Taco-spiced wings with parmesan mielies

chicken wings and mielies
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South African braai wings meet Mexican flavours in this deliciously spicy recipe!


  • 40ml canola oil
  • 10ml smoked paprika
  • 10ml chilli powder
  • 5ml ground cumin
  • 5ml garlic powder
  • 5ml onion powder
  • 10ml dried oregano
  • 10ml brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 x County Fair Chicken Wings
  • 10g coriander, chopped
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 mealies, husks discarded and halved
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 15ml oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 5ml smoked paprika, plus extra
  • 50g grated parmesan cheese


  • Mix the oil, smoked paprika, chilli powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, brown sugar and a good pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Rub this mixture all over the chicken wings, massaging it in.
  • Stick the wings onto the skewers (two wings per skewer).
  • Heat the grill or braai to a medium heat and cook the chicken wings. Turn every few minutes, until crispy and cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle with fresh coriander.
  • Mix the butter, salt, pepper and paprika. Roll the mealies in the spice mixture until coated.  Cook over the braai until charred and cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat. While hot, sprinkle with parmesan and more smoked paprika.