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Sweet and Spicy Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

I love me a good chicken wing. Even though they aren’t usually highly regarded within the world of poultry due to the fact that they’re normally deep fried, smothered in sauce, and require that you eat with your hands (“No forks?! How barbaric!”), I really do enjoy them for their versatility and ease in preparation.

I wanted to try something fast, simple, and different from what I normally make, while also still being able to use the ingredients I already had at home when I came across this recipe for Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings. It was perfect!

This recipe came together in probably as little as twenty minutes and the cleanup was just as fast. At first, the sauce did not thicken very quickly while in the oven, so I was slightly worried that I would have pale cooked chicken with a watery brown sauce on top (sounds yummy, right?) But in no time at all, it began to form into a beautiful, sticky sauce that coated the chicken in all its sweet and spicy glory.

I think that this recipe is great for Fiesta Friday 42 because it is quick, simple, and most of all really, really delicious. If you prepare this for your friends or family (or just for yourself!), it’ll be gone before you know it!

For recipes like this, I usually just eyeball how much of something I think I’ll need, so definitely feel free to alter the ingredients to your taste – I like mine with a little more spice – and get ready to dig in (sans forks and all!)

Sweet and Spicy Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Modified from Smitten Kitchen recipe


  • 1 pound chicken chicken wings
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mild honey (I did not have enough, so I upped the spice instead)
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • Generous sprinkling of sesame seeds


  1. Chop each chicken wing in half and add to large bowl along with all of the ingredients.
  2. Once each of the wings is coated, place in oven dish and cook between 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how thick you’d like your sauce).
  3. Remove from oven and coat with sesame seeds.

Easy as 1, 2, 3!


  • Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    November 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Could look or sound any more delicious?! I loveeee the sweet/spicy combo, my husband and I are both a huge fan of chicken wings, definitely pinning this!! Thank you! 🙂

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      That’s so sweet of you to say! Thank you 😀 This really is such a yummy, fast recipe and perfect for those nights when you just want a quick dinner. Hope you enjoy!!

  • MyAdventuresInDinnerTime
    November 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Oooooh these have my name written alllllll over them!! Wow they look amazing 😀

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks so much! They are so simple and yummy, I know you’ll love them if you ever make them yourself 😀

  • Tracy
    November 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    These wings just made my stomach growl… They look soooo delicious! Perfect for the party! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you!! They were really delicious (and easy)! Happy Fiesta Friday to you as well! 😀

  • Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons
    November 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Chicken wings are so yummy! I wonder how this would be with maple syrup in place of the honey? My family will love this one.

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      You could definitely replace with maple syrup or even agave nectar, the choice is yours, which is why I love these so much! Thanks for stopping by! 😀

  • apuginthekitchen
    November 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Those are some beautiful wings. Love the sticky slightly sweet Asian glaze.

  • Hilda
    November 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I can imagine these being a great hit in this household. Thanks for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday.

  • andy
    November 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Bring it on !! 😉 😀 Happy FF ! 🙂

  • Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
    November 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with chicken wings. I love eating them, but I hate how messy they can get – particularly when the sauce gets under your finger nails, sets me right on edge i hate it!! But when thhey look this yummy, I can’t pass them up!
    Besides, a lot of the eastern world eat their food with their hands and some of the yummiest food comes from that area of the world, so they can’t be wrong!

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      I totally agree! I hate the messy part as well, but these are not as messy as you’d think haha. Also, eating with your hands can sometimes be so fun 😀

  • Jhuls
    November 17, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Chicken wings with such glaze sounds so yummy. I think I’d take more than my share. 😀

  • Sarah 'n Spice
    November 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I have an event I need to make an appetizer for, I think I found a winner!

    • Born and Bred in Brooklyn
      November 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      These would be awesome! And thank you, that means so much 😀 Please let me know how they turn out!

  • petra08
    November 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Anything sweet, spicy and sticky would always get my attention and chicken wings are so delicious! 🙂


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