Brown Sugar Curry Chicken Wings

Things that happened while making these chicken wings:

  • I separated chicken wings for the first time, leaving me to resort to a high-pitched squeal every time I sliced through a bone (former vegetarian, here)
  • I whined “THIS IS DISGUSTING!” like, 5 billion times
  • My partner (eyes rolling at my squeals, probably) found a YouTube video of an old man separating chicken wings which actually ended up being quite helpful. Thanks, old man.
  • I set off my smoke alarm (and subsequently discovered there is a “hush” button, and upon pressing that button, the alarm began beeping spontaneously

Moral of the story? I’ve already made all the mistakes with this recipe the first time around, so if you follow my directions, your kitchen experience should be simple and squeal-free.

I highly recommend purchasing pre-separated wings. They will be a little more expensive, but the extra price is worth it. Having just sharpened my knife I was able to successfully separate the wings, but many times I sliced down on bone instead of cartilage and I was cringing at the thought of my blade becoming immediately dull.
Also, turn on your oven fan (if you have one) and make sure your oven is free from debris before pre-heating. This will help loads with the smoke factor!

Read: The 10 Best Broiler Pans

Now that you know how to make wings the fast and easy way, let me tell you how wonderful this recipe is. Without deep frying, these wings are super crispy. The secret? Tossing the wings in baking powder before cooking! Baking powder sucks much of the moisture out of the wings, so without using ANY oil, you’ll still get a perfectly crispy wing. Easy!

Curry gives these wings a bit of a spicy edge, while brown sugar mellows everything out. Salt keeps you coming back for more. Always. These will be a hit at appetizer tables and are easy enough for a Friday night meal, too. Enjoy

Brown Sugar Curry Chicken Wings

Author: PaletteDining
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: serves 4-6


  • 1.5 kg chicken wings, tips removed and drummettes separated
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder


  1. Preheat the broiler on high. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray well with cooking spray.
  2. Toss the wings in a mixing bowl with the baking powder and salt. Spread out on the baking sheet.
  3. Broil the wings for 10 minutes, stir, then broil for 10 more minutes.
  4. Toss the cooked wings in a mixing bowl with the brown sugar and curry. Serve.

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