Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Wings


Finally I have material to publish today. Thank God for the Labor Day holiday. A day free for me to do stuff in the kitchen.

Two or three weekends ago, I bought two packets of chicken wings. That was because of this recipe that Kris shared on her blog. Besides visiting cool restaurants and giving us her honest opinion (plus her interesting side stories), this lady also cooks up a storm in her kitchen. Her Sticky Honey Soy Chicken gave me some serious cravings hee..hee..


Well, although I bought two packets of wings, I only used one packet for this recipe. The other batch of wings, I made another recipe. 

There were only five wings in a packet, weighing slightly more that 400g. I separated the wingettes from the drummets and I kept the wing tips. I actually love chewing on crispy wing tips.

I made more than enough marinade so that I had enough for basting. The extra marinade would also make me more sauce to coat the wings.


The marinade is simmered until slightly thickened, something I have never done before. I learned something new from this recipe and I find that the flavors of the marinade concentrates and improves from the heating. 

I put the wings into a freezer bag and poured the cooled marinade into the bag. Then the wings were kept in the fridge for about 4 hours to marinate. I took them out for an hour before roasting in the oven.


It did not take long for these wings to cook. At 200C it was all nicely done and caramelized in about 20 minutes. I basted the wings (turning at half time) from time to time with the extra marinade and got me a nice thick coating of sticky sauce around the wings.

These sticky wings were awesome. It made for a very nice Labor Day meal.

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Wings
Recipe source : Adapted from Eat what, Eat where?

Ingredients :
- 5 chicken wings, drummets, wingettes and tips separated (about 420g)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (to use just before roasting)

For marinade (mix together)
- 1/4 cup light soya sauce
- a dash of Maggi seasoning
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 large clove garlic, grated
- 1/2 inch ginger, grated

Method :
1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Lower heat to simmer for about 5 or 6 minutes.
3. Remove the saucepan from the stove to cool. The marinade will thicken further once cooled.
4. Put chicken wings into a freezer bag or a mixing bowl.
5. Pour the marinade and mix to coat the chicken.
6. Set aside in the fridge for a few hours (I marinated for 4 hours).
7. Before roasting, take the wings out to come to room temperature (about an hour).
8. Add olive oil to the wings and stir to coat.
6. Place the wings in a single layer on a lined baking tray and roast at 200C for about 20 minutes. Turn the wings after 10 minutes and baste the wings every now and then using the excess marinade. 

42 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Ah Hong Chee is so hard-working to update this blog!
    I am going to copy this recipe too for my future wings. I agree that long hours of marinating gives extra flavour power to the meat. I used to hold student parties and had to marinate over 200 chicken wings so I always left them marinated overnight for 24 hours. Nobody taught me it was better to marinate longer but did it out of convenience.

    This Kris blogger is very meticulous and detailed in all her posts. I always admire her perfect English and all the flowery words for my learning.

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    1. Aiyo, TM, you're too kind :) Flowery words? I think Sean has more flowery words...I learned from the 'guru of flowery words'! ;)

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    2. You are always too humble and so down to earth. You are indeed a fabulous writer who writes with immaculate details using the Queen's perfect English. Both you and Sean have different styles and talent in expressing, just like me & Ah Hong Chee, having rojak languages thrown in. Muahahaha

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    3. TM : I will faint if I had to roast 200 wings! I agree with you that Kris is fantastic. I love reading her blog.

      Kris : TM is right lah... Don't be so modest hah..hah... You write very well and you do very good reviews. I am a fan too :)

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    4. Well, in that case, I shall take a bow....and blow you both a flying kiss...kekeke! ;D

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    5. clap...clap...clap.... hee..hee..hee..

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  2. wow. nmpk so sedap PH
    kalau ayam. ank³ kompom x tolak punya

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  3. a tastier chicken labour day lunch compared to mine - i slept in and ordered a chicken chop via foodpanda :)

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    1. Oh, that's the way to enjoy labor day - sleeping in!

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  4. Looks so delicious and flavourful. I love eating the drumlets which have more meat than the wings part. 20 mins is quick.

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    1. Yes, so quick I couldn't believe it!

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  5. I must go get chicken wings and make it Liao...

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    1. Make lah. I saw your roasted chicken leg looks so nice.

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  6. I would love and enjoy the chicken wings. I can finish the whole plate by myself if no one stop me!

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    1. I finished all 5 wings in one sitting hee..hee...

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  7. You are back to tempt us with your cooking posts, can air mail the wings to me, thank you

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  8. Thicken the marinade? hmm, I learn something new everyday!

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  9. Been a while since I made sticky wings.. craving for some now!

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    1. They are good, hope you like them.

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  10. Your chicken wings are outrageously tempting, and sooo delicious. Love the beautiful glaze on it, so shiny and perfect!

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  11. The wings look so delicious. I bookmarked this recipe. Tomorrow I am going to get some wings.

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  12. Sean was telling me about your wings - checked a few times over the past few days, "eating free" every day. My girl loves chicken wings but we have not had any for a while now. I guess the reason is we would have to go to the wet market to get the fresh ones, not all that keen on the frozen ones at the supermarts.

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    1. Fresh wings are loads better than those frozen ones.

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  13. Wow, I'm indeed honoured that the Cooking Queen of Uptown has chosen to cook my sticky wings. Adapted from....so paiseh-lah...more like copied from TV....wakakakaka! :D My, I have to confess, your wings look a lot better than mine though...more sticky, darker and more caramelised = more tasty...and that's because you made more marinade and so rajin to baste the wings every now and then...hehe! ;) When it comes to seasoning, I can see that you're not shy with bold flavours. I usually use a lot less seasoning than your recipes but still find them flavourful enough for me.

    And thank you for your kind words....I don't know about the 'cooking up a storm' part, I think it's more like a 'light drizzle'...kekeke! ^.^ But if indeed mine is a 'storm', then yours must be a hurricane...wuahahahaha! :D

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    1. I burst out laughing reading your comments hah..hah... Well, thank you for sharing the recipe :)

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    2. I burst out laughing reading your comments hah..hah... Well, thank you for sharing the recipe :)

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  14. Yes
    will try at home
    sure hao liao

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    1. Hope you like it sampai menjilat jari!

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  15. yummy. Long time have not cook this

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  16. I'm not a fan of wings or fatty food in general but I do have a bit of thing for sticky sauces.

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    1. Ah, yes, I know you are into healthy wholesome food!

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  17. Very nice....will be trying it out soon...I wonder if other pieces of chicken will taste good as well? Not a fan of wings....

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    1. Yes, you could use drumsticks and thighs which I think are very suitable.

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  18. I love chicken wings & yours look so good! xoxo

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  19. I can finish this portion all by my own and will left craving for more! I love chicken wings!

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