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Berbere Spice Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are perfectly spiced with a blend of berbere, garlic, and ginger for a flavorful kick. They are oven-baked to crispy perfection and make for a delicious appetizer or meal.

Tasty Team
92% would make again


for 4 servings

Berbere Spice

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 12 chicken drumettes
  • ½ cup flour (60 g)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 447
  • Fat 29g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 25g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the paprika, salt, cayenne, fenugreek, ginger, onion powder, cardamom, nutmeg, garlic powder, cloves cinnamon, and allspice. Mix well.
  2. Save two tablespoons of spice mix. Set aside.
  3. Add the chicken drumettes to the bowl with the spice mixture and toss to coat evenly. Marinate in the fridge at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cornstarch. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the marinated chicken. Toss them until well-coated.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C).
  6. Place the chicken on a wire rack set over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake them for 30-40 minutes or chicken is slightly browned.
  7. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the reserved 2 tablespoons spice mix and stir to combine.
  8. Drizzle the spice butter mixture over the drumettes.
  9. Enjoy!
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