Crispy Suya Wings

suya spice wings healthy baked naijafoodie recipe

Crispy Baked Suya Wings

Superbowl Sunday is here and it’s officially wings season. Now do I know anything about American football? NOPE. Do I care about American football? NOPE. Can I name one person who plays American football? Well I think so…something Brady.. buahhahah. I don’t know his team sha but he is a fine piece of human specimen but I digress. Superbowl Sunday for me is just another opportunity to each chicken wings, shikena.

I have several wings recipes on the blog from this Nigerian style recipe, to Jollof wings  etc. This one right here is in a league of its on. Imagine the crispiness of deep fried wings without all that oil, like who doesn’t want that?

To achieve the level of crispiness, we will be using baking powder. Yes BAKING POWDER. This Is a trick I picked up from many nights of watching food shows and it has never failed me. To cown it off, we will toss the crispy wings in a sweet and spicy suya sauce! I know you are already licking your fingers.


  • 20 split chicken wings
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1 tspn Black or Cameron pepper
  • 2 maggi cubes
  • 2 tbspn baking powder


  • 1 heaped tbspn suya spice
  • 3 tbspn honey (substitute maple syrup)
  • 2 tbspn mayonnaise (substitute greek yogurt)
  • 2 tbspn lemon juice


  • Combine all wings ingredients. Set aside

  • Preheat oven to 275F. Line a baking pan with parchment or use a baking wrack. Oil generously.
  • Arrange chicken pieces on wrack. Bake for 3omins. Increase heat to 425F and continue to bake until chicken is crispy (30-45 more mins)

  • Remove chicken from oven and set aside.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium pot. Place on medium heat and boil until it thickens.  Toss in warm wings and coat generously

Serve your delicious wings with a side of something cold like this tangy and sweet Chapman

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By |February 5th, 2017|6 Comments


  1. Jasmine March 31, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Hi, Can you substitute mayonnaise with salad dressing.

  2. Maureen oranye March 6, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

    please how do we make our own suya spice

  3. Estti E. February 17, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    next time i get some wings, im trying this. looks delish!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 20, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

      Great! let me know how it turns out.

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