Soy Garlic Chicken Wings
Prep time 40mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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Chicken Marinade


  • 3 lbs chicken wings, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • Kosher Salt, to taste.
  • Black Pepper, to taste.
  • 1 1/2 cup cornstarch, all-purpose flour or potato starch
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Soy Garlic Sauce


  • 1/2 cup San-J Organic Tamari Soy Sauce with 25% Less Sodium
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch mixed with 2 teaspoons of water

To marinate the chicken wings:


  • Step 1

    Season wings lightly with salt and pepper, toss to coat all sides.

  • Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together garlic, ginger, and rice wine. Add wings toss to coat evenly. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

To make the soy garlic sauce:

  • Step 1

    In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, water, rice wine, and white pepper stirring constantly until combine.

  • Step 2

    Whisk in corn starch mixture until thickens into a glaze, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in sesame oil. Set aside until ready to use.

To fry the wings:

  • Step 1

    Place cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Individually coat each wing thoroughly.

  • Step 2

    In a large heavy bottomed pot, add two inches deep of vegetable oil. Heat oil on medium heat until it reaches 345°F.

  • Step 3

    Working in batches, fry wings for about 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Place wings on a wire rack over a sheet pan to cool.

  • Step 4

    Increase the temperature of the oil to 375°F. Fry for and extra 1-2 minutes, until crunchy and golden brown. Place wings back onto wire rack. Let cool slightly.

  • Step 5

    Toss wings evenly in soy garlic sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and minced green onion.