Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Recipe: Finger-licking roasted chicken wings 烧鸡翼

It's finger-licking good!

I have a weakness for chicken wings, especially those that have been grilled, roasted or deep fried. At home, we only cook the grilled or roasted versions since it is more healthy and creates less mess in the kitchen. This recipe comes from my friend, Jessie and when I first saw it on her blog, I knew that I wanted to make these, pronto! I did and for some reason, I thought I have posted this recipe here and only saw that it was sitting in my draft folder when I doing some spring cleaning on my blog.

Roasted chicken wings

The deep caramelised skin looks simply tempting, doesn't it? It tastes as good as it looks, and we love making this for dinner and even lunch sometimes when I'm feeling really greedy. My kids love chicken wings too, so if you come to our home on "chicken wing night", you will find all of us with a chicken wing each in our hands, oil down our chins, savouring the chicken wings and then licking our fingers after.

If given the choice I would only buy the wingette but we don't get that option at the wet market here (you need to get both the wingette and drumette) but luckily for me, Baby D and his daddy likes that the drumette. Win-win for the whole family.

I have made this countless times now, so I know this recipe is great. The only thing that I have changed is that I have increased the light soy sauce since I prefer mine a little saltier. Hands up, who wants a wing? ;)

Btw, don't forget to join me beginning 1 August 2013 for Little Thumbs Up event that I will be hosting. Cook any recipes containing "eggs" and link up to my post next month. Thanks in advance for your support! :)

Finger-licking roasted chicken wings (烧鸡翼)
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Jessie-CookingMoments
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50-55 minutes
Serves 3-4

1kg chicken wings (approx. 10 no)
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 1/3 tbsp honey
1 1/3 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
2/3 tsp sesame oil
2/3 tsp paprika
2/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp five spice powder
1/3 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder

To garnish
4 basil leaves, thinly cut

1. Wash the chicken wings and pat dry with kitchen towel.

2. Mix all the ingredients (except chicken wings) in a large bowl. Place chicken wings in the bowl and mix, ensuring each piece is coated well with the sauce. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

3. Line a large baking tray with aluminium foil. Place the chicken wings in a single layer on the lined tray. Pour half the marination sauce evenly over the chicken wings.

4. Cook for 30 minutes in a 170°C pre-heated oven in lower shelf. After 30 minutes, flip the wings to the other side, add the remaining marination sauce and cook for another 20 minutes or until golden. Remove some of the marinade which has pooled on the baking tray - this can be used as a dip for your chicken wings later.  If you find that the chicken wings skin do not look as crispy or golden as you would have liked it, then place the baking tray on the higher shelf under the grill for 4-5 minutes. This will give the chicken wings a nice, crispy skin. Remember to watch your wings, as you do not want them to get burnt at this point. Remove from oven, garnish with basil and serve immediately.

5. You can reduce the remaining marination sauce in a saucepan as a dipping sauce, if you please.

For dinner, we would supplement the chicken wings with some sides such as roasted pumpkin with rosemary and thyme.

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*I am submitting this to Little Thumb's Up "Ginger" event hosted by Alvin @ Chef and Sommelier.


  1. Nice. My daughter loves these so my missus would cook them all the time, over-roasted as well - dunno what ingredients she uses but hers are very nice too.

  2. Big thumbs up!! this is so nice, i will learn to cook this.
    Thanks for sharing my dear :)

  3. Hi Yen,

    I remember seeing Jessie roasting these wings too. Sounds good and easy to roast. Would love to cook this for my family too.


  4. These chicken wings really do look finger licking good!

  5. Wow! Bookmarked this for my chicken wings lover daughter.

  6. looks to be a healthier choice too!

  7. Yum! Chicken wings are my favourite part of the chicken! Looks delicious!

  8. OMG! I love your chicken wings, Yen! They looked so golden & yummy! Don't say the children, even I will lick my fingers when looking at these pictures, hahaha! Will surely support you for the Egg's theme LTU. I have few recipes on hand now!

  9. How many you can eat in one go? I can have......at least 4 or 5 of them :P

  10. the thighs are usually my favorite part of the chicken, but i'd happily eat your wings recipe! :D

  11. Yen, I love chicken wings too! They are such a great casual food and I love munching on them in front of the TV :)

  12. Both my hands are up, so can i have one, no two chicken wings for 2 hands up! This looks finger licking good!

  13. oo... I have the same weakness too for wings! any kind will do except steamed ones... hehehe... love to try yr recipe...

  14. It sure looks finger licking good, great job

  15. Your chicken wings look like from Pizza Hut which is our favourite. I must try it out. Thanks.

  16. Thats an interesting combination of seasonings, must try it out one day :)

  17. Indeed they look finger-licking good!

    Are you all ready for the LTU next month?! All the best, I'll support you! :D

  18. I have a thing for chicken wings too! I love them so much that people think I must be crazy for them (which I am). Yours look so delicious! :D

  19. I like chicken wing, but not Mr. Mah. He thinks too troublesome to eat and the return(meat) is too little, LOL.

  20. Yum! Hahaha I'm the same, I have a strange weakness for chicken wings as well. Always get people warning me about it being the part where some steroid is injected though? Anyway, bookmarking this recipe... it looks delicious :)

  21. Oh YUMMY! Looks really inviting & tasty! Love to makan some now for lunch. My egg-gy post is ready for the next LTU; Happy hosting! ;)

  22. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 1, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Yum Yum Yum, still licking the fingers and then realised that it's not Baby Sumo's roasted chicken.. :( Sigh......... I really must try this roasted chicken wings. Thanks for sharing :)


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