Sesame Chicken Wings

Sesame Chicken Wings
Diana Rattray
Ratings (26)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Marinating Time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8 wings (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
499 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
48g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These flavorful sesame chicken wings are marinated with garlic, green onions, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and other ingredients. The chicken wings should be marinated for at least 2 hours, so plan to prepare them in advance.

If you like spicier wings, add some Asian-style chili paste, or sambal. Or add some Sriracha sauce.


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (preferably low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (toasted)
  • 4 green onions (with tops, sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • Dash ground cayenne pepper, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Pat the chicken wings with paper towels to dry. If the wings are whole, slice off and discard the tips. Cut each whole wing at the joint to make a drumette and a "flat."

  2. In a large food storage bag, combine soy sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil, green onions, garlic, sesame seeds, and peppers. Add chicken wings; turn bag to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

  3. Remove chicken to a shallow rack in baking dish or roasting pan. Discard the marinade. Bake wings, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Turn wings and bake 25 minutes longer, or until tender.