Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

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

4.5 stars

Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 60 mins



Malaysian, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Thai, Indonesian

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Nutrition per Serving

303 kcal
24 g
14 g
22 g

Grilled soy sauce chicken wings are one of the most sought after street food in Glutton Streets. Tourists and locals alike frequent a popular stall 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 savouriness coupled with 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 by grilling them in the oven as well as over a 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 wings 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.

Pound or blend the aromatics

Instead of using the pestle and mortar, feel free to blend the garlic, shallots and ginger instead.

Substitute honey with maltose

Substitute maltose with honey or any type of sugar. The result should be the sweet stickiness for which it is known for.

Best dip for grilled chicken wings

Enjoy these chicken wings with some homemade Thai chilli sauce or sambal belacan. That is the perfect combination!


garlic clove(s)
3 cm
1⁄2 tbsp
dark soy sauce
2 tbsp
light soy sauce
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
chicken wings

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 overnight or for at least 30 minutes. Lightly prick the skin of the chicken pieces to allow them 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 or sweet Thai chilli sauce.

Published: July 10, 2017

1 Discussions

Mangales Krishnan
4 years ago

Mangales Krishnan

Hi..made this many times..

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