Cooking with NOLA: Spicy Chicken Wings 

The upcoming Summer holidays, for most people, includes an abundance of family gatherings, festive cheer, casual drop-ins and quite a bit of catering.

Nothing embodies the melting pot of cultures in South Africa quite like food. It’s how we welcome guests, show our love for our family and friends and generally how we socialise. When it’s shisnyama time: try a twist on traditional chicken wings and marinade them in a spicy curried mayo marinade.

Spicy Curried Mayo Marinade for Chicken Wings



  • 1.5 kg of chicken wings cut in half 


  • ½ cup (125ml) Nola Original Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsps. Worcester Sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Mild Masala Curry Powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsps. Portuguese chicken spice
  • 1 tsp crushed chilies
  • 2 tsps. crushed garlic and chili
  • 2 tsps. honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dry parsley


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a big mixing bowl
  2. Boil the chicken wings in water with the chicken spice and salt & pepper for approximately 1015 minutesBe careful not to overcook – drain the wings of water and let them rest for 10 minutes
  3. Coat the wings with the marinade mixture and leave for at least 1 hour (refrigerate)
  4. Remove marinated chicken wings from refrigerator and let them sit until dish has returned to room temperature
  5. Place on braai or in oven – continuously turningUse excess marinade to brush on the wings while cooking
  6. Cook until golden brown. 

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