First posted: Nov 17, 2014

Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings with Whipped Feta


This is real feasting-with-friends food. The kind that goes with paper napkins and sticky fingers, standing around a braai, and endless Summer evenings. The whipped feta adds a nice salty punch against the honeyed sweetness of the chicken wings. Give ’em a whirl.



Cooks in:        Serves:8 as a snack

  • 10-12 chicken wings
BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp runny honey or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Generous pinch each of salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Whipped Feta
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 100g smooth cottage cheese (or thick natural yoghurt)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or milk, to loosen if necessary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil and mint
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil, to garnish

What to do

1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a jug or mixing bowl.

2. Baste the chicken with the sauce, cover with cling film and leave to stand in the fridge for as long as possible before cooking (overnight is ideal, but not essential). Remove from the fridge and bring to room temperature about 20 minutes before cooking.

3. Cook on the braai, or roast in the oven for 20–25 minutes or until cooked through, sticky and golden. Baste with any extra sauce every 10 minutes or so during cooking.

4. Serve immediately with the whipped feta on the side.

For the Whipped Feta

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Check for seasoning and set aside in a serving bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a twist of black pepper to garnish.

By the way
This recipe is part of a campaign that I've been working on with Two Oceans Wines, and you can find more of my #SimpleSnacking recipes, with wine pairings (!) on their Facebook Page. Also, I'll be doing a live Q&A on their Facebook page to answer any of your Simple Snacking questions on Friday 28th November at 1pm so come hang out!

Photo by Warren Heath.

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