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Moroccan chicken wings with carrot and cashew slaw

Moroccan chicken wings with carrot and cashew slaw

Paleo Gluten Free Dairy Free Soy Free

The ratio of skin to meat is what makes chicken wings everyone’s favorite part of the bird. Here they’re tossed with coconut oil and seasoned with our bold blend of citrusy sumac, garlic, and ras el hanout, North Africa’s iconic spice blend. The spicy wings find a crisp, cool partner in a slaw made with carrots, cashews, and bok choy.


  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1¼ pounds chicken wings
  • Moroccan spice blend (sumac - ras el hanout - garlic powder - salt- black pepper)
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 to 2 heads bok choy
  • 3 to 4 radishes
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons sesame dressing (sesame oil - coconut vinegar)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime



Roast the chicken wings

Heat the oven to 450°F.
In a small sauce pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. In a bowl, toss the chicken with the coconut oil and the Moroccan spice blend until well coated.
Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil if you like, to make it easier to clean, and spread the chicken wings on it in an even layer. Roast until the skin is crisp and the meat is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
While the chicken wings cook, toast the cashews and make the slaw.


Toast the cashews

  • Coarsely chop the cashews.
In a dry frying pan over medium heat, toast the cashews until browned and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.


Make the slaw; prep the garnishes

  • Trim the root ends of the bok choy and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick strips.
  • Cut the radishes into thin slices.
In a large bowl, combine the bok choy, radishes, cashews, and carrots. Toss with the sesame dressing and season to taste with salt.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro, including the tender stems.
  • Cut the lime into wedges.



Transfer the chicken and slaw to individual plates, garnish with the cilantro and lime wedges, and serve.


Ingredient IQ

Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend. The Arabic name translates to “keeper of the shop”—meaning the best in the store. Most blends include cardamom, nutmeg, anise, mace, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and various peppers. There are some recipes that contain more than 30 ingredients.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 600, Protein: 34 g, Total Fat: 45 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.5 g, Saturated Fat: 16 g, Cholesterol: 120 mg, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Fiber: 5 g, Added Sugar: 0 g, Sodium: 1190 mg

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