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Serving size 4
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The warm flavor of ground cumin make these chicken wings extra delicious.


½ cup butter4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp ground cumin½ cup tomato sauce 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce½ tsp kosher salt, plus more for seasoning ½ tsp black pepper, plus more for seasoning 2 lb chicken wings, split 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging Vegetable oil (or other high flashpoint oil), for frying Toasted cumin seeds, for garnish


  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and stir in the garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic is lightly browned.
  2. Add the ground cumin, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
  3. Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry. Generously season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Dredge the wings in flour, shaking off any excess flour, and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat the oil to about 375°. Fry the chicken wings in small batches until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Shake off any excess oil and place on paper towels to drain. Continue frying the chicken in batches until all of the wings are cooked.
  5. Toss the wings in the cumin sauce and garnish with cumin seeds. Serve warm.

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Recipe Credit: Todd Porter & Diane Chu
Image Credit: Todd Porter & Diane Chu

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