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Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

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Sticky grilled honey soy sauce chicken wings which you cannot refuse, be it charcoal or oven grilled. Guaranteed to be lip-smacking good. This grilled chicken wings recipe assures you of its amazing finger licking goodness.

Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 60 mins



Malaysian, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Thai, Indonesian


4 garlic clove(s)
1 shallot(s)
3 cm ginger
1⁄2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp maltose
1 tbsp water
8 chicken wings

Nutrition per Serving

303 kcal
24 g
14 g
22 g

Journal Snaps

Masarap sya .. kasi sweet and spicy..
This recipe is absolutely yummy although without sesame seeds (my son is allergy to sesame seeds). Thank you Grace, you did it again!!
It's so delicious!
This was delicious! Thank you so much!


Grilled soy sauce chicken wings are one of the most sought after dishes in Glutton Streets. Tourists and locals alike frequent a popular Glutton Street located at Jalan Alor for one dish and that is the barbecued chicken wings or widely known as “Siu Gai Yik” in Cantonese. It is the sweet savoury taste and the smoked flavour of the chicken wings that attract many to patronize the stall over the years.

Tips for the best flavours

Here in Germany, I had tried making these honey soy sauce chicken wings, grilling them in the oven and also over the charcoal fire. The latter gave a more distinct flavour. However, it is the sweet savoury taste which I love most. Usually, I would marinate the chicken wings overnight or just before leaving for work. When I reached home after work, the chicken wings would then be placed into the oven (preheated at 200 degrees Celcius) for 40 minutes. I would glazed the chicken with the marinade twice during the grilling process.

In this video, the chicken wings were first grilled in the oven which was preheated at 100 degrees Celcius and later at 200 degrees Celcius. This step of slow cooking helps to produce juicy chicken wings. Either way, you will be assured of delicious soy sauce chicken wings.

Substitute honey with maltose

Instead of using the pestle and mortar, feel free to use the blender and also substitute maltose with honey or any type of sugar. The end result should be the sweet stickiness for which it is known for.

Best dips for grilled chicken wings

Enjoy these chicken wings with some homemade Thai chili sauce or sambal belacan. That would be the perfect combination!

Steps to Prepare

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 4 garlic clove(s)
    • 1 shallot(s)
    • 3 cm ginger
    • 1⁄2 tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp maltose
    • 1 tbsp water

Blend or pound garlic, shallots and ginger until fine. Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce and maltose to blended ingredients. If maltose is too thick to be mixed with the other ingredients, heat it in the microwave/oven or dilute it with water.

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings Step 2

Step 2 of 4

    • 8 chicken wings

Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Lightly prick the skin of the chicken pieces to allow the chicken to absorb the marinade.

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings Step 3

Step 3 of 4

Place chicken wings in preheated oven at 100 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes. Remove chicken wings from the oven and increase heat to 200 degrees Celcius. Then, glaze the chicken wings with more marinade before grilling them for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process for another 2 times.

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings Step 4

Step 4 of 4

Garnish with sesame seeds and fresh scallions. Serve with some spicy Sambal sauce.

Published: July 10, 2017

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3 months ago

Elsie spingath

very delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe!!

3 months ago

Grace Teo