Super Easy Soy Sauce Garlic Chicken Wings


I am a pretty experimental cook and like to try out new recipes all the time. But on the lazy days when I don’t know what to make, there are a couple dishes I always fall back on. These soy sauce garlic chicken wings are so damn delicious and super easy! So if you are out of idea for dinner tonight, give this recipe a try!


Prep time 15 Minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Total time 25 minutes



8 chicken wingettes (the middle section of the wing. See this chicken wing anatomy explanation

2 cloves garlic


For the Marinate

4 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon cooking wine

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon chili flakes

salt & pepper to taste


For Garnish

white sesame seeds




  1. Clean your chicken wingettes and cut them into halves. (It will help the wings cook easier and more thoroughly. No one wants to eat half raw chicken!) Put the wings in a bowl.
  2. Chop the garlic and combine with the other marinate ingredients and seasoning into the chicken bowl.
  3. Mix the chicken in the marinate so the meat is coated evenly. You may want to mix with your hands for the best result. (Massaging the chicken with your hand will help the flavor go in more!)
  4. Let the chicken sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat up a frying pan and put in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil of your choice.
  6. Using tongs, gently put the chicken wings into the pan. (Careful not to splash!)
  7. Brown the chicken wings on both sides. (It takes about one minute each.)
  8. After the skin has browned, put 1 more spoon of cooking wine and 1/4 cup of water into the pan. Immediately close the lid of the pan and let the chicken cook.
  9. After about 5 minutes, open the pan lid and check on the chicken wings. Flip them over to cook the other side. Add a little bit more water if it looks like it will burn. Close the lid and let it cook after another 5 minutes.
  10. Open the lid and check if the chicken is cooked on the inside by opening one chicken wing with a chopstick or fork. If there are no pink spots, they are ready!
  11. Do a little taste test. Add more salt/pepper if you wish.
  12. Plate the chicken and garnish with white sesame seeds and green scallions.

I bought this pack of 8 chicken wings that were already pre-cut in half. Saved me so much work!


Make sure the marinate coats the chicken evenly.


The browning process.


Let the chicken cook in the juice.



Et voila! Enjoy these sticky garlicky wings with a bowl of rice and soup. So yummy! Check out these delicious soups that would complement this dinner very well.


If you give these wings a try, I would love to hear how it turned out! Leave me a comment below.


#homecooking for the win!




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