Gold chicken wings

by Barry Lewis


Approx 8-10 chicken wings

250ml buttermilk

1tbsp smoked paprika

1tbsp garlic powder

1/2tsp onion salt

1tbsp buffalo sauce

1tbsp honey

4tbsp gold coloured cocoa butter

3g edible gold flakes


Edible gold chicken wings have appeared out of nowhere, I don’t have $1k spare for some & champagne, so I did my best to make a homemade version, they looked & tasted amazing! But lets get something out of the way pretty quickly… this is as fun looking as it is strange to me, I think you’d probably only want to make these for a party or something like that the cost of the gold leaf is a little bonkers to suddenly make these in regular batches, but anyhow …. on with the show!

First up take your chicken wings and give them a wash, pat dry then place into a mixing bowl. Pour over the buttermilk, so the chicken is covered. Place cling film on top and put the bowl in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours, this will help with making a nice tender chicken inside!

Remove the bowl from the fridge and wash off the buttermilk from the chicken. Again, pat dry them. Pre-heat an oven to 190c fan or equivalent (see temperature conversion chart) then place the chicken into a large clean bowl, sprinkle on the paprika, garlic and onion powders, shake up the bowl to coat the chicken completely. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes on a lined baking tray until well tanned and charred. Leave to cool.

Next get a frying pan and combine the warmed up gold cocoa butter, honey & buffalo sauce. Over a medium flame stir until well mixed and consistent on colour, do not over boil it, in fact keep it on the lowest heat you can just to keep it warm. Add in the cooked chicken pieces in batches, coating them on all sides in the gold butter sauce mixture, they should turn a little glitter like!

When ready and all the chicken is coated have a large bowl ready, shake in some edible gold flakes, then lift and slightly drain off any excess fluid from the chicken and roll it in the flakes. Sprinkle some more on top and shake the bowl well to coat the chicken fully. Repeat with all the chicken pieces until well coated, serve with a dip of your choice!