Chicken Wings, Wedges and Slaw

Chicken Wings, Wedges and Slaw

Sometimes you just want to pig out, eat with your hands, get dirty and sticky fingers that need licking clean, and to have a few beers; in other words you need something sinfully good for a cheat day. This is it, and better still it’s cheap, easy and can be done in bulk when you have friends round.

Ingredients for two:

8-10 chicken wings
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
Heaped teaspoon of smoked paprika
Teaspoon of chilli powder
Teaspoon of dried oregano
Teaspoon of sea salt
Pinch of pepper
Teaspoon of powdered ginger
Teaspoon of all purpose seasoning
Pinch of cumin
Juice of 1 lime
Dessertspoon of olive oil

For the Slaw
1/2 a white cabbage
1 carrot
1/2 an onion
Tablespoon of mayonnaise
Dessertspoon of olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and Pepper


Heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan. Put the chicken and the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients to make the spice rub. Tip the spice rub onto the chicken and wedges, add the olive oil and lime juice, and get stuck in with your hands, toss everything about to evenly coat everything in the rub.

Arrange the chicken wings in the centre of a baking tray and arrange the potatoes around them. When the oven is heated put the tray in the oven and cook for 25 minutes. Then take out of the oven and turn everything, don’t worry about the chicken and potatoes getting all mixed up. Put the tray back in the oven and cook for a further 20-25minutes until the potatoes and wings are golden.

While the chicken cooks make the slaw. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to create the sauce. Cut out the central stalk of the cabbage and then finally slice it to leave it shredded, add this to the mixing bowl with the sauce. Peel the skin from the carrot and discard, then peel the rest of the carrot and add to the cabbage. Finely dice the onion and add to the cabbage. Again get your hands in there and mix everything well so it’s coated in the sauce and the carrot and onion is evenly distributed through the cabbage.

When everything is cooked and prepared, pile each plate high with the chicken and wedges and serve with a good helping of slaw on the side. Serve with hot sauce, personally I think liberal amounts (especially through the slaw) of Cholula Original Hot Sauce is perfect with it.