Bandit Wings

The best wings pack flavor into every bite, all the way through. These bandit wings have flavor and then some. They are marinated overnight, picking up a light soy sauce flavor along with a hint of cumin and chili powder. Sort of southwestern meets Asian.

Bandit wings definitely to not require a sauce. You don’t want to hide the fantastic flavors. I did have a little blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping but I used it sparingly.
The original recipe called for garnishing the cooked wings with black sesame seeds. Apparently they’re as rare as a unicorn here so I went with plain ole ‘normal’ sesame seeds. You get that bit of sesame seed flavor either way.

My crab-boil wings are also brined overnight for great flavor!

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Bandit Wings
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder (I used only 1 teaspoon so add to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the soy sauce, cumin powder, salt and chili powder, seal, and shake to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. When wings are done serve garnished with sesame seeds.