Sticky Chicken Wings with a Spring Onion & Celery Blue Cheese Dip.

Serves: 3-4 as a starterPreparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 35 minutes

Make this classic fast food starter healthier at home. Make sure you have plenty of celery and little gem lettuce wedges to hand to scoop up the last drops of the delicious dip.



For the chicken
4 tbsp tomato purée
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp mustard
½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
10 chicken wings
For the dip
5 spring onions, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
100g sour cream
100g crème fraîche
75g mild blue cheese
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
To serve
Extra celery sticks and little gem leaves cut in half vertically

Step by step

Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan.

Combine all of the chicken sauce ingredients in a small pan and bubble for a few minutes until it becomes thick. Put the chicken wings into a dish and pour the sauce over, toss well so the chicken is completely coated. Tip into a roasting dish and cook for 35-40 minutes, turning and basting twice during cooking.

While the chicken is cooking whizz together all of the dip ingredients in a blender until combined but not completely smooth. Taste and season. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

When the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a serving platter with a bowl of blue cheese sauce and some celery sticks and Little Gem wedges for dipping.