Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 40 mins

Asian spices and honey bring sweet heat to these Super Bowl-perfect wings.

National Chicken Council


3 pounds chicken wings
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
2 tablespoons cooking sherry
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped


  1. Rinse chicken wings and pat dry; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, water, ketchup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, five-spice powder, cooking sherry, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.  Stir to mix.  Add chicken wings to bowl; cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Remove wings from marinade and place in single layer on roasting pan or cookie sheet.  Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes.  Turn wings; spoon some additional marinade over wings.  Discard remaining marinade.  Return wings to oven and cook additional 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped basil leaves.

Note: Wings could also be grilled, about 7 – 8 minutes per side, brushing with marinade after turning.

From Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Fla.




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