Rangitikei Chicken Recipes
Super Tasty turmeric Chicken Wings with Coconut Cucumber Raita
1 kg chicken wings
80 ml (1∕3 cup) coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons ground turmeric
2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder, or to taste
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
Coriander leaves (optional) lime wedges
Coconut and Cucumber Raita (see below)
To make the marinade, add the spices and salt to a bowl and mix well. In a separate large bowl, mix together the coconut aminos, garlic and ginger.
Add the chicken wings to the coconut aminos mixture then tip the spice mixture over the top. Massage the marinade into the chicken wings with your hands, making sure they are well coated, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap, transfer to the fridge and leave to marinate for 2–12 hours. (The longer you leave them the more the avours will develop.)
When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 180oC and line a deep baking dish or tin with baking paper.
Place the chicken wings in the prepared baking dish in a single layer, brush with the melted coconut oil and pour over 80 ml of water. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until cooked through and nice and golden brown all over.
Pile the wings onto a large share platter, scatter over some fresh coriander, if using, and serve with lime wedges and my coconut and cucumber raita, if you like.
Coconut and Cucumber Raita
2 x 270ml cans coconut cream
1 x Lebanese cucumber, deseeded and diced
4 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped dill fronds
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin
zest and juice of 1 lemon
pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Scoop the solid cream from the coconut cans into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine, adding a little of the clear coconut liquid from the cans to loosen it if need be. It should be thick and chunky. Transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour. It will keep in airtight container for up to one week.