a smooth paste
Olive oil and spices are stirred to form a smooth paste
Chicken wings are added to the Lebanese 7 spice paste
Chicken wings are added to the Lebanese 7 spice paste
Carefully folding the chicken wings through the spice paste
Carefully folding the chicken wings through the spice paste
Chicken wings are evenly coated in the spice paste
Chicken wings are evenly coated in the spice paste
Chicken wings are laid on a roasting tray for the oven
Chicken wings are laid on a roasting tray for the oven
Chicken wings must be rested when they are taken from the oven
Chicken wings must be rested when they are taken from the oven
Watercress and tomato for salad garnish
Watercress and tomato for salad garnish
Lebanese 7 spice chicken wings are plated
Lebanese 7 spice chicken wings are plated
Salad garnish is plated alongside the Lebanese spice chicken wings
Salad garnish is plated alongside the Lebanese spice chicken wings
  1. Start your oven preheating to 400F/200C. Pour the olive oil in to a large glass or stone bowl and add the salt and spices. Stir with a wooden spoon to form a smooth paste.
  2. If you want to segment the chicken wings before cooking them, the procedures in all other respects are exactly the same. Put the chicken wings in to the bowl with the oil and spices. Tilt the bowl slightly with your weaker hand and use your stronger hand to carefully fold the chicken wings through the spice mixture. Keep doing this until the chicken wings are evenly coated in the oil and spices. It may take up to a couple of minutes but it is important to be gentle so as not to damage the delicate wings.
  3. Lay the chicken wings in a single layer on a large, ovenproof tray. Cook in the preheated oven for half an hour. Remove the tray from the oven after this time and sit aside to rest for ten to fifteen minutes.
  4. Arrange the chicken wings on a plate. Lay the watercress and tomato salad by their side as a ganrish and finish with a scattering of chopped parsley.
Lebanese 7 spice chicken wings are ready to serve
Lebanese 7 spice chicken wings are ready to serve

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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Nell and thanks. It is super easy and provides a really nice, alternative taste to the wings.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Sounds nice and easy Gordon, I like trying stuff with different spices and tastes, so nice one!


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thanks, Carol.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Looks delicious and you did a great job with these little wings. Thanks for sharing. Voting UP.

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