Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Make these chicken wings before the game for a sweet and spice-filled appetizer.

April 2018

  • An array of Asian flavors and spices add heat to these chicken wings.
    Photo by gettyimages/mphillips007

Yield: 4 servings.

This recipe originally ran in the September 2006 edition of Capper's Farmer.


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


  1. Rinse chicken wings and pat dry; set aside.
  2. In a 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 marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wings from marinade and place in a single layer on a 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 an additional 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped basil leaves.