Saucy Jerk Chicken Wings

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10 min


50 min



Saucy Jerk Chicken Wings

(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Drums or flats? You're guaranteed to choose both when it comes to this saucy, crispy plate of jerk seasoned chicken wings.


  • 1 kg chicken wings , drumettes and flats, separated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Jerk-Inspired Spice Blend , divided, (see Kitchen tips for recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro , (optional)


  1. Position rack in centre of oven and preheat to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top. Spray rack with oil.
  2. Pat drumettes and flats dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with oil. Combine 2 tbsp spice blend and baking powder in a small bowl and sprinkle over chicken. Toss until well coated. Arrange drumettes and flats on prepared rack.
  3. Bake until crisp, 35 to 40 min. Let stand for 5 min.
  4. Meanwhile, stir remaining 1/2 tbsp spice blend with honey, soy sauce, butter, lime juice and chili-garlic sauce in a large bowl. Add wings and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately with extra lime wedges, if desired.

Kitchen tip

Get the Jerk-Inspired Spice Blend recipe.

Kitchen tip

For even crispier wings, arrange on a wire rack set on a prepared sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, overnight before baking.

Kitchen tip

Crispy wings will start to soften when tossed with sauce. For best results, toss just before serving.