Chinese Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 10m
Ready In

"This is my recipe. I was making this just to have the Asian flavored fried chicken wings but the marinade smelled so good I turned it into a sauce. I have had wings like this with sticky sauce but this is really good. Don't forget to cook down the sauce. Chicken marinade is not safe to eat unless boiled for a few minutes. You can use whole wings, just separate the sections and save the wing tips to use later in chicken stock (collect them in a freezer bag). I like drummies so I just bought those. If you bake these they won't taste quite the same, so save them for a special treat or share with a friend. If you will never ever ever fry a chicken wing, go ahead and bake it. What else can you do?"

Original recipe yields 3 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (414.3 g)
  • Calories 726.3
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 544.3 mg
  • Sodium - 2658.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 91.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 38.2 g
  • Protein - 52.2 g
  • Calcium - 109.8 mg
  • Iron - 8.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Whisk together marinade and marinate chicken drumettes in a ziplock bag overnight.

Step 2

Drain marinade and reserve; add brown sugar, sriracha, and toasted sesame oil to marinade and stir until blended.

Step 3

Bring marinade to a boil and whisk constantly, over medium heat, until sauce reduces to a syrup and can coat the back of a spoon.

Step 4

Heat cooking oil or shortening in a large cast iron skillet about 1-1/2 inches deep to about 375F.

Step 5

Dredge drained chicken wings in flour and shake off excess flour.

Step 6

Fry wings about 10 minutes, turning once during cooking, about ten minutes or until meat inside is about 165F.

Step 7

Drain wings on paper toweling.

Step 8

Drizzle with sauce or shake in sauce like hot wings or use sauce as a dip, whatever you prefer.

Step 9

Sprinkle coated wings with toasted sesame seeds, or sprinkle that on top of the dip.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Followed the recipe exactly and turned out great. Love the tangy flavor with just a bit of heat. Will certainly make this again. :)

review by:
(21 Sep 2015)


Finger licking good. I decided to oven bake the wings so did not do the flouring and frying but baked at 175C fan force for 45 minutes for succulent fall of the bone wings and with the sauce it was wow (though I forgot to put the sesame seeds on) but will make this again and serve over rice to mop up that sauce, thank you Sue Lau, made for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(22 Dec 2014)