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Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Preheat your oven for a crowd-friendly recipe for Sticky Sesame Chicken wings that are baked until crispy.

A white plate containing chicken wings with sesame seeds, cilantro and a beer in the background

We are less than two weeks away from the single biggest sporting event of the year, which means party packs of chicken wings are appearing in grocery stores nationwide. So let’s kick off the Super Bowl snack lineup with hot, crispy, baked and oh-so sticky Sesame Chicken Wings!

A baking rack atop foil with browned chicken wings on top

Forget the fryer because these wings are baked to golden brown perfection. My trick to baked wings that are just as crunchy as their fried counterparts? A baking rack!

Position the wings atop the rack then toss them in the oven. As the fat renders, it melts off the wings, allowing the hot air to circulate all the way around. Translation: Minimum oil, maximum crispiness!

A glass bowl with chicken wings and sauce being poured on top

Then it’s time to bathe these crispy wings in a tangy, garlicky sesame sauce. Crushed red pepper lends a touch of heat, making these a triple threat of sweet, savory and slightly spicy.

If you aren’t a fan of sweet-heat, check out a few more of my favorite baked chicken wings recipes:

A plate containing chicken wings with cilantro and sesame seeds

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A white plate containing chicken wings with sesame seeds, cilantro and a beer in the background


Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

  • 3
    chicken wings
  • 2
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    fish sauce
  • 3/4
    light brown sugar
  • 1/3
    lime juice
  • 1 1/2
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2
    minced garlic
  • 2
    sesame oil
  • 2
    unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/4
    cilantro leaves, minced
  • 1
    toasted sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil then place a baking rack on top.

Add the chicken wings to a large bowl. Drizzle them with the vegetable oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the baking rack.

Bake the wings until they are cooked through and crispy, 30 to 35 minutes. While the wings are baking, make the sauce.

In a medium saucepan, combine the fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, crushed red pepper flakes and garlic. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook it for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Whisk in the sesame oil then remove the sauce from the heat. Immediately whisk in the butter then let the sauce cool for 15 minutes.

Remove the wings from the oven then add them to a large bowl. Pour the sauce on top then add the cilantro and sesame seeds and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 510
Calories from Fat 297

% Daily Value*

Fat 33g51%

Saturated Fat 12g75%

Cholesterol 104mg35%

Sodium 611mg27%

Potassium 287mg8%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 27g30%

Protein 23g46%

Vitamin A 445IU9%

Vitamin C 6mg7%

Calcium 60mg6%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.