I call these my Dunn’s river wings and they’re my absolute favorite! The name comes from a waterfall in Jamaica. I was actually blessed with the opportunity to climb this waterfall and it was an amazing experience. I went on a cruise with my family to Jamaica. I absolutely fell in love with the island and the food. Whenever I want to pretend like I’m on an island get away, these are my go to wings.
The recipe kind of happened by accident. One night I needed to cook something for dinner and I had wings in the freezer. So, naturally I threw every Jamaican seasoning in my cabinet in a bag and baked it, lol. Thankfully it turned out great. Here’s what I used, Roughly a teaspoon of each. However, I’m warning you now! The scotch bonnet pepper should be used sparingly. If you don’t like spice or can’t handle it just leave it out altogether. I ended up using about a half teaspoon of the scotch bonnet because hubby doesn’t like spice I however, love all things spicy!
4 lbs of chicken wings
Creole chachere seasoning
Jamaican all purpose seasoning
Scotch bonnet pepper
First thing you want to do is clean your chicken! Then toss in about a half cup of vinegar. The vinegar opens up the meat so it can take on all the seasonings. Next, place cleaned chicken wings and seasonings into a ziploc bag and shake to fully cover all wings. Feel free to add some dance moves in at this step, I promise it makes the chicken taste better. Let the fully coated wings marinate overnight. It should look something like this.
Now, remove wings from bag and place them in a baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 mins. Remove from oven and shimmy because you just made some delicious wings! These go great with rice and peas and callaloo. Ooooor you could just eat them by itself, I won’t judge either way. Let me know in the comments below if you try these wings and what you thought of them!