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Saffron-Roasted Chicken Wings

  • Servings: 3


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • 6 whole chicken wings
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top of the foil; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine olive oil, butter, lemon juice, and saffron. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture is combined.

  3. Arrange chicken wings on rack and brush with half of the saffron mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes. Turn wings over and brush again. Cook until wings are browned and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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  • Reaganite
    19 NOV, 2016
    I'm not really a fan of this recipe. IMO the saffron did NOT add any noticeable flavor to the chicken wings worth the expense of the spice. A light dusting of your favorite cajun seasoning and hot sauce prior to cooking is a better bang for your buck. This comment is not in any way meant to be disrespectful of Martha Stewart, just a difference of opinion.
  • NGrijalva
    22 JUL, 2014
    I followed the recipe for the saffron roasted chicken wings, and my wings did not approach the nice brown color depicted. Even though the wings were cooked through, I am not too crazy about the taste of the saffron. It tastes like steel to me. Did I do something wrong with the saffron, or is that its taste?
    • Dustysage
      11 JAN, 2015
      Wings turned out nice and crispy- love the combo of saffron, lemon and butter. But be prepared for a grease explosion in the oven. The oil, butter and chicken fat at such a high heat made a huge mess inside my oven and smoked up the whole house. Yikes! Had to turn on every fan, open doors and windows, and use the self-cleaning feature of my oven afterward. Not really worth the mess!