Gluten Free Spicy Chicken Wings (Jawaneh)

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Delicious easy-to-make Palestinian chicken wings marinated in yogurt, herbs, and spices!

Ever had or heard of spicy chicken wings from Palestine? Well.. they do exist and are amazing!

These easy-to-make spicy Palestinian chicken wings are infused in amazing Middle Eastern flavors! Za'atr, Sumac, garlic, thyme, and red chili flakes combined together, create a mouth watering party snack that will leave your guests asking for more!

The recipe came to me via my dear friend, Janette, whose sister-in-law is a Palestinian-British cookbook author based in the United Kingdom and had published in her book "Palestine on A Plate". So...thank you, Joudie Kalla, for the recipe! I'll be honest...I might have changed the list of ingredients just a little bit.

From the moment I saw the recipe I knew I needed it to make these for myself. I did and fell in love with them! The complex flavors is like not other chicken wings I've eaten before. The Za'atar (a Middle Eastern spice blend of dried oregano, sumac, thyme, marjoram, and sesame seeds) and Sumac both give deep flavorful herbal and floral notes.

Prep time: about 2 hours

Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes

Serves 6 to 10 people

You can make your own Za'atar by combining equal parts if dried oregano, sumac, thyme, marjoram, and sesame seeds, and processing the mix in a blender.


  • 10 to 12 chicken wings

  • 5 cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)

  • 1/2 tablespoon of red pepper flakes or diced red chili peppers

  • 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon of Sea Salt

  • 1 teaspoon of za'atar

  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon of sumac or paprika

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 lemons (quartered)

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (chopped)


  1. In a non reactive pan, mix the garlic, Za'atar, red pepper flakes or red chili peppers, cayenne pepper, Sumac or paprika, sea salt, thyme, juice of a lemon, and yogurt.

  2. Add the chicken wings, mix well, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat over to 425 degrees F.

  4. In a baking tray, lined up with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil, place the wings. Add the quartered lemons.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes.

  6. Serve with the roasted lemons and garnish with parsley.

  7. Enjoy!!!

Printable PDF with recipe below.

Spicy Chicken Wings
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