Slow Cooker Garlic and Ginger Chicken Wings

Crockpot Ginger Chicken Wings
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
180 Calories
11g Fat
4g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 827mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 205mg 4%
*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.)

These chicken wings are a snap to fix, and they cook nearly hands-free in the slow cooker. The simple sauce of honey, garlic, and ginger 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.


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  • 12 to 18 whole chicken wings

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • Thinly sliced green onion tops, sesame seeds, or chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crockpot chicken wings ingredients
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  2. With kitchen shears, cut off the tips off of the chicken wings.

    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!


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • If you want to try turkey instead, try this Crock pot Turkey Wings recipe.