Winging It with Spiced Wings with Coconut-Cilantro Pesto

2 months ago


Spiced Wings with Coconut-Cilantro Pesto

Makes 8 servings

3 Tbsps Olive oil

1 tsp Ground cumin

1 Tbsp Chopped cilantro roots

1 Tbsp Brown sugar

½ tsp Salt

¼ tsp Ground black pepper

1 kilo Chicken wings

  1. Combine the olive oil, cumin, chopped cilantro roots, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and stir. Toss in the chicken wings then mix to coat evenly. Cover bowl with plastic cling wrap then leave wings to marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  2. Cook the wings over a hot charcoal grill until cooked, about 8 minutes per side. 


1 cup Cilantro (wansoy leaves), chopped

2 cloves Garlic, chopped

1 Green finger chili, deseeded and chopped

3 Tbsps Chopped pistachio nuts (or cashew nuts)

¼ cup Coconut cream

2 Tbsps Lime juice

1/2 tsp salt

*Pinch of granulated sugar

  1. In a blender, combine cilantro, garlic, green finger chilli and nuts.  Add coconut cream and lime juice. Season with salt and sugar. 
  2. Puree until smooth. 
  3. Pour into a microwaveable bowl and heat for 1 minute. 
  4. Spoon this cilantro pesto over just grilled chicken wings. 
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