Garlic and Ginger Crockpot Chicken Wings

Crockpot Ginger Chicken Wings
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  • Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

These chicken wings are a snap to fix, and they cook nearly hands-free in the slow cooker. The simple honey, garlic, and ginger sauce is always a hit, and it would make a great stir-fry sauce to use with other dishes. If you like more heat in your wings, add some garlic chili paste (sambal, found in the Asian food section), Sriracha sauce, or crushed red pepper flakes.

Dress these wings up with a garnish of sesame seeds, cilantro, or sliced green onions.

If you wonder how you'll like the wings, read some of the comments below the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 to 18 whole chicken wings
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Optional: thinly sliced green onion tops, sesame seeds, or chopped fresh cilantro

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crockpot chicken wings ingredients
  2. Wash the chicken wings and pat dry. With kitchen shears, cut off the wing tips.

    Cut off wing tips of chicken
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  3. Cut each trimmed wing into two pieces at the joint.

    Cut each chicken wing at the joint
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  4. If you keep a freezer bag with trimmings and scraps for chicken stock, add the wing tips to that. Otherwise, discard them.

    Add chicken trimmings to freezer bag
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  5. Put the wings in the crockery insert of the slow cooker.

    Add chicken wings to slow cooker
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  6. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, thinly sliced green onions, honey, and vegetable oil.

    Combine the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, thinly sliced green onions, honey, and vegetable oil
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  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. 

    Cook wings in crockpot after adding seasoning mixture
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  8. Garnish the wings with sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, or diagonally sliced green onion tops, if desired. 

    Garnish chicken wings
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  9. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Take the slow cooker with wings along to a tailgating party or potluck. Set the slow cooker on LOW for serving. Ensure they are fully cooked and keep them hot while transporting.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the ground ginger with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root.
  • Replace 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil with 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil.
  • Add some Asian chili sauce (sambal or similar) for heat.