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Honey, Soy and Sesame Chicken Wings

Updated on July 27, 2013
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Bronwen is interested in food, diet, and creating recipes, as she has prepared family meals and organised church and home functions.

Place All the Ingredients in the Marinade Container
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Chicken Wings Make Great Finger Food

When you are needing finger food to take to a luncheon or special occasion, chicken wings are a welcome choice. They are economical, tasty, and easy to prepare. Over the years I have tried taking many different dishes, including my curried eggs, which always disappear rapidly as well, but I think that chicken wings are my favourite.

My tenth book, This is Our Story, was being launched on Saturday, so I needed something extra to add to the luncheon before the launch, something that was simple to make and sure to be a success.

I resorted to my Honey, Soy and Sesame Chicken Wings. Actually I do not use the whole wing, just the joint that is next after the wing tips. They are usually easily available and are a good size to handle as finger food. However, if you buy them with the tips attached, they are not so very difficult to remove, especially if you have a pair of poultry shears.

I actually purchased three kilos of wings, but the following recipe is for one kilo (approx. 2¼ lbs), as that seems to be a good amount. If you need to cook more or less than this quantity, it is a fairly simple matter to adjust the quantities in the list of ingredients. Actually I never measure them so accurately as set out below, and just add as I see fit. They always seem to work, except that it is a good idea to keep an eye on the wings when they are in the oven as the skin can burn if care is not taken.

Leave in the Marinade for Several Hours
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Prep time: 5 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 6 hours
Yields: About 24 wings
  • 1 kg (approx. 2¼ lbs) chicken wings, Already cut ready by the butcher
  • ⅓ cup Soy sauce, dark
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, ready prepared is easy
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Place chicken wings in the marinade container.
  2. Cover with all the ingredients and put on the lid.
  3. Shake vigorously to mix the ingredients and cover the wings with the mixture. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours. About each hour shake again and turn the container over.
  4. Line oven sheaths that have lip edges or a roasting dish with baking paper.
  5. Place the chicken pieces on the papered pan and put in an oven that has been preheated to 200C.
  6. Cook for about 1 hour, turning about halfway through the cooking so the wings are a golden brown on both sides.
5 stars from 3 ratings of Honey, Soy and Sesame Chicken Wings

A Few Hints

  • If you are taking the wings to an event, decide if you wish to take them hot or cold.
  • Remember there are government health rules about carrying food, so if you are taking them hot, heat a wide-mouthed thermos with hot water; pour it out; place the wings inside and close the lid firmly. Hot food must arrive hot and be served hot.
  • If serving cold, cool the wings, then place covered in the refrigerator until really cold. Store the container or covered (with cling-wrap) serving-plate on an icepack in a cold pack for travelling. Cold food must arrive cold and be served cold - and definitely not tepid as that is when problems can occur.

Decorate with parsley, nasturtium leaves or other clean edible greenery.

A Final Hint:

Keep the rest of the marinade, either in a container in the refrigerator or in the freezer. It comes in handy as a wonderfully tasty sauce for dishes such as rice noodles or corn couscous.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Richard1988: It is delicious - I hope you try it and that you like it, too.

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      Richard 3 years ago from Hampshire - England

      This recipe looks so delicious :) thank you for sharing it - I will look forward to trying it out :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      JPSO138: Sorry I did not see your comment before and thank you for it. I hope you gave my recipe a try and that it worked well.

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      JPSO138 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      This will certainly be a good addition to my ways in preparing the chicken. Normally I only do chicken barbecue and fried chicken. Glad to have read your hub... will surely give this a try.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      phoenix2327: Wow! I'm so glad you tried it and thank you for your comments, that is lovely of you to let me know that you enjoyed them. Actually, I'll be making them again, too, and I'm glad I concocted that recipe!

      aviannovice: You're right. The event I took them to loved them and they did disappear quickly - with people coming back for more. No one has commented on my suggestion that the marinade is kept and used as a sauce for rice or noodles, but I found that it made for a really tasty dish and that went down well at home, too.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I'll bet that these went quickly! Something about wings and ribs, eh?

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Blossom. I thought you might want to know my family and I tried this recipe last night and it went over a treat. The balance of flavours was spot on and the sesame seeds were the right finishing touch. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      always exploring: Thank you. It is a new recipe because I made it up, but it works well.

      Thelma C: It would probably work if you added some heat as well.

      phoenix2327: It does make and interesting and healthy addition. I'm not sure what buffalo wings are - didn't know they had wings!!

      SandCastles: Do! I'm sure you'll enjoy them.

      Eiddwen: Thank you for your comment. Do try them Eddy, they're great and not difficult to make.

      Michael-Milec: Thank you for your vote, it's fun to share, and may God bless you, too.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hello BlossomSB

      Here's my vote first, sounds delicious, look beautiful , presentation awesome, preparing interesting, and definitely useful. Mmmm - good.

      Thank you very much for sharing.

      God bless you.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Mmm I am now ravenous Blossom ; great sounding and looking recipe so will have to save. Enjoy your day.


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      SandCastles 4 years ago

      I'm going to try them; yum!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I like the addition of sesame seeds. I think this would make a nice change of pace from the usual buffalo wings.

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 4 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      My husband is a big fan of chicken wings. He usually likes them very hot flavored but I am going to try the honey soy sesame wings. Bet he likes them! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love chicken wings. The honey-soy and sesame is a new recipe for me. They look delicious. They now have soy that is gluten-free so i'll be trying this. Thank you again...

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      lady rain: Thank you. They are delicious and sesame seeds are so good for us - they contain much needed calcium for building and maintaining healthy bones.

      btrbell: Thank you. Yes, the thermos is useful. Once upon a time we used to take food to a 'do' with no thought about the temperature and no one seemed to get sick, but now we have strict government rules about what the temperature should be as people seem to pick up problems so much more easily now.

      europewalker: Thank you. It's not difficult to prepare, either. Actually, if you're in a hurry it works quite well without marinading for lengthy periods, too.

      kidscrafts: Your so right. I did that and the ones left at home came in very useful over the weekend for quick meals with a lettuce and avocado salad.

      cleaner3: Do try, it's tasty and economical, too.

      kashmir56: Thank you - and for your vote. Hope you enjoy them.

      Faith Reaper: God bless you for your lovely comments.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, they certainly do make great finger foods, and your recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend great recipe sounds so delicious, will try !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      great hub blossom .. that recipe looks good and will have to try it

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Your recipe of honey, soy and sesame chicken wings looks delicious! I like the fact that you prepare a big batch of it... always practical to freeze some for the busy days or when there is unexpected company :-)

      Thanks for sharing, Blossom!

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      Voted up, I love chicken wings and this recipe sounds delicious. Thank for sharing.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This looks delicious! I will definitely try them! I love the thermos idea, too! Thank you! Up+ and pinned!

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      lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

      That looks very delicious. I love chicken wings and I can't wait to try out your recipe with lots of sesame seeds.