I don't know why this roasted chicken wings named as Bandit chicken wings , but according to here, those bandit robbers not only robbed luxury items but also household spices. The local people who stayed a few miles away can smell the nice aroma of the wings when the bandit robbers used the spices to roast chicken wings. Thus they would know those bandits were not far from them and they could take precautions of those bandits.
In fact, this chicken wings not only easy to prepare and yet the tasted so good with very nice cumin aroma..So I only use very minimum seasonings as I want strong cumin aroma.
Bandit Chicken Wings 土匪雞翼
14 chicken wings (mid wings)1 and ½ tsp cumin powder 孜然粉 (can be increased to 2tsp)1tsp light soy sauce3/4tsp salt1/2tsp chili powder
1tsp black sesame seeds
- Marinate chicken wings with all seasonings except black sesame seeds for four hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove from the refrigerator, mix well with black sesame seeds and set aside to return to room temperature.
- Grill in a pre-heated oven at 200C for 15mins (skin side), then turn the chicken wings and continue to bake for another 10mins. Then turn the skin side up, bake till golden brown about 10mins.
Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover