Alitas de Pollo (Chicken Wings)


Alitas de Pollo, or Chicken Wings, are a popular dish in many Spanish-speaking countries. They are usually served as a appetizer or main course, and can be cooked in many different ways. This recipe is for a simple baked version of chicken wings.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken wings.
  4. In a large baking dish or roasting pan, drizzle olive oil and toss to coat.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken wings are cooked through and crispy.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley and cilantro before serving.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways that you can change up this recipe to suit your tastes. Some possible changes include:

  • Using different spices in the rub
  • Adding a sauce or glaze after cooking
  • Cooking the chicken wings in a BBQ or smoker
  • Deep frying the chicken wings

What other food it works well with

Chicken wings go well with many other dishes. Some serving suggestions include:

  • Served with a dipping sauce on the side
  • Served with a salad or coleslaw
  • Served with rice and beans
  • Served with potato wedges or fries

Common Mistakes

When cooking chicken wings, there are a few common mistakes that can be made. These include:

  • Not using enough spice in the rub
  • Not cooking the chicken wings long enough
  • Overcrowding the baking dish or pan
  • Not using a high enough cooking temperature

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 456
  • Fat: 33 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 109 mg
  • Sodium: 505 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Protein: 32 g

Allergens:

  • Chicken

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