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:

237 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 71g 108%
  • Carbs 13g 4%
  • Saturated 17g 83%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 65g 130%
  • Cholesterol 264mg 88%
  • Sodium 259mg 11%
  • Calcium 104mg 10%
  • Magnesium 102mg 25%
  • Potassium 875mg 25%
  • Iron 7mg 40%
  • Zinc 5mg 35%
  • Phosphorus 508mg 73%
  • Vitamin A 505IU 10%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 19%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 105%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 71%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 19µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 33g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 14g
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