You're going to love these Soy Garlic Chicken Wings! These wings are cooked to perfection and glazed with a tasty soy garlic sauce that is sweet, salty, and has a bold garlic flavor. These wings make a great snack, appetizer, or main course. So grab your ingredients and let's get cooking!
Add Asian-style flavors to wing night with these easy, baked Soy Garlic Chicken Wings! They are full of bold flavor, but are simple to make!
If you love chicken wings, then you know that there are a million different ways to cook them, from Honey Sriracha Wings and Cajun Chicken Wings to Louisiana Rub Wings.
But sometimes, you just want something sweet, salty, and delicious. That's where these soy garlic chicken wings come in!
These wings are cooked to perfection in the oven until crispy. As they bake, you'll make a simple sauce glaze using soy sauce, garlic, and honey. The sauce is perfectly sweet with a bold garlic flavor that takes these wings over the top.
Once the wings are cooked, you'll brush on the glaze and then pop them in the broiler. The glaze will become sticky and sweet making a chicken wing that's irresistible!
Why Make This Recipe
- The sauce can easily be whipped up using simple ingredients you may already have on hand.
- The soy garlic chicken wings are baked in the oven making them a healthier option.
- You can control the level of sweetness, saltiness, and garlic flavor to your liking.
- This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd or making as a quick snack!
- Chicken Wings - Bone-in chicken wings are what you'll need for this recipe whether they're fresh or frozen.
- Honey - Naturally sweetens the sauce and gives it a sticky texture.
- Soy Sauce - Gives the sauce its salty umami flavor.
- Garlic Cloves - Adds a bold garlic flavor that complements the sweet and salty notes.
- Water - Helps thin out the sauce as it cooks to the perfect consistency.
- Garnish - Sprinkle the finished wings with chopped parsley and sesame seeds for extra flavor and a beautiful presentation.
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Wondering how to make this Soy Garlic Chicken Wings recipe? It's easy!
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Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 400F. Get out a sheet pan.
Bake the wings: Spread the wings out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35 minutes or until they are fully cooked through.
Make the glaze: To a saucepan, add the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and water over medium heat. Bring the heat to low and simmer the sauce for 5 minutes or until it thickens.
Glaze and broil: After the wings are cooked, brush the sauce on top. Then broil for a few minutes until crispy. Garnish and serve!
To make sure the chicken wings are fully cooked to a safe level, use a meat thermometer. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165F.
Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel before baking to help them crisp up.
If you want a less garlicky sauce, use only ½ tablespoon of garlic or reduce the amount to taste.
The sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
When glazing the chicken wings, make sure to evenly coat them so each wing is sticky and delicious!
Place the chicken wings in a single layer on the baking sheet to ensure even cooking.
If you want to make these wings extra crispy, broil them for a few minutes longer until they're golden brown.
Chicken safety: Wash hands, surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after handling raw chicken. Before serving, ensure the chicken is piping hot and thoroughly cooked, juices run clear and no pink color remains.
For a spicier version, add ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the glaze.
Add minced ginger to the sauce to give it a little zing.
To make these soy garlic wings gluten-free, use tamari in place of the soy sauce.
Instead of honey, try using brown sugar, molasses, or maple syrup to change the sweet flavor profile.
If you don't like garlic, you can leave it out of the glaze or use garlic powder.
Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice before serving for some extra acidity.
Serve them with a side of Asian garlic noodles.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: These chicken wings will last in the fridge for up to four days if stored in an airtight container or bag with as much air removed as possible.
Freezing: To freeze cooked wings without sauce, allow them to cool completely then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Label and date the wings before freezing for up to three months.
Reheating: For best results, reheat frozen chicken wings in the oven until warmed through, then add the sauce and broil.
There are a few key tips to make sure your wings come out crispy. First, pat the chicken dry with paper towels before baking. This helps remove any excess moisture that would otherwise make the skin soggy. Second, bake the wings in a single layer on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet. This allows hot air to circulate around the wings and helps them crisp up. Finally, if you want extra crispy wings, bake them for a few minutes longer until they're golden brown.
Yes, the sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to use. Just reheat it over low heat until it's smooth and runny again.
Yes, you can use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Just add it to the saucepan with the other ingredients and follow the recipe as directed.
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Soy Garlic Chicken Wings
- Baking Sheet
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons water
- Black or white sesame seeds
- Chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Spread the wings out on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, melt the honey, soy sauce, garlic and water in a saucepan over a medium heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer and bubble for 5 minutes until it thickens slightly.
- When the chicken wings are cooked, brush or pour the soy garlic sauce over them, then broil for a few minutes until browned.
- Serve garnished with the sesame seeds and parsley.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Great recipe with really simple ingredients - everyone loved it for a summer dinner in the garden with salads. Will be using this one again for entertaining. Love that you can make the sauce ahead of time too.
These wings turned out so good! That soy-garlic sauce is so simple to make but packed with flavor. Perfect party food!