Sweet & salty chicken wings


Chicken wings are one of my all-time favourite pub foods. I mean, mmm! So good. And I often go for the stickiest, sweetest ones on the menu. Honey garlic and teriyaki are some of my favourites, and this recipe is a combination of those two sauces.  

These chicken wings are sweet and salty with an Asian flavour theme. There's garlic in there, soy sauce, honey, plus a few other ingredients that make for an awesome wing sauce. Half the sauce is used as a marinade and the other half gets reduced in a saucepan and tossed with the crispy wings when they come out of the oven. That's mega chicken wing goodness!


Here's how I made them:

1 tbsp garlic, minced
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3 lbs (approximately 3 dozen) chicken wings
1/4 cup liquid honey
1 green onion, chopped, for garnish

I stirred together the first five ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Just over half of the sauce was poured over the raw chicken wings in a large baking dish, and the remaining sauce was covered and set aside in the fridge. The marinating wings were covered and set in the fridge for 4 hours (feel free to marinate these overnight for extra yumminess!).

To cook, I set my oven to 375 degrees (F) and transferred the chicken wings to two parchment lined baking sheets, discarding the marinade. They baked for 45 minutes, turning once half-way through the cooking time. Meantime, I poured the reserved sauce into a small saucepan and added the honey. The sauce bubbled over medium-high heat, while stirring constantly, for 15 minutes before being pouring into a large heat-proof bowl. When the crispy and golden wings came out of the oven, I tossed them in the sauce and plated them with a sprinkling of green onion on top.


These were so good! I think I'll be making chicken wings again soon.

Go on and share your chicken wing tips! What's your favourite chicken wing sauce? Where are the best wings where you live?

13 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, the hubs is gonna love these! Can't wait to try them out :)

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  2. lol - I completely agree with the commenter above me! Definitely need to make these for my husband - pinning!

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  3. wowza these look yummyyy! xo

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  4. Those look utterly amazingly delicioso! Sweet & Salty to describe meat is all sorts of perfect ;-)

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  5. These were fabulous! You never disappoint!

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    1. Great! Obviously you have great taste ;) I always appreciate your honest reviews.

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  6. These look fabulous. Just found the recipe tonight, and have already been to the grocery store for wings and they are in the fridge marinating as I type. Looking forward to them tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    1. That's quick! I hope you love every bite :)

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  7. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! We love chicken wings, and I prefer recipes that aren't too spicy, so we will definitely be trying this recipe sometime soon!

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  8. Made these last night. Marinated them over night the night before. I've never made wings like this before (dipping them in the same sauce after emerging from the oven). The whole family loved them! Thanks for a terrific recipe. :)

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    1. You're welcome for the wingy goodness! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  9. I made these wings for my family last night and they completely loved them. We usually make battered and deep fried, so these were a healthy alternative. The only difference I noted was the color...mine were much darker? But salty and sweet and perfect all the same! Thanks for sharing your recipe, this will be going in my family cookbook.

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    1. Glad you liked them, Hollie! Thanks for giving them a home in your family cookbook.

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