Anna Gare's Portuguese chicken wings


Anna Gare's Portuguese chicken wings

Rate this recipe
No votes yet
Gluten Free
0 people are cooking this

This is a tasty, cheap way to feed your family or a crowd; the spectacular aroma on the barbecue draws everyone in. If you don’t own any large metal skewers, you can use bamboo skewers, just soak them in water for 30 minutes before use to prevent burning.

Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6)

  • 14–16 plump chicken wings
  • 12 fresh bay leaves, whole


  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh bay leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 handful oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt


Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
Cut the tip off each chicken wing and discard (or freeze them to make stock later).
Coat the chicken wings in the marinade and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Skewer the wings and thread the bay leaves between the chicken pieces. Depending on the length of skewers, you might fit 3 to 4 wings on each.
Cook over a barbecue or in a chargrill pan over medium–low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, rotating for even cooking and basting with any remaining marinade.
Serve with a gorgeous salad.
NOTE: If you have a lid on your barbecue, close it: keeping the heat in will speed up the cooking time.

Grab the November edition of nourish for Anna Gare's full cover story and more delicious recipes.

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read our Medical Notice.