Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Oven Baked Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings

We still don’t have internet connection at home yet but it will be installed this Saturday. I managed to sneak out to the Starbuck right behind our house to make a quick update here.

This was the last batch of frozen chicken wings I had in my freezer before the move so I made it into this delicious finger food. I love the taste of five spices power as it added a nice aroma to the wings. Don’t be alarmed by the long list of seasonings as most of it can be found in your pantry. Make sure you let the wings marinate for at least 2 hours before baking for the flavor to blend into the wings.


2 pounds chicken wings
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp ginger juice
1 1/2 tbsp chili sauce – more if you like it spicy
1 tsp 5 spice powder
1 ½ tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp honey

1. Mix all ingredients except wings into a mixing bowl to make marinade.
2. Cut wings into three pieces through the joints. Discard wing tips; add remaining “drumettes” and “flats” to mixing bowl with marinade, making sure the marinade covers the wings.
3. Let wings marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hour. If you have the time you can let them marinate overnight.
4. To cook you can either grill or roast in the oven. To grill: Preheat grill to medium heat (350ºF) and grill for 40 minutes turning the wings once at the halfway point (20 minutes).
5. Oven method: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Arrange wings on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and place baking sheet on the center rack. Cook for 45 minutes, turning wings once at the halfway point. After 45 minutes turn to oven to broil function. Broil the wings until golden brown.
6. Serve warm or at room temperature with some celery.

Note: For the chili sauce I used Sriracha Sauce  but you can replace it with any type of chili sauce of your choice.  

I am submitting this dish to Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012 hosted by Wen's Delight and Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


tinyskillet said...

So funny you have to pop into a Starbucks to update your blog! Love it! Love these wings too. They look so tempting I wish I could get my hands on some.

Patyskitchen - Exploring Global Flavor Around The World said...

Ha..ha..I used the same trick too..mine was McDonald just across my housing area.Anyway..these chicken wings look so tempting..definitely will try this over the weekend.

Chasing Food Dreams said...

what a lovely recipes for wings... I m gonna make this for this weekend's upcoming party!!

Thks Gert! Hope you have started to settle down at yr new home...:0)

WendyinKK said...

Hooray for connection! LOL.
That plate of wings... is only enough for me.
I love 5-spice :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Yeah!!! Love this quick and yummy dish and glad that you went to the cafe to get this up!!!! Hope to see u get back to blogging soon :) Have a great week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Funny you live near a Starbuck so do I. Maybe we are neighbors. This recipe I will try for family dinner.


Jeannie said...

I love the look of your chicken wings, so scrumptious! I know it's hard not having internet connection, sometimes I can't log in because the internet got cut off very often!

Linda said...

You are back! :D. Hope u have settle well. Thanks for
The lovely chicken wing recipe! Look so yummy! Will try out.

Shereen said...

I tried this recipe today and it was FABULOUS!!I marinated it for 2 days and bbq-ed it just now and everyone loved it to bits. I will do it again soonish as I didn't get a chance to snap a pic just now ( to shy..hahaha).Take care Gert!...and thank you:)

hanushi said...

This looks too appetizing... If only I can reach them now... Hehe..l happy cny to u, Gert!

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, ha ha One week without internet is difficult even though I have Iphone :)

Paty's Kitchen, there is not McDonald but I've been to Burger King for their Wifi though :)

Jenn, hope your guest like the wings. We are settling down pretty well. Just love the weather.

Wendy, yea I love 5 spice powder especially in roast meat.

Ellena, I am back!!

Rita, are you in San Francisco too?
I would be nice we are neighbors then we can hangout at Starbuck.

Jeannie, thank you. Yeap I think I rely on it too much :)

Linda, yeap I am. We are settling well here.

Shereen, I am glad that your family and guest like it.

Hanushi, thank you. Happy CNY to you and your family too.

shaz said...

Will definitely try this out, the wings look so "browned", I really like that texture/ flavour when eating, ha ha :)

MyFudo™ said...

Th perks of living near a Starbucks...I wish I am too. This is a great recipe, I can almost picture the smiles on my husband's face.

Anonymous said...

I decide to attempt your wing recipe tonight for our dinner Feb 6/18:) This recipe did not disappoint as my hubby and son loved them..the wings had so much flavor..mind you I did marinate the wings for about 6 hours. I definitely give your chicken wing recipe a 10+++ thank you for sharing this recipe :)