Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

This chicken wing recipe offers a taste of Asia via a delicious soy, ginger, and chile sauce. Serve these chicken wings hot or chilled.

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 to 18 appetizer servings


  • 12 chicken wings (2 to 3 pounds)

  • 2 ½ cup water

  • 1 10 ounce bottle (1-1/3 cups) soy sauce

  • 4 slices fresh ginger

  • 1 leek, cut up

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 2 dried red chili peppers

  • ½ teaspoon Homemade Five-Spice Powder (see recipe below) or purchased five-spice powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Homemade Five-Spice Powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon aniseed, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seed, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon Szechwan pepper, crushed

  • teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Rinse chicken wings; pat dry with paper towels. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wings at joints to form 24 to 36 pieces. In a kettle combine water, soy sauce, ginger, leek, sugar, vinegar, chili peppers, Homemade Five-Spice Powder, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Add chicken. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon. Serve hot or chilled. Makes 12 to 18 appetizer servings.

Homemade Five-Spice Powder

  1. In a small bowl combine cinnamon, aniseed, fennel seed, Szechwan pepper, and cloves. Store in a covered container. Makes about 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
7g Fat
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Protein 9g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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