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Chipotle Chicken Wings with Avocado Crema


Chicken Wings

  • 1 kg (2.2lbs) chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chipotle or ancho chili *
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish

Avocado Crema

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Chicken Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit). Place a wire rack on a baking sheet.
  • In a bowl toss the chicken wings with the olive oil, salt and pepper and lay them out evenly on the wire rack. Bake the chicken wings in the oven for 35 minutes until crispy and golden in colour. 
  • While the chicken wings are baking, in a blender combine the chili, dates, cumin, paprika, coconut oil, vinegar and water. Blend until completely smooth. If the mixture is too thick add a splash more water. 
  • When the chicken wings are done, remove from the oven and toss them in the chipotle sauce. 

Avocado Crema

  • In a blender combine all of the ingredients for the avocado creme and blend until smooth. Add more water if you prefer it to be more liquid. Serve alongside the chicken wings for dipping. 


*I use a dried chili which has been soaked in hot water for 10 minutes but chipotle paste also works