Sticky Chicken Wings

June 13, 2010

If you know me, you know I love things that are tacky. Loud, gaudy… I have a great appreciation for these things. And what better way to embrace my love for the tacky than to make Sticky Chicken Wings for dinner. They are sweet from the brown sugar, salty from the fish sauce, sour from the lemon, a little spicy from the jalapeno. I mean, look at this ingredient list for goodness sakes, is this tacky or what?

I won’t say these wings are great but they are definitely good. And they’d make good party food, as they’re easy to make in large batches and pair excellently with beer. Plus they are sticky, sweet, sour, and spicy all at once which, let’s be honest, is rather appealing in a finger food. I plan to make these for a World Cup party. They are so much better than pizza bagels.

Want more chicken finger food? Coconut Chicken Fingers

Looking for a more traditional way to eat chicken? Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken

STICKY CHICKEN WINGS (from  Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food)

Serves 4 as main course, Maybe 6-8 as a snack


  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, smashed and peeled
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno chile, halved lengthwise, plus sliced chile for serving (optional)
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint (wing tips removed)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, whisk together brown sugar, fish sauce, lemon juice, and soy sauce until sugar dissolves, 2 minutes. Add ginger, chile, and chicken wings; toss to coat. Arrange wings in a single layer.
  2. Bake wings 1 hour. Increase heat to 450 degrees and bake until sauce is reduced and wings are glazed, 30 to 35 minutes more, turning wings occasionally. Serve wings with sliced chile if desired.

3 Responses to “Sticky Chicken Wings”

  1. Patti Howe Says:

    Oh boy, fun food! xo

  2. […] The only other place ginger exists in my blog, even though I love it so much: Sticky Chicken Wings […]

  3. […] For more ginger recipes: Pumpkin-Ginger Butter and Sticky Chicken Wings […]

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