Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Roast Paprika Chicken Wings

Value chicken wings are so cheap (£1.99 per kilo), I don't have to wait for them to go on special offer.  This recipe is really easy and the result is finger-licking good.  The skin is crispy and the meat is tender, juicy and flavourful.

10 minutes preparation time, 1 hour cooking time
Two average sized servings
95p per serving

This is what it cost me, based on purchasing ingredients at the lowest price I could find.  This includes supermarket offers on produce and branded items as well as supermarket value-priced brands.


  • 8 - 10 chicken wings (about 750g)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • smoked paprika
  • sugar

Preheat the oven to 190 C.  Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Check the wings and pull out any remaining feathers.  Add the wings to the pan and stir to coat them in butter.  Sprinkle them with salt, sugar and a good coating of paprika.  Flip them over and season the other side. 

Cover a baking tray in foil or a silicon/Teflon sheet.  Arrange the wings plump side up on the tray.  Pour the pan juices over them.  Roast for 30 minutes.  Turn the wings over and return to the oven for 15 minutes.  Turn the wings right side up again and roast for a final 15 minutes.


  •  If you like spicy wings, simply sprinkle them with cayenne pepper or chilli powder in addition to paprika.
  • If you're trying to cut down on sugar and salt, make them like I do with granulated sucralose and low sodium salt.

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