Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings

Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 15 wings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
227 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 666mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 129mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken wings are a staple of American gatherings because they're easy to make and to eat, require very little cooking, and are also budget-friendly. Hoisin sauce is a boldly flavored preparation that is commonly used in Cantonese cuisine to season all sorts of meats or to dip doughy and fried preparations in, like egg rolls or pork buns. Our chicken wings coated with Hoisin sauce make a great appetizer or main dish—depending on the quantity you serve per person—and are wonderfully succulent bites that are easy to make and delicious to eat. Most of the work is hands-off, during which you can prepare other dishes to serve alongside the wings, like a fresh salad and plain steam buns, which counterbalance the rich flavor of the wings. A quick marinade in the sauce, alongside honey, seasonings, garlic, and ginger, provides the wings with an injection of flavor that will enhance once the wings go in the oven for just 35 minutes. Keep leftovers for up to 3 days, covered, in the fridge.

Although many variations on the sauce exist, the common threads are its dark, thick texture and a deep soy flavor derived from fermented soybeans. Sweet and savory Hoisin sauce is filled with spices like chili peppers and garlic. Used widely in Vietnamese cuisine too, the sauce is included with a variety of proteins like pork, chicken, beef, duck, and plant-based proteins like tofu and tempeh. In its true form, Hoisin sauce is not gluten-free, as it contains wheat-derived ingredients used as thickeners, but tamari-based gluten-free sauces do exist.

Ingredients

  • 15 chicken wings

  • 1 scallion, finely minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 slice fresh ginger, minced

  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Marinate chicken wings for 15 minutes in a mixture of the scallion, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, water, honey, salt, and pepper.

    scallion, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, water, honey, salt, and pepper with chicken in a bowl

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  3. Place chicken wings on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, brushing occasionally with marinade.

    chicken wings on a baking sheet

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  4. Turn oven to broil and broil chicken wings for 5 more minutes. Turn wings every 2 minutes to avoid burning.

    baked Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings on a baking sheet

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  5. Transfer chicken wings to a serving platter and serve hot or at room temperature.

    Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings on a plate

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Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.