Honey Baked Chicken Wings

honey baked wings

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These Chinese-style chicken wings tasted deliciously like bbq chicken wings and were cooked the fuss-free way, entirely in the oven. The marinade ingredients – honey, oyster sauce, sesame oil and soy sauce – are pantry staples in a Chinese kitchen. The secret to great tasting oven grilled chicken wings, to me, is to rest the chicken pieces on a wire rack so that the excess oil can drip onto a foil-lined tray beneath (see photo of oven set up on page 2). Otherwise, the part of the chicken touching the roasting tray will be soggy and oily.

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Although they are baked/roasted in the oven, these wings have a beautiful sticky glaze due to cameralisation of the honey.  We always fight over the last few pieces at the dinner table.

honey baked wings

honey baked wings

Oven set-up for honey baked wings

Honey Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

These Chinese-style baked chicken wings tasted deliciously just like barbequed chicken wings and are cooked entirely in the oven. Serve with your favourite chilli sauce and lime at the side.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken wings about 500 grams
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce

Directions

  1. Prepare the wings by cutting to 3 portions at the joint (drummette, mid joint and end tip). Freeze the end tips for making chicken stock. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Marinade chicken with the rest of the ingredients for at least half an hour or overnight.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces on wire rack with foil-lined tray beneath. Bake at preheated oven of 200°C (392°F) for 25 minutes or until chicken turns golden brown, basting with remaining marinade and turning once halfway.

Noob Cook Tips

  1. You may also use the mid-joint or drumlette cut for this recipe.
  2. Rest the chicken pieces on a wire rack so that the excess oil can drip onto a foil-wrapped tray beneath. Otherwise, the part of the chicken touching the roasting tray will be soggy and oily.