|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||14%|
|*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.|
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.
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
Gather the ingredients.
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.
Place chicken wings on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, brushing occasionally with marinade.
Turn oven to broil and broil chicken wings for 5 more minutes. Turn wings every 2 minutes to avoid burning.
Transfer chicken wings to a serving platter and serve hot or at room temperature.
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.