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Tamil Chicken Wings

Makes 4 servings

Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Elagupillai Mageswari seasons chicken wings with a fragrant Sri Lankan paste and serves them with a refreshing cucumber salad.

Tamil Chicken Wings

 1 stalk (2 oz.) fresh lemon grass or 3 strips (3 by 1/2 in. each) lemon peel (yellow part only), chopped
 3/4 cup fresh cilantro sprigs, rinsed
 8 cloves garlic, peeled
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
 8 chicken wings (about 1 3/4 lb. total), rinsed and patted dry
  Cucumber Salad
Step 1

Remove stem end and tough outer leaves from lemon grass. Cut inner stalk into chunks; put in a food processor with cilantro, garlic, salt, turmeric, and pepper. Whirl until finely minced. Pat mixture over chicken wings. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

Step 2

Lay chicken wings on a lightly oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until no longer pink at the bone (cut to test), about 15 minutes total. Transfer to a platter. Serve with Cucumber Salad.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 261Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%

Saturated Fat 4.2g22%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 658mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.8g4%
Protein 22g44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.