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Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Soy Glazed Chicken Wings with tons of flavor for a delicious combination of savory and sweet.

Soy glazed chicken wings

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I first fell in love with Asian inspired wings after a long night at a Korean Fried Chicken Joint in NYC. We were there celebrating a friends birthday and I was knocked on my rear by all the layers of flavor in such a tiny piece of chicken. It was nothing like I had every experienced before. These Soy Glazed Chicken Wings are inspired by that Korean joint that packed all that flavor into a little chicken wing.

The adventure with these soy glazed chicken wings started with a family Super Bowl party. It’s not a party without wings right? And since I was making wings for a crowd, I gently seasoned a bunch of wings then marinated wings in different sauces.

Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

One thing we realized was that chicken wings are fun for the whole family. It’s fun to come up with different variations for a dish everyone loves. I mean there are tons of wing restaurants, right? It’s also fun to watch the kids eat chicken wings.

With that in mind. I propose that chicken wings aren’t just for parties and football games. It’s great as a main course for dinner too. You can make this a complete meal by serving it with a side of jasmine rice and some garlic and ginger sauteed baby bok choy.

If you are making this for a party remember as an appetizer you should expect at leas 2 wings per person. So this recipe makes about 12 servings.

Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Make 6 Servings


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5 spice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

Tools: large bowl, baking sheet, tongs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse wings and remove any remaining feathers and hair.

Pat chicken dry and place in a large bowl.

Drizzle chicken with sesame oil and season with salt, pepper and Chinese 5 spice. rub seasoning into chicken.

Then in a separate bowl, add sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger and garlic and mix well.

Reserve 1/4 cup of orange soy mixture.

Pour orange juice, soy mixture over chicken.

Allow chicken to marinate for about 30 minutes (if you don’t have 30 minutes prick the wings with a fork to allow the chicken to absorb the flavor).

Spray and baking sheet with non-stick spray and place chicken wing on a baking sheet.

Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour.

After 30 minutes turn and glaze chicken wings with reserved orange soy mixture.

Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Remove from oven and serve as an appetizer or with rice and vegetables for dinner.

If you like these Soy Glazed Chicken Wings you should also try our baked buffalo wing recipe.


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