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5 Spice Duck Wings

This post was written by Jennafer Ashley of PaleoHacks. 

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These crisp and tender spiced duck wings make for flavorful game day munching!

Looking for a twist on the same old chicken wings? Try duck wings instead! Duck meat is darker and richer than chicken. Because duck wings are tougher than chicken, it takes a little extra prep to tenderize and braise them properly. But the result is a crisp and tender appetizer that makes the extra work totally worth it!

Free-range duck meat is rich in protein, niacin, iron and zinc. Ducks free to forage on the land are higher across the board in vitamins and nutrients because they eat a healthy, natural diet.

To make these spiced duck wings, start by choosing your favorite chicken or duck stock. Bone broth would also be a great choice. Add the duck wings to the broth in a heavy pot and bring to a boil. Then cover the pot and simmer the wings over low heat for 2-3 hours, or until the meat is so tender it’s ready to fall off the bones.

Next, remove wings from the pot and pat dry using a clean kitchen towel. In a large bowl, toss wings with a seasoning of fennel, cumin, and cinnamon and bake at high heat for 15-20 minutes to help them crisp up. If you like saucy wings, baste them with Paleo BBQ sauce and put them back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Or just grab a wing bowl and get to town!




















Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Total time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Yield: 2 lbs. duck wings


Large pot with lid

Mixing bowl


Kitchen towel

Baking sheet

Parchment paper


2 lbs. duck wings

3 cups chicken or duck stock

1 t ground fennel

1 t cumin

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 t sea Salt

1/4 t pepper

How to Make It

  1. Place wings in a large pot and cover with broth. Heat over medium heat until boiling.
  2. Reduce heat and cover. Cook 2-3 hours, until wings are just about to fall off the bone.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Use tongs to remove wings from pot and place on a towel. Pat dry.
  4. Add wings to a mixing bowl and toss with spices.
  5. Place wings on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes.


Jennafer Ashley is a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer. She is the girl behind the healthy recipes at Fresh and Fit, her recipe development company and blog of the same name. Jennafer loves to cook recipes that suit a variety of diet lifestyles- from Vegan to Paleo. Her philosophy on food is that it should be beautiful, affordable, and of course, delicious. When Jennafer isn’t in the kitchen, you can find her hiking with her German Shepherd or perusing the aisles of home decor stores.

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