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Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

When the temperature dips, I love busying myself in the kitchen because: (1) baking is easy, mostly prep work, and the rest, I can sit back and relax with a cup of hot coffee while the oven does its thing, and (2) since I am using the oven, the temperature in the house will definitely rise and even after the cooking is done, I usually left the oven door slightly open, so the whole house will get warm for some time without having to turn on the heather, it’s a win-win for me!

Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings
Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

Anyway, here is a super simple recipe for chicken wings with only 4 ingredients: chicken wings (duh), soy sauce, honey, and sake. If you are out of sake, you can also use Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry. And simple recipe like this is a good thing to have, especially if you are still trying to figure out what to have for the coming Christmas party. Just double, or triple, if you are expecting companies, and this should take care of appetizer.

Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings
Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

5.0 from 7 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 700 gram chicken wings
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sake


  1. Sprinkle chicken wings with salt and pepper, then transfer to a ziplock plastic.
  2. Add honey, soy sauce, and sake into the ziplock plastic. Close the ziplock, and gently shake so the chicken wings are all coated with the sauce. Let the chicken marinate for 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge.
  3. Remove the marinated wings from the fridge and return to room temperature prior to baking (I usually do this 1 hour before baking time).
  4. Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit (218 Celcius). Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  5. Transfer the chicken wings to the lined tray, and pour all the marinating sauce over the chicken wings. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked through and the surface is slightly charred. Baste the chicken wings with the sauce while baking for a couple of times. Serve hot.
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  • Ncky Weber Ncky Weber says:

    Hi Anita, I love your cooking and recipes :) I have tried and did a lot and they turn out fanatic and delicious...Thank You so much and keep up the Great Cooking...

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are welcome Nicky. I am so happy to hear that :)

  • Cyndy Cyndy says:

    Oh delicious recipe - my son is wild for wings so I am always looking for new wing recipes! These were great and so simple!

  • Noelle Noelle says:

    The flavor on these chicken wings is amazing!! Saving this one to make again so soon.

  • Patty at Spoonabilities Patty at Spoonabilities says:

    OMG! This is the best recipe for chicken wings ever. My mouth is watering all over the place!

  • Krissy Allori Krissy Allori says:

    My family loves wings and these were a hit for them. They were hit for me too and especially because they were so easy to make.

  • Erika Erika says:

    These wings are delicious. I love these ingredients.

  • Li Li says:

    Hi Anita, which sake do you normally use?

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Li, some of the most common cheap drinking sake in the US are Gekkeikan, Sho Chiku Bai, or Ozeki. They usually comes in a 750 ml bottle or an even bigger 1.5 L bottle. Either of these three are good enough for cooking, and the quality is comparable too. I usually just grab whichever one is available in my Asian market.

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