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Moroccan Spiced Chicken Wings with Orange Harissa Yogurt Recipe

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken Wings with Orange Harissa Yogurt Recipe


  • Chicken Wings
    1 1/4 Tbsp. ras el hanout
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
    2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    2 tsp. ground coriander
    1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
    1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 lbs. FreeBird chicken wings, tips removed, split
  • Orange Harissa Yogurt
    1 cup plain yogurt
    2 Tbsp. pulp free orange juice concentrate, defrosted
    1 Tbsp. harissa paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp. honey
    1 1/2 tsp. minced ginger
    1 tsp. minced garlic
    salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Chicken Wings
    Combine ras el hanout, salt, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, garlic powder, sugar and cloves in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Pat chicken wings dry using paper towels. Toss wings in spice rub until well coated. Deep fry at 350°F until fully cooked. (Or par fry at 375°F for 1-2 minutes until just crisp and finish in a 450°F oven for 4-5 minutes.) 

    Orange Harissa Yogurt
    Combine yogurt, orange juice concentrate, honey, harissa, ginger and garlic in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with hot chicken wings.

  2. ras el hanout and harissa can be found in gourmet markets, Mediterranean markets or on-line at or by Chef Kathy Takemura, Vix Restaurant

Number of servings (yield): 4