Ginger-Turmeric Wings Recipe

Ginger-Turmeric Wings
Will Budiaman


  • 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  •   Three ¼-inch-thick slices ginger, peeled
  • whole chicken wings, tips removed, separated at the joint
  • 1 tablespoon  turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon  ground coriander
  •   Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste

This recipe was inspired by my mother’s traditional Indonesian fried chicken, ayam goreng. But instead of deep-frying the wings, I tried to make these a little healthier while still retaining all the flavor, so I pan-roasted them in the oven.

Be warned: The unmistakable tang of turmeric will fill your kitchen. And the telltale stains will be everywhere, no matter how hard you try to work clean. But that’s okay. These are worth it.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the oil, garlic, and ginger in a 10-inch, ovenproof sauté pan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, flipping the garlic about halfway through. Discard the garlic, flip the ginger pieces, and cook for 3 more minutes.

Meanwhile, place the wings in a bowl and season with the turmeric and coriander. Toss the wings and rub the spices in to make sure the wings are evenly coated.

Discard the ginger, increase heat to high, and add the wings to the pan. Arrange them all in a single layer. Season with salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste. Cook for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through and seasoning the other side with additional salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer the pan to the oven or place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

216 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 61g 93%
  • Carbs 18g 6%
  • Saturated 15g 76%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 32g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 63g 125%
  • Cholesterol 381mg 127%
  • Sodium 299mg 12%
  • Calcium 104mg 10%
  • Magnesium 108mg 27%
  • Potassium 1,073mg 31%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 5mg 33%
  • Phosphorus 489mg 70%
  • Vitamin A 31µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 101%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 99%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 31µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 14%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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