Sambal Chicken Wings


There is a wide variety of sambal, a chili paste used as a condiment, or as an ingredient in many Indian or Asian dishes. I look at sambal as a great garlic chili sauce, with hints of lime, garlic, and a punch of chili. Perfect. Who can go wrong with lime, chili, and garlic? In the past, I have typically used sambal as a condiment, just touching on it, small dips if you will, with my food, as the flavor is robust and will pretty much rock your socks off, or open your sinuses, depending on your heat level. This appetizer, or heck, even dinner if you will, is super simple, packed with flavor, and is good any day of the week.

What you will need

12 chicken wings, chopped at the joint, tips removed

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 lemon, zested and juiced

2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce (sambal olek)

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 pinch salt

1 pinch cracked black pepper


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