Chicken wings with lemon and honey dressing

chicken wings by omar allibhoy
Spanish Made Simple: Foolproof Spanish Recipes for Every Day by Omar Allibhoy of Tapas Revolution (Quadrille £20) Photography: Martin Poole
Planning to invite your friends over and cook something delicious for them? Spanish celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy brings us the perfect shareable party food: these incredibly good looking chicken wings that will make you look fab in front of your guests.

It’s been awhile since Omar Allibhoy – the man behind Spanish restaurants Tapas Revolution – devoted himself to introduce the British public to the home-cooked meals that are widely enjoyed across Spain. The same food he grew up with in Madrid and that he still cooks at home every day.

Today he brings us one of those meals that is everyone’s favourite. As Omar says: “I am yet to meet someone who doesn’t like chicken wings. Traditionally this recipe was made using the whole chicken, however it is so much more shareable when made with wings”.

Chicken wings are always a great option to share, especially when you need to feed many guests and you are after something that can easily please everyone. Give this Spanish-style recipe a go and we’re convinced your guests will be left wanting more and more and more.


Chicken wings with lemon and honey dressing
Serves: people Print recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Passive time:
Difficulty: Easy



  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the chicken wings and boil for 5 minutes. Remove and drain on kitchen paper for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, zest the lemon, halve it and squeeze out the juice, but don’t throw the rest of it away. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Add the thyme sprigs, chicken wings, squeezed lemon halves and the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes on each side. Sprinkle the Pimenton over the chicken and after 10 seconds drizzle the lemon juice and honey into the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Continue to sauté the chicken until cooked through, allowing the liquid to reduce while making sure the wings are fully coated in the glaze. Add the lemon zest right at the end as it turns bitter if added too early and loses its fragrance quite quickly.
  4. Sprinkle with the chopped coriander and sea salt before serving.