For a quick and tasty snack, try these soy garlic chicken wings. The chicken is coated with a sweet and sticky soy sauce that adds an amazing flavor.
Like Korean chicken wings, these soy garlic wings are coated in a sweet and sticky soy glaze. The big difference is that instead of frying them in hot oil, you bake them in the air fryer, which of course, makes them a lot healthier.
This also makes them a lot easier to prepare! No hassle of frying them twice. All you have to do is turn the wings halfway through the baking time, and that's it!
This is exactly why these soy chicken wings are the perfect snack for a party or game day!
Chicken wings - the recipe calls for chicken wings, but you can also use drummetes. These are just a bit smaller, making them more suitable as appetizers.
It's important to buy them with skin, though, because the skin makes for a nice crispy coating.
Soy sauce - soy sauce is the main flavor, so it is important to use one of good quality.
Ginger - I prefer to use fresh ginger when I make this. This is because fresh ginger adds extra flavor to the wings.
You can use ginger powder, but be sure to taste the marinade before pouring it over the chicken.
Brown sugar - brown sugar adds a rich caramel flavor to the wings and, along with the honey, provides a distinctive sticky coating.
Mirin - mirin is a Japanese wine often used in cooking. Prefer not to use wine? Then opt for a little white wine vinegar.
Tips and tricks for the perfect soy garlic chicken wings
- When cooking chicken, it is always a good idea to remove the meat from the refrigerator about 15-30 minutes to let the meat come to temperature. This ensures that the meat cooks evenly, preventing the chicken from becoming too dry.
- Don't cook too many at once. It's very tempting to fill up your whole basket, but it's better not to. The chicken won't cook as well, and you won't get a nice crispy skin.
- If you think the chicken is getting a little too dry during cooking, you can rub some more marinade or oil on it if necessary.
- This recipe is also perfect if you are short on time. Since you can marinate the chicken up to two days in advance, you have more time on the day to prepare other things.
It goes without saying, but you need an air fryer to make this recipe. I personally use the Philips Essential XL.
It has a large basket and I love that is makes less notice than the one I had before.
For anyone who does not have an air fryer, you can also make this recipe in an oven! Check out my other chicken wings recipes for the right baking time and temperature.
You will also need a large heat proof bowl to coat the chicken with the sauce.
In the fridge these honey soy wings will keep for about three days.
If you want to keep it longer, it's better to freeze them.
In fact, they will keep in the freezer for up to three months.
Reheat them in an air fryer or preheated oven. You can also reheat them in the microwave, but they won't get as crispy.
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- 1 kg chicken wings
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
For the soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark soft sugar
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon mirin or white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cm fresh ginger
- Preheat the oven or air fryer to 350°F (180°C) and take the chicken wings out of the refrigerator.
- Mix the chicken with the oil, salt, and pepper and place the chicken in the basket of your air fryer and cook for about 25 minutes. If necessary, turn them over halfway through the cooking time.
- Meanwhile, you can start making the sauce.
Squeeze the garlic and grate the ginger.
- Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let the sauce simmer gently for about 2-5 minutes until it thickens.
- Place the cooked chicken in a bowl and pour the sauce over it.
- Mix everything until all the chicken wings are completely covered and sprinkle with some sesame seeds if necessary before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 578Total Fat: 25.6gSaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 1667mgCarbohydrates: 9.4gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 73.7g