Chicken Tikka Wings by Mom De Cuisine

as-salāmu ʿalaykum

wa `alaykumu s-salāmu. For delivery please?

Ah yes, Madam.

Chicken Tikka. Lamb chops, eight pieces. One hummus. One yogurt salad.

Is that it for tonight?

Yes, thank you.

Shukran.

And that is the conversation I have at least once a week with our favorite nearby hole-in-the-wall delivery place. It is inexpensive, hot, fresh, and delivered to our door in less than 20 minutes. It is definitely going to be one of the things I will miss most when we eventually leave Bahrain.

Just like hummus, I’ve felt like their chicken tikka marinade was something I had to master for myself. They serve this as cubes of chicken breasts which have been marinated and then grilled. I decided to give it a little twist and make them into chicken wings instead. They turned out with the almost the same flavor of the delivery version we have all come to love so much.

Chicken Tikka Wings

Chicken Tikka Wings Recipe

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Total time 15 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Chicken Wings
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted
  • 2 Cups whole-milk yogurt
  • 5 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil plus additional for greasing pan
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala (Indian spice mixture)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne
  • Chopped Cilantro and Lime wedges to serve

Preparation

Put all of the ingredients (expect the chicken) into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer contents into a plastic bag and add the chicken.
Marinate the chicken at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
Prepare grill and grill chicken over direct heat 3-4 minutes per side until browned and cooked through.
Top with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges

Notes

While this came out exactly like the version we have delivered, we like our wings with a little more kick, so I would add more cayenne if you like a kick too!
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And yes, that is the extent of my Arabic. I swore I would learn before we came, but everyone speaks English, so I had a hard time sticking to my conviction!

Source: Recipe adapted from Chicken Tikka from epicurious