It was bound to happen. The fact that one of this days I was going to get round to sharing a recipe involving the Peri-Peri chili pepper to which my blog owes its name. On my about me page, I share with you how When I was growing up, the mention of a dish having been seasoned with Peri-Peri chilies evoked expectations of enjoying a dish which was flavorful, colorful and tantalizingly hot; these Grilled Peri-Peri Wings attest to that notion.
If you are not from the Southern African or East African region, you are probably wondering where you can purchase Peri-Peri chili peppers from. If you live the U.S.A, Local stores from Eastern or Southern African countries do carry them. A simple google search will also produce results of online stores you can shop from. One brand which I consistently use is Robertsons, Peri-Peri. I have been able to access this brand both in Zambia, and in many international stores which stock East and Southern African foods across the U.S.A. If you are unable to purchase Peri-Peri chilies, one close substitute I would recommend is the Cayenne chili pepper.
I rarely fry chicken wings. I prefer to grill them and this recipe achieves that crispness we enjoy when we fry wings without the unhealthy excess oil. Furthermore, boiling the wings in chicken stock before grilling them cuts on the cooking time and also induces more flavor from the chicken stock. Happy cooking.
Ingredients Prep Time: 5 min Cooking Time: 40 min Serv. Size: 2 people
1 ½ tsp. ground Peri-Peri chili pepper (or any red chili pepper)
2 tsp. soy sauce
¼ oz. freshly minced parsley
Salt as needed for seasoning
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup chicken stock
-Preheat oven to 450F
-Cut the wings into pieces and wash them thoroughly in cold water
-Place the wing pieces in a sauce pan with the chicken stock and boil for 10 minutes at medium heat
-Remove the sauce pan from heat and let the wings cool for about 5 minutes. Add the Peri-Peri chili, garlic, parsley, soy sauce and salt to the wings while they are still in the sauce pan
-Transfer all the contents from the sauce pan to a baking pan. Grill for 20 minutes
-Broil each side of the wings for 3 to 4 minutes
-To serve, remove wings from the sauce in the baking pan, plate and garnish
-Use the excess sauce from the baking pan as dipping sauce.