Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings (with my secret sauce)

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything!Β Video included!Β 

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything! With video!

 

Just look at that glaze. This wings, oh my god these wings.Β 

I am saying this. These are the best wings I have ever had in my entire life, and I have tried a lot of wings! They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, they are tasty and sticky, they make you want to fly!

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything! With video!

In Iran we usually grill wings and that is delicious, too. (I will post that some day.) Here, as I don’t deep fry things, and, well, you can basically bake anything, I decided to bake these wings and was not expecting them to be crisp. But they turned out great. The only key to crisp wings? Pat dry them completely before baking them, and season them with only salt and pepper.

“Sweet and sour baked chicken wings are super crispy!”

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything! With video!

 

Then toss them in this amazing secret sauce that can be used for EVERYTHING. Now, what is this “secret” sauce and why did I name it “the secret sauce”? It is basically a mixture of all the good sauces in your pantry plus some cornstarch to make it thick. And it’s “secret” because I accidentally made it one day to go with some barbecued chicken Kyle’s mom had made. The sauce came together through trial and error, I didn’t have my notebook with me so I didn’t write the recipe and then we had most of it with the chicken and everyone loved it!

I couldn’t remember how I made it and all IΒ had was a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce left. The sauce was a secret to me, too.

But a foodie never gives up. It’s a great sauce, I really wanted to share it with you so I started making it and after some experiment and taste testing, I was able to make it again. This time, I actually had my notebook with me!

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything! With video!

 

This sauce goes really well with these baked chicken wings and it’s also great for chicken strips, stir fries, mixed rice, marinating, red meat, fish, you name it. It’s really forgiving and easy to manipulate so you can easily adjust it to your own taste: If you like it saltier, add more soy sauce, more sugar if you like it sweeter or more pomegranate molasses if you like it more sour. For these sweet and sour baked chicken wings we preferred it to be a tad bit sweeter.

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything! With video!

 

These baked chicken wings are fuss-free and easy. That’s all we want from food, right? Oh, we also want food to be delicious, and, well, these are incredibly mouth-watering!

Here is a the video tutorial for these awesome sweet and sour baked chicken wings!

 

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Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings (with my secret sauce)

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings make you fly! Baked in the oven (so no mess!) and tossed in a sauce that you can literally use for anything!

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Wings:
  • 12 chicken wings (wingettes and drumettes)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Secret sauce
  • Secret Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

    Wings:
  1. Preheat the oven too 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a rack on it, coat the rack with non-stick spray.*
  2. Wash the wings, pat dry them so they are completely dry.
  3. Season both sides with salt and pepper, place the wings on the rack.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Flip the wings and cook for another 20 minutes.**
  6. Toss the wings in a bowl with the secret sauce.
  7. Garnish with some green onions and sesame seeds.
  8. Serve hot.
  9. Secret sauce:
  10. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  11. Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  12. Saute garlic for one minute.
  13. Add the rest of the ingredients + cornstarch and water to the saute garlic.
  14. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  15. Taste and adjust to your preference. (more soy sauce for saltiness, more brown sugar for sweetness and more pomegranate molasses for sourness)

Notes

Baking the wings on a rack helps them cook evenly. If you don't have a rack, just bake them on the baking sheet that is lined with aluminum foil and coated with non-stick spray.
*Cooking time doesn't change for more wings.

http://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/sweet-and-sour-baked-chicken-wings/

 

 

 

 

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53 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Wings (with my secret sauce)

    1. Thank you Marlynn! Yea my first video so I’m happy it didn’t turn out a mess πŸ˜€ You will love these wings!

  1. Hello/Salam! I just re-pinned this yummy looking recipe and visited your blog! Its very lovely with very nice pictures πŸ™‚ And I also noticed you are Persian too! haha as am I πŸ˜€ I will definitely have to try out a few of your recipes! πŸ™‚

    1. Salam! How wonderful to see a Persian here! Just coming over to your blog and I’m sure I will love it! I hope you like the recipes! Keep in touch! πŸ™‚ <3

    1. Thank you so much Chrisy! I’m finally getting on the front page πŸ˜€ These wings are also super easy!

    1. Hi Angelique! I checked out your recipe and LOVED it! I love how you used orange juice! I must try your recipe!

  2. My husband and I both love baked wings and these look absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your secret sauce! I’m sure the pomegranate molasses really sets it off.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

    1. Hi Allison! Thank you for your comment! It makes me so happy to see people like this sauce because it’s our favorite! I tried it on fried rice, and it was awesome!!

  3. I’ve actually never tried to make my own chicken wings, but it looks like I’ll have to give it a go with this recipe. I absolutely LOVE sweet & sour flavors…mmm sounds delicious!

    1. Hey Mimi Rose! Once you make these, you will never go back to store bought ones! Plus, you can always make different sauces to go with the wings!

    1. Your cakes, cookies and cupcakes Abeer always have me speechless! Love your style!

  4. Amazing photos you make the food look so tasty. I would love to try these especially because there is no frying involved I do not like fried food at all. Will be trying this before I go back to work

    1. Thank you so much! I’m happy you like these Lindi! Please let me know if you are happy with the results too! <3 πŸ™‚

  5. These look soooooo yummy! I’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken seeing as we eat that more than any other meat. The secret sauce sounds so good, thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try this!

    xoxo,
    Roxy

    1. Hey Roxy! We eat chicken more than other types of meat too! I hope you like these!

  6. Love the cooking tip to dry the wings completely to get them to crisp up! Need to try making baked wings – I love wings but actually never make them at home. Also love that cooking video at the end – my 2016 blog goal is to start making cooking videos so I need to get on that!

    1. Thank you so much Vicky! Yea those wings are just great, I cannot stop craving them! If you need any help with the videos please let me know!

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