Sweet and Spicy Asian Infused Chicken Wings

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  • 4Servings
  • 15 mPrep Time
  • 40 mCook Time
  • 55 mReady In
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Well, I am still in a football tailgate munchie-type mood. And what better way to feed the munchies than with some chicken wings! These aren’t the standard Buffalo hot wing chicken wing. Not that there is anything wrong with those – I personally love them. But it’s always nice to have a little variety in life – right?

I created these wings for a wing contest sponsored by a popular morning tv talk show a few years back. The jam gives them a touch of sweetness, the cayenne gives it a nice kiss of heat, and the wasabi powder, soy sauce and ginger add an Asian influence with a just a touch more heat. They are so flavorful don’t worry about a dipping sauce, these babies don’t need it. You may as well make a double batch, you will need them.


Step by step method

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  • Spray an oven-safe raised rack (cooling rack) with non-stick cooking spray; place onto a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the wasabi powder, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper; set aside.

  • Cut chicken wings into thirds (drummette, flapper and wing-tip), discard wing-tip pieces.

  • Place wings, in a single layer, onto prepared rack/baking sheet.

  • Season wings with half of the wasabi mixture, turn wings over and season second side with remaining half of the wasabi mixture.

  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place the jam, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper into a small saucepan.

  • Heat over medium heat until jam has melted, approximately 3 – 4 minutes; set aside.

  • After wings have cooked for 15 minutes, using a pastry brush, brush the wings evenly with about 1/3 of the glaze, place back in oven and cook another 10 minutes.

  • Turn the wings over, glaze the second side of the wings, using another 1/3 portion of the glaze, place back into oven and cook another 10 minutes.

  • Turn wings again, glaze with the remaining 1/3 portion of the glaze and bake an additional 5 – 7 minutes.

Chef Info



Hi! My name is Carolyn and I live on the west coast the US. During the day I work during the day, but at night and on weekends you will find me in the kitchen or outside by the grill whipping up a new and tasty dish. I have been creating and competing in recipe contests and cooking competitions since…

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