Beer and California Prune Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings

Makes: 4Prep Time: 30Cook Time: 20


  • For the sauce:
  • For the chicken wings:
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1kg Chicken wings
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 1 Red Chilli fresh and diced
  • 50g Polenta or ground corn
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • 100g California Prunes whole
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 100g Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 250ml American Pale Ale/beer
  • 1 tbsp Dried onion
  • 2 Red onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder


  1. Place the sliced red onions into a shallow frying pan with the oil and salt.
  2. Add the chopped red chilli followed by the California Prunes.
  3. Pour in the ketchup and beer, then simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half.
  4. Once reduced remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes before blending until smooth.
  5. Once blended transfer into a storage container, it should keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Now that the sauce is made time for the chicken wings.
  7. Pour all the dry ingredients into a large plate and mix together.
  8. Scatter the seasoning over the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl.
  9. Toss together making sure the wings are fully covered.
  10. Pre heat your air fryer, then place the chicken in to cook for 20 minutes at 185c or until golden and crispy.
  11. Serve with your California Prune dipping sauce and enjoy.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.