Jeera Chicken Wings (Cumin Chicken Wings)


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The Super Bowl is coming up already. That means it’s about time for one of my favorite things… Chicken Wings!

I went to lunch with a couple of my co-workers on Friday and the conversation eventually ended up at football, as it so often does. They started talking about their Super Bowl plans and I, oblivious as always about the game, asked when is it and who’s playing? My silly question got me laughed at pretty hard because it is only a week away. How could I not know know is playing?

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I couldn’t believe how quickly it had snuck up on me. I needed to prep for my favorite part of it– the wings and the beer.

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Last year I made Tandoori Chicken Wings. They came out great, and I wanted to do something this year in the same spirit but different. So I came up with these Cumin Chicken Wings (Jeera Chicken Wings). I love the taste of cumin with just about anything!

If you’ve been following this blog long you might be surprised to see there are no chilies in it. These wings are certainly mild as far as heat goes, but I’m never one to skimp on the spices. They are loaded with flavor from cumin, garlic and chives. If you miss the heat, feel free to add some chopped jalapenos with your garlic, or some chili powder with the cumin.

Cumin Chicken Wings recipe by

Cumin Chicken Wings recipe by

Cumin Chicken Wings recipe by

Cumin Chicken Wings recipe by

Jeera (Cumin) Chicken Wings

Cumin Chicken Wings recipe by

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hrs
  • Yields 12


  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 clove garlic turned into a paste (a microplane or garlic press works well)
  • 12 raw chicken wings
  • chives for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp cumin, turmeric, black pepper, salt and 1 tbsp ghee. (You can substitute melted butter for ghee).
  3. Toss in the chicken wings, mix until they are evenly coated.
  4. Spread them out evenly on a cookie sheet skin side down. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Rotate the wings so that the skin side is up and bake for 8 more minutes.
  6. While the wings are baking, heat 2 tbsp ghee, add garlic and 1 tsp cumin. Cook until the mixture sizzles. Set aside until the wings are done.
  7. When the timer’s up, remove wings from the over. Spoon the ghee, garlic and cumin sauce over each wing evenly. Bake 5 more minutes.
  8. Garnish with chives.
  9. Serve warm.
Nutrition Info
Serving Size 6 wings Sodium 1100mg
Calories 328 Trans Fat 0g
Carbohydrates 4g Fat 25g
Protein g Cholesterol 172g

Comments on "Jeera Chicken Wings (Cumin Chicken Wings)"

  1. January 26, 2015
    Ellen Garrett:

    This looks really yummy, but it says it takes 48 hours? is that a typo?

    1. January 26, 2015

      Hi Ellen. Yes! It's a typo. Thanks for catching it! I've fixed it now. It will take just about an hour to make.

  2. January 26, 2015

    Mmmm, cumin. These are beautiful and mouthwatering.

  3. January 27, 2015
    Thalia @ butter and brioche:

    Wow these chicken wings look so incredibly spiced, aromatic and flavoursome. I have to make the recipe!

  4. February 16, 2015
    Prash @ YummilyYours:

    Love the flavors you have going on here! Yum <3

    1. March 2, 2015
      Puja Thomas-Patel:

      Thanks Prash!

  5. August 13, 2018

    Kia ora , what is another alternative to ghee? can I use pure coconut oil instead?

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