Lebanese Jawaneh: Why This Sweet And Tangy Appetiser Is A Winner
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Do you want wings that are the tastiest conceivable? Well, these chicken wings roasted in the oven and coated in a sweet pomegranate sauce are to die for. These are delicious served hot, but they are also delicious when served chilled. Any kind of chicken tastes fantastic with pomegranate molasses as a side dish. A whole chicken, such as a label anglaise, would make a magnificent centrepiece for your outdoor table if you cut the quantity of oil in the marinade in half and coat it with it before roasting. Wings or even legs are a terrific inexpensive way to feed a party. Something that is crunchy and has a flavorful sauce. Wing sauce is best made using pomegranate molasses as the foundation. Pomegranate molasses is basically just pomegranate juice that has been reduced until it is thick and syrupy. Although it is simple to get in any Middle Eastern or Persian shop, online, you may also create your own at home. Pomegranate molasses has the same rich, black shine as genuine molasses and a tart, somewhat sweet flavour. It is a frequently used ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, where it may be found in a variety of dishes including stews, dips, meat glazes, and more. The wings are baked rather than fried to make catering a little easier; they still crisp up nicely without the mess, labour, or added calories that come with deep frying.


1. 1kg of Chicken Wings, or other chicken pieces

2. 1 Onion

3. 4-5 Lemons and Lime

4. 3-5 Cloves of Garlic

5. Small bunch of Coriander or Parsley

6. 3 Tbsp Pomegranate Molasses

7. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

8. 2 Tsp Kosher Salt

9. 0.5 Tsp Black Pepper

10. 0.5 Tsp Chilli Flakes or Cayenne Pepper


1. Place all of your wings in a mixing bowl after cutting each one in half.

2. Combine your onion, 80ml each of lemon and lime juice, garlic, coriander, 2 tbsp of pomegranate molasses, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, and chilli flakes in a blender or food processor.

3. Blend on high until all components are blended and a semi-liquid paste is formed.

4. Add the marinade to the chicken wings and well combine to coat.

5. Put a lid on the mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours to marinate.

6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and take the wings out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the wings on it, discarding any extra marinade. For 25 minutes, bake.

7. While the food is baking, make the glaze by combining 1 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses with lemon juice and seasoning it with salt and pepper.

8. If the glaze is too liquid, add additional molasses after thoroughly blending until slightly syrupy. After taking the wings out of the oven, brush them with the marinade.

9. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until the glaze hardens.

10. Place the chicken wings on a dish, top with some chopped coriander, and drizzle with pomegranate molasses.

11. Here you go, your delicious Lebanese Jawaned is ready to serve.