Crispy Honey Garlic Wings Recipe - crispy fried chicken wings tossed with sweet, savoury, garlicky, honey sauce. It's so simple and easy to make at home with cupboard-friendly ingredients.
Who doesn't love homemade sweet and sticky Asian wings? When you can easily make at home, skip ordering from Chinese takeaway and make your own! It's so much healthier and tastier than regular local takeout.
These homemade honey garlic chicken wings are crowd-pleasing party food that all kids and adults love. Incredibly easy and budget-friendly too!
Perfect as an appetizer, party food, or savoury snack that you can make ahead. Pair it with simply cooked rice, egg fried rice, or stir fry noodles and make it a delicious wing meal!
3 Simple Tips
1. How to make crispy chicken wing coating
This chicken coating stays crispy even after you tossed with the wing sauce. To create the airy, crispy, and non-greasy fried wings you need to coat the wings with potato starch or corn starch.
What are Corn Starch and Potato Starch? Corn starch is made from a starchy part of the corn kernel and potato starch is made from starchy grains of potato. They both are starchy and absorb more moisture than all-purpose flour (plain flour) and creates golden wings with extra crunchiness.
2. Homemade Honey Garlic Sauce
You will need 3 key ingredients to make this perfectly well-balanced wing sauce. Honey, lemon, and fresh garlic cloves. Add corn starch water to achieve the thick glossy sticky sauce.
This honey sauce is a basic sauce that you can use in many different recipes. If you are a fan of hot honey garlic wing sauce, add 2 tablespoon of hot chilli sauce in the sauce mixture. You can also toss this sauce with fried fish, squid, chicken pieces, or beef strips too!
3. Deep Frying
It’s important to fry with high-temperature oil to prevent the chicken wings from greasy. The temperature should be around 350 F and you can test with a wooden chopstick. If the oil bubbles are fizzing fast and steadily, it's ready to fry. Fry until the wings are crispy golden brown.
Here is few of the frequently ask questions:
Which oil is best for deep frying? Neutral flavour oil like sunflower, canola, grapeseed, peanut, or vegetable oil.
Do you reuse leftover fried oil? How to reuse it? Yes, I do reuse the leftover frying oil. To reuse the frying oil, strain the oil with a fine-mesh strainer and remove all the crumbs and crusts out. Let it cool down completely and store it in an air-tight container.
Do not recommend reusing the oil if the fried oil is too cloudy or too dark.
Simple Cooking Process:
First of all, pat dry the chicken wings with paper towel. Add chicken wings in a large bowl, add all the ingredients from the marinate list. Mix all the ingredients and rub it to chicken wings well. Set aside and marinate at least 30 mins.
To make the wing sauce, add all ingredients from the sauce list in a bowl. Mix well and set aside. Roughly chop the garlic cloves.
To make the chicken coating, pour the corn/potato flour in a large tray. Coat each of the chicken wings well with the flour. Toss the excess flour out before frying. ( Corn/potato flour(starch) is more starchy than regular all purpose flour and makes the chicken wings extra crispiness. )
Heat the oil into high-heat about 350 F. You can test oil temperature with wooden chopstick, its ready to fry when the bubbles start to fizz steadily. Add the coated wings and deep fry for 8-10 mins until crispy golden brown.
Remove wings from oil and transfer to cooling rack or paper towel.
Neutral flavoured oils are mostly use in Oriental cooking and deep frying. You can use peanut, canola, sunflower or any neutral flavoured vegetable oil .
Heat a pan, drizzle 2 teaspoon of oil, add the garlic and stir for 1-2 mins until the nice garlic smell come out. Then add the wing sauce mix. Lower the heat and stir for few seconds.
To get a zesty lemon flavour you can add one teaspoon of grated fresh lemon zest.
Turn off the heat, add the fried wings in the pan and stir well. Sprinkle a teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds. Toss well to combine all ingredients together.
Transfer to serving plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Simply delicious Honey Garlic Wings are ready! Enjoy!
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- 500 g Chicken wings
- 1-2 cup Corn/potato flour
- 3 cloves Garlic
- Oil for frying ( vegetable or any neutral flavour oil )
Marinate for Chicken
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1 tsp Sugar
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ½ tsp Black pepper
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 3 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Corn/Potato flour
- 3-4 tbsp Water
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Put chicken wings in a large bowl, add all the ingredients from the marinate list. Mix all the ingredients and rub it to chicken wings well. Set aside and marinate at least 30 mins.
- Roughly chop the garlic.
- Mix all ingredients from the wing sauce list in a bowl and set aside.
- In a large tray pour the corn/potato flour in. Coat each of the chicken wings well with the flour. Toss the excess flour out before frying.
- Heat the oil into high heat about 350° F. Add the coated wings and deep fry for 8-10 mins till crispy golden brown. Remove from oil and transfer to a cooling rack or paper towel.
- Heat a pan, drizzle 2 tsp of oil, add the garlic and stir for 1-2 mins till the nice garlic smell comes out, then add the wing sauce mix. Lower the heat and stir for a few seconds.
- Turn off the heat and add the fried wings in the pan. Stir and combine the wings and sauce together well.
- Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
- Simply delicious Honey Garlic Wings are ready! Enjoy!