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Baked Peri Peri Chicken Wings

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 65
  • Total Time: 6-8 hours
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Course
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: African, Portuguese


Marinated in bright and spicy peri peri seasonings, these crispy baked wings will be a big hit for your next get together, game day spread or for dinner any night of the week.


  • 34 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 lemons (zest of one, juice of both)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 45 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1 inch nub of fresh grated ginger
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground piri piri pepper
  • 1 tsp salt



  1. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels.
  2. Add minced shallot, pressed garlic, grated ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and seasonings to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add chicken wings to marinade and toss to thoroughly coat. 
  4. Transfer wings to a tightly covered shallow dish or large ziplock bag and let marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours. Marinate for 6-8 hours for best flavor and texture.
  5. When you’re ready to bake the wings, preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit it with a wire rack. 
  6. Arrange the wings, skin side up, on the rack in a single layer. Discard any remaining marinade.
  7. Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes then turn the oven up to 425 and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 


  1. The wings can marinate overnight. I would not recommend letting them go longer than 12 hours.
  2. Cooked wings can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven to crisp up the skin.
  3. If you do not have a wire rack, bake the wings directly on parchment paper and turn halfway through high temperature cooking time.

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