Three cheers for chicken wings or in our case, 3 recipes. Neither of us were prepared to be such gluttons one afternoon when we made a batch of sriracha buffalo wings. It all started with a good sauce, then ideas started to churn in our heads about more options with some of our other sauce recipes. Things got a little carried away in the kitchen, so hopefully you’re ready for more chicken wing recipes this week!
A while back I shared a recipe for homemade teriyaki sauce for Good Bite. I enjoy developing fresh sauces and thinking outside the jar. Don’t get me wrong, I have a huge admiration for many quality bottled sauces and stock and champion those brands whole heartedly. But I’m rather sensitive to sauces that are too sweet.
I’m a savory girl to the core and if I could, I would always add an extra pinch of salt or two into my food. I know how bad that is. It’s my downfall, over salting food. Luckily Todd has trained me to taste before I salt my foods. That alone has decreased my salt intake by 50 percent.
Teriyaki sauce is so versatile. I adore it because it ads so much great, quick flavor to grilled dishes, burgers, vegetables. Even a simple, bowl of white steamed rice with a drizzle of good teriyaki sauce is a satisfying meal.
I wanted to create a teriyaki sauce that was less sweet than most that I tried. I also wanted to have a teriyaki sauce that had more of the bright pop of pineapple. Gosh, I love my pineapple and although pineapple isn’t local, sustainable and probably not organic, I’m eating it anyways. I’m not perfect!
This sauce for the teriyaki chicken wings is a variation off my original recipe, with just a touch of Mirin. It’s still not too sweet, still very fresh and better yet, very adaptable to your personal taste buds.
Simply whip up this quick, fresh sauce and toss it on your chicken wings. These will be a hit at your next party and will be a trusted appetizer recipe in your archives!
Here’s the complete list of our chicken wing recipes.
Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Yield: Serves 6-8.
Total Time: 50 minutes
This teriyaki sauce is an adaption off of our Teriyaki Burgers recipe. It is tweaked to give the chicken wings a bit more punch. Like all of our chicken wings recipes, feel free to cook the wings using your preferred method.
Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways to achieve their crispness: fried or baked, with flour or not. To make them extra crisp, you can pre-poach (or pre-boil) them first to render off any excess fat. Visit this write up on different ways to prepare chicken wings. This recipe shows a baked technique, but you can certainly fry the wings to make them crispy.
- 2-3 pounds Chicken Wings, tips removed, rinsed, and patted dry
- 1/2 cup fresh, minced Pineapple
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons c (60ml) Mirin
- 1/2” knob Ginger, minced
- 1 large Garlic
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Rice Vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cold Water
For the sauce:
- In a blender combine pineapple, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Blend all ingredients until well combined and sauce is smooth. At this stage, you can decide if you want a finer sauce by straining with a fine mesh sieve.
- In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water. With fork, break apart all the cornstarch clumps until liquid is smooth and cornstarch is fully incorporated into water (cornstarch slurry).
- Transfer teriyaki liquid to sauce pan. Heat up for about 1 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove sauce pan from heat and immediately stir in cornstarch water mixture. Stir rapidly till sauce thickens. Allow to cool.
Cook the Chicken Wings
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- On baking sheet, spread chicken wings out in one even layer(we don't coat our wings with oil before baking, but you can if you want. We find that the oil just makes the wings greasier. The wings release enough fat already).
- Bake in oven for about 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Flip the wings halfway through baking, after the first 25 minutes.
- Toss chicken wings in teriyaki sauce and serve. Or serve chicken wings with teriyaki sauce on the side for dipping.
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Recipe Note for Salt: All recipes containing salt are based on kosher or sea salt amounts, not table salt. If using table salt, reduce the amount used to taste.