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Chicken Wings with Honey and Za'atar

A beautiful spicy blend flavors these chicken wings for something truly memorable!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Calories 789kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • 36 chicken wings or enough to fill a 10X15" pan
  • 1 Tbsp 15 g salt
  • 1 ½ tsp 8 g black pepper
  • 8 cups 1.9 l Canola oil (use some or all Schmaltz, duck fat or lard)
  • 1 cup 473 ml honey
  • 2 Tbsp 60 ml white wine vinegar (preferably chardonnay)
  • 1 tsp 5 g urfa pepper
  • 2 Tbsp 60 g za’atar
  • 2 tsp 15 g toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt
  • Sliced chives


  • Season the wings with salt and pepper. Bring the fat to 200°F (93°C) over a simmer. Once the fat is rendered, place chicken wings in a large pan and the pour fat over the wings. Cover with tin foil, place in 200°F (93°C) oven, and let simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Cool the wings in an in ice bath to room temperature. Remove them from the fat and let them dry on a wire rack. (The wings can be stored in fat in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.)
  • Mix the honey, vinegar, urfa and za’atar until combined.
  • Roast chicken wings in a 400°F (204°C) oven for 12 minutes or until brown and golden.
  • When the wings are done, place them on a serving tray and drizzle with honey glaze, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, sea salt and chives.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 789kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 42g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 730mg | Fiber: 2g