Best Crispy Chinese Chicken Wings Recipes that You’ll Love

The sticky, salty, and spicy Chinese chicken wings are, no doubt, favorite to all. Over the years, we have tweaked and tried different ingredients to make it perfect, and finally, we made it. The recipe will give you a subtle taste of Mild Chinese spices with a blend of attractive fragrance and mouthwatering delicacy. 

So, when you are bored with contemporary American or Mexican cuisine, don’t forget to entertain your taste buds with this incredible recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Cooking difficulty: Intermediate 

Serving: 4-6 persons 

Nutritional Information:

You will receive 39mg of cholesterol, 16 grams of protein, 34.5 grams of carbohydrates, and 345 calories. You also get some potassium and sodium in a nominal amount.


  •  2 pounds of chicken wings 
  • 1 tbsp. of sesame seed 
  • 2 tbsp. of Chinese five spices (grounded powder) 
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic and ginger paste mixture
  • ½ cup of lemon juice 
  • 1-1/2 cup of soy sauce 
  • 1 cup of hoisin sauce 
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh brown sugar 
  • 1 cup of Chinese wine 
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Olive oil (optional)

Once you are ready with the ingredients, you can initiate the cooking steps. Also, remember that if you miss more than one ingredient from the list, you shouldn’t take the chance. The delicacy may change greatly.

The cooking steps are-

  •  In a medium pan, pour the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and garlic mix. Add some water and stir it in medium heat. 
  • In another bowl, prepare the marinade part. Mix all other ingredients except the chicken wings and mix them well until it gets smooth. 
  • Once the sauces and garlic and ginger mix are stirred properly, add it with the marinade. Now, toss the wings inside it for an even coating. Make sure all the wings are coated with the marinade equally. 
  • Now, marinate the chicken wings in a bowl for 20 minutes. You shouldn’t over-marinate the chicken wings, or it will become too salty and can’t be eaten. 
  • Now, in a separate tray, pour the marinated chicken wings into single layers and wrap them using aluminum foil and paper. It helps the wings soak the marinade and become tender and juicy overnight. 
  • On the next day, preheat your oven at 375°F temperature. Now, you have to bake the marinated wings in the oven pan. You should continue baking for 40-45 minutes and then check the wings. Also, flip them over halfway through the cooking. It helps the chicken wings to cook properly on each side. 
  • Once the wings turn golden and sticky, remove them from the oven.
  • Use the overnight marinated sauce leftover for basting the chicken wings and cook for another 5 minutes before the finishing touch.

Expert Tips:

The key to the Chinese recipe is the use of five spices cleverly. Make sure these spices are fresh and in good condition. Also, slow cook the wings in the oven in medium heat. It unfolds the best savory taste in the tongues.

Dos and Don'ts:

  •  Don’t over marinade them before refrigerating. It may soak the juice and leave the wings hard and sturdy. 
  • When you bake the wings, flip them over a few times for the proper doneness on each side.

Helpful Kitchen Tools:

  •  Saucepan: Use the pan to stir the mixture properly. It elevates the fragrance greatly. 
  • Thermometer: You can use the instant thermometer to measure the temperature readings of the chicken wings while baking. It is a good idea for novice cooks.

 Soy Sauce Chicken Wings


The savory Chinese chicken wings are a great party entertainer. You can marinate it overnight and bring the juiciest flavor for the guests and families. This chicken recipe with authentic Chinese preparation will outburst a different feel in your mouth that none can’t but love. 

You will thank us for recommending the recipe (!


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