Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

National Chicken Council
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


3pounds chicken wings
1/2cup soy sauce
1/2cup honey
1/4cup lemon juice
1/4cup water
3tablespoons ketchup
2cloves garlic, minced
1teaspoon ginger root, minced
1teaspoon sesame oil
1teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
2tablespoons cooking sherry
1tablespoon black sesame seeds
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1/2cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped


  1. Rinse chicken wings and pat dry; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, water, ketchup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, five-spice powder, cooking sherry, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.  Stir to mix.  Add chicken wings to bowl; cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Remove wings from marinade and place in single layer on roasting pan or cookie sheet.  Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes.  Turn wings; spoon some additional marinade over wings.  Discard remaining marinade.  Return wings to oven and cook additional 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped basil leaves.

Note: Wings could also be grilled, about 7 – 8 minutes per side, brushing with marinade after turning.

From Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Fla.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 1180
  • Glycemic Load 18.99
  • Fat 69g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 27g
  • Cholesterol 285mg
  • Sodium 2870mg
  • Potassium 820mg
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 38g
  • Protein 94g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 35%