Curry Baked Chicken Wings


Love eating out but want to save time and money? Making chicken wings at home is easy, and these Indian-inspired Curry Baked Chicken Wings will bring a little global spice to dinner.

Curry Baked Chicken Wings

Earlier this month, I talked about my love for Shrimp Curry. Curry really is one of those magic words that reels me in when I read a recipe, especially if I’m eating out. Eating out is such a love/hate relationship. On one hand, someone else is cooking and you can eat meals that you don’t typically cook at home. On the other hand, it can be quite expensive (and disappointing if the meal was a let down). Today’s post for Sunday Supper (which is about eating together as a family at least once a week) is focusing on budget-friendly meals. As much as I love discovering new restaurants, I can’t eat out all the time. When I do, I’m strategic about it; I pick foods that I don’t typically make at home. Sometimes it’s based on technique (which is why I order fried foods a lot). Other times it’s about ingredients. Like I had mentioned, when I see curry on the menu, I’m in. That’s where the inspiration for these Curry Baked Chicken Wings came from. As much as I’d love to order them again, they cost $7.50 for a dozen. That’s 63 cents a wing (plus the cost of a drink and tip)! After buying a bag of frozen wings at the grocery store, they cost me 37 cents a wing. Add in the cost of the sauce (which isn’t much more), let’s say this recipe cost me 40 cents a wing. Big savings right there. Oh and it’s healthier too. Not healthy as in super foods healthy, but healthy as in these wings were baked rather than fried at the bar. Baking chicken wings at home is totally budget-friendly.

Curry Baked Chicken Wings

A few months ago (has it really been that long?), moving back to Pittsburgh was one of the longest days of my life. I ended up getting the moving truck the morning of moving day at a place further than where I requested. My family and I packed up the truck and cars, drove 3 hours on the Turnpike to my new apartment, then unpacked the truck and cars. It got dark, so we couldn’t finish unpacking the furniture (which btw next time I’m hiring a moving company because getting the couch and loveseat into my apartment was ridiculous). After a long and tiring day, we opted to go out for dinner so we could sit and relax. Fortunately, my dad planned ahead and found a sports bar down the road that were voted best chicken wings in Pittsburgh (plus a long beer list). This bar doesn’t mess around; they have at least 30 different flavors of wings. Now I didn’t get the winning wings because their curry wings caught my eye (and my stomach) first. Wings tossed in curry sauce?! I was in love. They even had a clever name – Curry Sutra.

Curry Baked Chicken Wings

This recipe for curry wings isn’t meant to be a copycat. Theirs was much spicier (plus copycat recipes have such high expectations). Instead, I used my own curry sauce (the same as my shrimp curry) and my trusty baking method, which means the wings are crispy even without the deep fryer. If you ask me, if I can recreate a favorite recipe at home, saving time, money, and calories, that’s a winning meal in my book.

Curry Baked Chicken Wings

Yields 12

Curry Baked Chicken Wings

30 minPrep Time

55 minCook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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12 chicken wing pieces, thawed and patted dry
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 chopped green onion, green part only


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line the bottom of a roasting pan or cookie sheet with foil. Place a roasting or cooling rack on top.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the wings and oil. Place wings onto rack in the pan and bake 50-55 minutes until the internal temperature is at least 165F.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, curry powder, ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour mixture and stir to form a roux (similar to a paste). Whisk in the chicken broth and milk, trying to smooth the sauce as much as possible. Bring to a boil, whisking often until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  5. Once the wings are cooked, toss with the curry sauce. If the sauce cooled down and thickened too much, reheat until hot again, adding a little more chicken broth to thin it out if necessary. Top with green onion. Serve immediately.


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Baked Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

Jack Daniel’s Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Wings

Baked General Tso’s Sweet Chili Chicken Strips

Shrimp Curry (can substitute chicken)

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  1. I love that you not only are saving money but you made them healthy too! This is a must make recipe!

  2. You are the chicken wing queen!!! Another spectacular recipe!!!

  3. I love this! We eat a lot of baked chicken but grilled chicken wings are my favorite! I may try your curry sauce on our next grilled wings! YUM!

  4. I made one of your recipes for Chicken Wings before Carla! This one looks AMAZING! Yum!

  5. cheryl illinois says:

    Looks like another winner. Might try today. CK

  6. I can smell your delicious curry from across the country! I want that, and I’ll put it on thighs, which are my favorite chicken part.

  7. This sure is a winning meal. I love that you brought your love of curry into the wings.

  8. I have yet to meet a wing I didn’t like and that’s God’s honest truth. Thanks to you, curry baked wings are next on my list, Carla! Your dad’s a star at restaurant selection. :)

  9. Those look delicious and I would eat one after another!

  10. A day full of moving definitely warrants you some good fried chicken and beer! Your homemade version sounds great though, and I love that you baked em instead of frying!

  11. These look amazing! I don’t often cook with curry but I might have to make an exception in this case!

  12. Y’know, I was never a curry girl, really–but I am actually really, really down to give these a go. Sounds like they’d be a perfect blend of not-too-spicy flavors. Great share, and happy Sunday, Carla!

    • Depending on your curry powder, if you use a not-so-spicy blend, the spice won’t be as bad as normal curry. I think mine says hot curry powder on the jar.

  13. My husband loves curry – this is definitely one we will have to try – Thank you!

  14. Yummy! I adore curry, but I’ve never had chicken wings this wey! I bet they’re fantastic.

  15. I love curries! I’ve been on an Indian food kick lately: tikka masala, butter chicken, green curry… you name it I’ve eaten it with piles of naan bread!

    The combination of curry and wings sounds great. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Although this isn’t a traditional Indian dish (Americanized curry??), it sounds like it’ll fit right in with your current menu plan ;)

  16. My husband is a fan of curry, he literally eats anything with curry sauce. This recipe will be one of our favorites, too. Super yum!

  17. Great idea for wings, I love it!

  18. Flavour packed and frugal – you know how to do it!

  19. Oh wow! I am seriously giddy about this recipe! I l.o.v.e. curry and never thought to toss it with wings. Pinned to make ASAP. thanks for sharing! I may have to visit you in Pittsburg and check out that bar ;}

  20. Those look and sound just divine! I’m such a sucker for chicken wings, and I love curry anything, so yeah. I would happily dive into a plate of these babies!

  21. Mmm! Carla! These look great! I love my fried bar food, but i can see myself licking my fingers and enjoying that great curry sauce! I love the green scallion garnish too!

  22. Oh man I was already hungry and now I am starving! These look delicious. I’m definitely checking out your other wing recipes too. Yum!

  23. Wow, I’m going to have to make these for my husband! I love the curry spin and that bane is really clever. .. curry sutra! LOL!

  24. mmm this sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing this, looks simple to make as well.


  25. I don’t eat chicken. But I can say that the wings look awesome and the part about having several quick, easy, and delicious dishes at your disposal…that’s so important! No one wants to stand in their kitchen at their own party; it’s nice to actually party a little and mingle with your guests at your party

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