Sesame Ginger Sticky Wings

These sweet and sticky wings are the perfect combination of heat with a sweet kick of ginger and garlic.


Who doesn’t love wings that are crispy, sticky and spicy right! For me, wings are one of those things that when done right can be a meal in itself, but unfortunately so many do it so wrong.

I strongly believe that wings need to be crispy and very well done. The great thing is that most restaurants will happily oblige and cook them well done and if your extra luck you're at Earls and they will finish them in the Forno oven making them not only crispy but also smokey.

So needless to say if I’m going to make wings at home they need to be delicious and crispy. While you can’t go wrong with a classic hot wing sometimes you want something a little bit different. These sesame ginger wings are spicy, tangy, sweet and sticky - possibly one of the best combination. One of the key pieces is the squeeze of fresh lime when they come out of the oven - trust me you don’t want to skip this step.


prep time 5 minutes

cook time 45

total time 50 minutes

servings 4


2 lbs chicken wings

salt + pepper

2 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp agave or honey

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1/4 cup sambal

2 tbsp soya sauce

3 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp ginger

1 lime

cilantro + sesame seeds to garnish


In a small bowl combine sesame oil, agave, white wine vinegar, samba, soya sauce, finely chopped garlic and grated ginger. Whisk to combine then set aside.

On a baking sheet lay out the chicken in a single layer and sprinkle with salt + pepper then bake at 400 for 35 minutes then remove from the oven. Pour your sauce over the wings and toss so they are fully coated. Return to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and wings are slightly crisp.

Remove from the oven then squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the wings and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.