Chinese Chicken Wings

Hi everyone!
I hope you are doing great! Today's recipe will take you to China without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen!  These wings, are so easy to make and way better than any takeout! They are budget friendly and so full of flavor, I hope you like them!

Makes 12Wings
  • 12 Chicken Wings
  • 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Chives for garnish (optional)

  • 1 Tablespoon grated Ginger
  • 4 grated or minced Garlic Cloves  (2 teaspoons)
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  •  Juice and Zest of one Lemon (about 1½ tablespoons lemon juice)
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed Black Pepper to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper to taste

Rinse the chicken wings with cold water and dry them with paper towels.  Cut each wing in two pieces, drummette and middle, you can discard the tip of the wing, or just leave it attached to the middle part.  Place the wings in a container,  season them with a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.

Combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Stir well, taste the flavor, and add more salt, pepper or crushed red pepper if needed.  Reserve a 1/3 cup of the marinade  for serving.

Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken wings, rub the marinade really well on the wings, and  marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. If you have more time, marinate for more time, the longer the better!

Grill them  for about 15-20 minutes, glaze them with the remaining marinade once while cooking, and one more time before removing them from the heat. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and garnish with Chives.

To Bake them; Preheat the oven to 400ºF,  place the chicken wings and the liquid in which they were marinated in a baking dish,  and bake them for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and baste them with the cooking liquid. Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven, baste them again with their cooking liquid, and before you place them back in the oven, glaze them with some of the remaining marinade, this will give them a beautiful golden brown color. Place them back in the oven for another 10-15 more minutes or until cooked. (In total they will cook around 40-45 minutes!)

Once they come out of the oven, baste them again with the cooking liquid, then sprinkle them with toasted sesame seeds, and garnish with chives.