Dry Rubbed Curry Wings

During football season, we love eating wings! Here is a fun new wing recipe that has an Indian-inspired dry rub that uses curry powder, coriander, paprika, garlic, and cumin that is finger-licking good—Dry Rubbed Curry Wings! 

Dry Rubbed Curry Wings

Whenever I make wings in our house, I always bake them in the oven until nice and crisp. I love playing with flavors on the wings to keep it exciting and fun. Wings offer a lot of variety– whether you want them hot or mild, dry-rubbed or saucy. Don’t get me wrong, I love a saucy wing– but I think people sleep on a great dry-rubbed wing way too much! There are few things better than a perfectly seasoned, dry-rubbed wing. 

With these Dry Rubbed Curry Wings, I’ve got a beautiful combination of spices along with a lot of lemon zest to add some zing! The end result is absolutely delicious and one that will go quickly. Just watch out of those fingers– they may turn a little yellow from the curry powder! 

Now, if you really want a sauce to dip these wings in, I recommend making some sort of yogurt/dill sauce to dip! Would be great!

Dry Rubbed Curry Wings

Dry Rubbed Curry Wings
Serves: 4 people
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes


For the Rub:

  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Wings:

  • 3 lbs split chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top of the foil-wrapped baking sheet. (Alternatively, if you don’t have a wire rack—you can just line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.)
  • In a small bowl, combine all of the “for the rub” ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Pat the wings very dry. Place wings in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with the oil and toss to evenly coat. Add about ¾ of the rub mixture to the wings (reserving the rest for serving) and toss again until well combined and the wings are evenly coated.
  • Spread the wings in a single layer across the prepared wire baking rack. Transfer to the oven and bake until cooked through and crisp, 35-45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and carefully transfer the wings to a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining rub and the fresh dill.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Reply
    February 5, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    How many does this serve?

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    Susan Haggerty
    February 14, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Just tried this dry rub tonight on boneless skinless chicken thighs and everyone loved it! Will make again!!!!

  • Reply
    January 23, 2022 at 3:38 am

    5 stars
    These were so easy to make & so delicious! We had no leftovers. Can’t wait to make these again!

  • Reply
    January 12, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Love these wings! My boyfriend and I keep these in the rotation often!

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    October 27, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    5 stars
    These were super good! Love the flavor.

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    October 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! The seasoning was awesome and they turned out super crispy!

  • Reply
    October 6, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    5 stars
    So delicious! I made them with whole wings and it still turned out delightful! So tasty and was a huge hit

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    October 3, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Wow! Made these for dinner tonight – so delicious!! Will definitely make again!

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      November 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

      Superb recipe!

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