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Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

January 29, 2024 (Last Updated: February 14, 2024)

Soy Garlic Chicken Wings are fried to crispy perfection and then tossed in a sticky, sweet, savoury sauce. The addition of ginger puts a flavourful twist on a classic favourite and is sure to satisfy your cravings with every delicious bite. With easy prep, you can make this ultimate party appetizer or delicious dinner entree in just 30 minutes!

soy garlic chicken garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

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Soy Garlic Chicken Wings are fried to crispy perfection and then tossed in a sticky, sweet, savoury sauce. The addition of ginger puts a flavourful twist on a classic favourite and is sure to satisfy your cravings with every delicious bite. With easy prep, you can make this ultimate party appetizer or delicious dinner entree in just 30 minutes!

For more saucy chicken wing recipes, try Sticky Air Fryer Wings, Sweet Ginger Thai Chicken Wings, and Bar-B-Fried Chicken.

soy garlic chicken with no garnish.

Honey Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

Soy garlic chicken wings have a sticky glaze and a satisfying crunch that makes this entree feel like a treat. Grab the wet wipes because these finger-licking good sticky wings are bound to get messy!

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Soy Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Better Than Takeout: If you’re craving Korean fried chicken wings, such as the likes of Bonchon’s soy garlic chicken, this recipe is for you!
  • Great for Parties: Save this recipe for the next game day. It’s a Super Bowl favourite but also great for tailgating and potlucks.
  • Easy to Make: Although I love these for a special occasion, these wings are simple enough for a weeknight meal. Preparing the soy garlic wing sauce is as easy as combining the ingredients.

Soy Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings: Split them into drums/drumettes and flats or prepare them whole.
  • Seasoning: Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Vegetable Oil: Use this or another neutral oil frying.
  • Flour: This is essential for frying chicken. This gives you a crispy coating.
  • Cornstarch: This will help you achieve a crisp, golden brown exterior, forming a moisture barrier for juicier meat. It also contributes to a lighter crunch.

Soy Garlic Sauce

  • Soy Sauce: This adds mouthwatering umami flavour.
  • Honey: This sweet, sticky base of this sauce, acts as a thickener and glaze.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is essential for this recipe. Minced garlic adds all that pungent, garlicky flavour. Garlic powder just won’t do.
  • Ginger: Grate fresh ginger for a bright zesty taste.
  • Sesame Oil: This adds a toasty, nutty quality to the sauce for a more complex flavour.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: the tanginess helps cut through the richness of the honey and balance out the sweetness. You can use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar as an alternative (adjust as needed).
  • Green Onions: Finely chopped, for garnish. This ingredient is optional but highly recommended.
  • Sesame Seeds: This complements the dish and adds a crispy final touch for garnish. This is also optional.

How to Make Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

  1. Pat dry the chicken wings with a lint-free paper towel to remove any excess water or liquid and place them in a large mixing bowl. Then season with salt and pepper, followed by a light dusting with a combination of flour and cornstarch.
  2. In a Dutch oven or deep fryer heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Carefully place a few wings at a time into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, crispy, and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the wings and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil or drain on a wire rack.
  3. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and combine soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, and sesame oil. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes or see notes section on how to thicken with cornstarch slurry.
  4. Toss the fried wings in the prepared soy garlic sauce and ensure even coating. Use a large mixing bowl. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired, serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Substitutions

  • Soy Sauce: Use coconut aminos for a gluten-free option.
  • Sweetener: If you don’t like the sticky aspect of this recipe, swap the honey for brown sugar instead.
  • Spicy: Consider adding chili flakes or hot sauce to the sauce mixture for a spicy kick.
  • Oven Baked Wings: Bake the chicken wings at 450°F (230°C) for about 40-45 minutes then add the sauce.
  • Air Fried Wings: Air fry the chicken wings at 400°F (204°C) for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and coked through.

How to Serve Soy Garlic Wings

While I love this finger food as a halftime snack, it tastes great as a meal. Serve it with white rice, Garlic Chili Oil Noodles, or stir fried veggies.

soy garlic chicken wings.

Tips for the Best Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Fry in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  • Take the chicken out of the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature. This ensures even cooking.
  • Use a cooking thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil. It should be at 375°F (190°C). If its too hot, the chicken will burn on the outside and be undercooked inside. Alternatively, if the temperature is too low, the chicken won’t be crispy.
  • Serve the wings hot and fresh for the best experience. This ensures the crispiness of the wings and allows the flavours to shine.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store leftover soy garlic chicken wings in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer at 350°F (180°C) until warmed through. This should take about 7-10 minutes.

sticky wings on platter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are soy wings made of?

Make soy wings with chicken wings, salt and pepper to taste, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, green onions, and sesame seeds.

How to get flavour into chicken wings?

The quickest way to infuse flavour into chicken wings is to toss them in a flavourful sauce or glaze after cooking, ensuring they are thoroughly coated. Incorporating aromatic ingredients like garlic and ginger adds more depth of taste.

Can I use the soy garlic sauce for other dishes?

Absolutely! This sauce is versatile and can used to enhance the flavour of other dishes like grilled chicken, tofu, or stir-fried vegetables.

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soy garlic chicken garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

Taneisha Morris
Soy Garlic Chicken Wings are fried to crispy perfection and then tossed in a sticky, sweet, savoury sauce. The addition of ginger puts a flavourful twist on a classic favourite and is sure to satisfy your cravings with every delicious bite. With easy prep, you can make this ultimate party appetizer or delicious dinner entree in just 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers & Starters, Chicken & Poultry, Game Day, Main Dishes & Entrees, Quick, Easy & Under 30
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven or deep fryer
  • Cooking Thermometer optional

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings split, or whole
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch

Soy Garlic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Green Onions finely chopped, for garnish, optional
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Pat dry the chicken wings with a lint-free paper towel to remove any excess water or liquid and place them in a large mixing bowl. Then season with salt and pepper, followed by a light dusting with a combination of flour and cornstarch.
  • In a Dutch oven or deep fryer heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Carefully place a few wings at a time into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, crispy, and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the wings and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil or drain on a wire rack.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat and combine soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, and sesame oil. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes or see notes section on how to thicken with cornstarch slurry.
  • Toss the fried wings in the prepared soy garlic sauce and ensure even coating. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired, serve hot and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Oven Baked Wings: Bake the chicken wings at 450°F (230°C) for about 40-45 minutes then toss in the sauce.
Air Fried Wings: Air fry the chicken wings at 400°F (204°C) for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and coked through, then toss in the sauce.
To Thicken Sauce: combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl to make a cornstarch slurry. Gradually add slurry to simmering sauce, stirring continuously until the desired thickness is reached.
Cooking Thermometer: Use a cooking thermometer to ensure accurate temperature.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 0.3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7477mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.2mg

Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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