On a recent trip to Bali, my Balinese stepmother, Putu, let me help her prepare chicken - and I furiously committed her 'non-recipe' to memory to bring home. She has a big mortar and pestle for this kind of thing; I don't, so I end up using both sides of my meat mallet; you just want to get the ingredients well combined and at least somewhat reduced in mass. And since they're baked, not deep-fried, they're a (relatively) healthy pile of wings! I particularly like them with roasted sweet potatoes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine garlic, chile pepper, shallot, turmeric, and kosher salt; bruise with a mortar and pestle, or with the flat side of a cleaver. Place into a bowl, and stir in brown sugar, and olive oil. Toss chicken wings with marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss the chicken wings again to recoat in marinade, then spread out onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until deep, golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Note

If fresh turmeric root is not available, substitute 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 58 mg cholesterol; 541 mg sodium. 7.7 g carbohydrates; 19.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
I absolutely love to try different recipes and especially ones that come from mothers.:) This recipe is to die for! I'll never make my hot wings the same! Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2012
I think the marinade was alright. The flavor was pretty mild overall and baking them makes it seem like you are eating roasted chicken instead of fried chicken which is how I prefer my wings. Perhaps I could have broiled them. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
I absolutely love to try different recipes and especially ones that come from mothers.:) This recipe is to die for! I'll never make my hot wings the same! Thank you! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
I absolutely love to try different recipes and especially ones that come from mothers.:) This recipe is to die for! I'll never make my hot wings the same! Thank you! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2007
My family really liked this although I had to improvise a little. I used 1tsp of ground tumeric and 1 1/2 tbs ground red pepper. I also started it on the grill grilled it for about 20 minutes then ran out of propane and moved it to the oven covered in foil at 450 for about 20 min. I also did some chicken breasts with the wings and they were really good. I served it with a rice dish I do and a tossed green salad. I was thinking about adding some vinegar or wine to the marinade next time to add a little zing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2007
I modified this recipe slightly to marinade chicken thighs and it turned out wonderful. Of course they took a bit longer to cook but they were worth the wait. I left out the sugar because of personal tastes and replaced it with about a tablespoon of tomato juice. Also added some extra pepper. The chicken was really juicy and tender. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
These were awesome. They're our new favorite chicken wing style. The baking leaves them the perfect tenderness. Everyone even the kids loved these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2011
Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! The non-recipe thing always stops me from trying out different dishes. I used 1/2 tsp ground turmeric and 1/2 a medium onion for the shallot. Wonderful wonderful. Thank you! UPDATED: I made it and the kids like it too! I didn't put the chili pepper so it's not spicy. This dish is full of flavor. I have to tell you that I'm Indonesian and now I know how to make this. Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2011
The flavor is a nice change from the traditional wings. I was afraid I would make the marinade too spicy and only used one red pepper (double the recipe). Not spicy at all will use 2 peppers next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
marvelous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
I loved these wings so much I couldn't stop eating them! I put the garlic shallot and turmeric root in the food processor along with a red jalapeño (this was the only red chile pepper that the store had). Once everything was finely chopped I added the rest of the ingredients and marinated for an hour. I baked the wings according to the recipe except I put them under the broiler for a minutes at the end to achieve a nice golden brown color. Next time I think I'd add 1/4 tsp more of brown sugar for a sweeter flavor and I'd marinate for longer than an hour. My wings were not spicy at all but that may be because of the type of pepper I used. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
I used chicken thighs and cooked it a few minutes longer. I couldn't find a fresh red chili pepper so I used a green jalapeno instead. It was awesome! You might want to wear gloves wile preparing the turmeric root as it will stain your hands. I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2012
I think the marinade was alright. The flavor was pretty mild overall and baking them makes it seem like you are eating roasted chicken instead of fried chicken which is how I prefer my wings. Perhaps I could have broiled them. Read More