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Asian chicken wings on a white plate.

Asian Chicken Wings

These Asian Chicken Wings are sweet, spicy, baked until caramelized and tossed with extra sauce. This easy recipe is the best party food you will make!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian chicken wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 392 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the chicken wings into sections. Discard the tips and place drumettes and wings in a bowl. Season with salt.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together chili garlic sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and garlic.
  4. Pour half of the sauce over chicken wings and toss to coat.
  5. Spread chicken wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. I lined mine with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  6. Bake chicken wings for 20 minutes, flip each wing and bake for 25 minutes more.
  7. Add cornstarch to the remaining sauce and whisk in.
  8. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir well.
  9. Microwave for 15 more seconds. The sauce should be thick. If not, add 1 more teaspoon of cornstarch whisked with 2 teaspoons of water.
  10. Roll each baked wing in the sauce right before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can marinate the chicken in the sauce for 30 minutes to 4 hours. The flavor will be even deeper.
  2. Do not skip the sesame oil. It's essential for the flavor of this dish. You can buy it in the Asian section of your grocery store. A little bit goes a long way so it will last a while.
  3. You can use Sriracha sauce in place of the chili garlic sauce.
  4. I always use low-sodium soy sauce but if you don't have it on hand, use regular and skip the salt in this recipe.
  5. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 2264mg98%
Potassium 237mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.