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These ridiculously glossy teriyaki chicken wings are lacquered in a thick, sticky teriyaki sauce made with just a handful of ingredients.

Chicken Teriyaki Wings

These gorgeous Teriyaki Chicken Wings with a sticky teriyaki glaze are always a crowd-pleaser. Because they can be prepped ahead and finished in the oven at the last minute, they're the perfect finger food for game day or a family get-together.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword baked, chicken wings
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Poultry
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411kcal


  • 15 grams ginger (sliced)
  • 10 grams garlic (smashed)
  • 1 kilogram chicken wings
  • cup sugar
  • cup soy sauce
  • cup sake
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Add the ginger and garlic to a pot and arrange the chicken on top, leaving as little space between the wings as possible.
    Chicken wings packed into a pot.
  • Add the sugar, soy sauce, and sake on top of the chicken, and then bring this to a boil over high heat.
    Chicken wings braising in teriyaki sauce.
  • Cover the pot with a lid, turn down the heat to maintain a full simmer, and cook the wings for 15 minutes.
    Teriyaki braised chicken wings
  • Preheat the oven to 430 degrees F (220 C).
  • When the chicken is done, transfer the teriyaki wings to a metal rack set on top of a sheet pan.
    Teriyaki chicken wings on a wire rack to bake.
  • Let the teriyaki chicken wings sit for a few minutes to let the residual heat evaporate any liquid on the surface of the chicken.
  • Bake the wings until the skin is a deep mahogany brown (about 10-12 minutes).
  • While the wings bake, strain the braising liquid and skim off any excess fat. Boil the sauce over high heat until the mixture is as thick as maple syrup.
    Reducing Teriyaki Sauce
  • When the teriyaki wings are done, remove them from the oven and use a pastry brush or spoon to glaze them with the reduced sauce.
    Glazing chicken wings with glossy teriyaki sauce.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg