Baked Chicken Wings

Baked Chicken Wings

These Korean-flavored baked chicken wings are finger-licking delicious! The recipe includes two different marinades — savory and spicy.

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If you like Korean fried chicken smothered in a sticky, spicy red sauce but do not like to deep fry or want a little healthier version, try these baked chicken wings. These are so finger-licking delicious!

 

 

I’ve used this baked chicken wings recipe many times for my family and friends. It’s our game day favorite! I usually make both marinades (two batches) — savory and spicy. All I will say is that the chicken wings always disappear very quickly! Everyone love it!

 

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The marinades for baked chicken wings

Spicy:

The key ingredient of the sweet and spicy marinade is gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste). Looking for that extra spicy kick? Just add some gochugaru (Korean red chili pepper flakes). You can also use a hot sauce such as Frank’s hot sauce for unique acidic flavor and heat. 

In this recipe, I also used some BBQ sauce. It adds flavors and depth to the marinade. You can substitute it with ketchup if you want. Gochujang and ketchup work very well together! Or, simply use a little more gochujang. 

Mild:

The soy sauce-based marinade is mild but packed with flavors! It gets its sweetness from honey and sugar, and a little bit of lemon juice brightens up the flavors. Apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar will be a good substitute. Without saying, this savory marinade is great for kids and those who cannot handle spicy food!

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Baking the chicken

I normally bake the wings at 425°F (218°C) for 20 to 25 minutes. With my oven, it works great. I like that lightly charred, crispy golden skin. About halfway through, flip them over and baste each wing with the remaining marinade. 

The cooking time and temperature will, however, depend on your oven and the size of the wings. Some of you reported the wings tend to burn at 425°F. The alternative is to bake at lower temperature and longer. I experimented to bake them at 400°F (204°C) for 15 min, flip them over, bake for another 15 minutes. Then, increase the oven temperature to 425°F and bake for another 10 minutes. This worked well too. 

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More Chicken Recipes

Yangnyeom Chicken (Spicy Korean Fried Chicken)
Dakgangjeong (Sweet Crispy Korean Fried Chicken)
Dak Bulgogi (Chicken Bulgogi)
Dak Galbi (Spicy Stir-fried Chicken)
Jjimdak (Braised Chicken)

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Korean-flavored Baked Chicken Wings

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Appetizer, Snack

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

4 hours

Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Sweet and savory marinade:

Notes

  1. The time required can vary depending on the oven. Keep your eye on the chicken while baking and adjust the heat level and time as necessary.
  2. You can also grill these chicken wings on a gas or charcoal grill over moderate heat for 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently. Repeat the process with the second marinade.

This recipe was originally posted in February 2011. I’ve updated it here with more information, new photos and improved recipe. 

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