Sesame Baked Wings (Sesame Sticky Wings)

These SESAME BAKED WINGS are my go-to sticky wings recipe for game day. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, they’re loved by all. You’ll never miss deep frying your wings after you taste how amazing baked wings are!

Sesame Baked Sticky Wings in pan

Baked Wings in Asian-Inspired Sesame Sauce

Baked Wings with a flavorful sesame sauce are the perfect mix of sweet and spicy!

Pat and I always have a debate every time we order baked wings. He always wants really spicy, and I always want something mild like garlic parmesan or honey bbq. I just don’t like my mouth to be on fire for the rest of the night. But I get his point. A little flavor on your sticky wings is a good thing. Too mild is just boring…you might as well order chicken strips off the kids menu.

These Sesame Sticky Wings are the perfect compromise…something we can both devour. There’s plenty of spice, but not too much. Enough delicious sesame sauce to go around…AND they’re baked wings instead of fried. Are you intrigued?!

These Sesame Sticky Wings are the perfect sweet & spicy Baked Wings recipe!

Sesame Sticky Wings in pan

Sesame Baked Wings on plate

How do you bake chicken wings in the oven?

Baked wings are so easy to make! And baking chicken wings in the oven is much healthier than frying them.

For our Sesame Sticky Wings recipe, you’ll heat your oven to 425 degrees. Once your chicken wings are all sauced up, you’ll bake them in the oven for about 30-35 minutes. Check the recipe card for full instructions.

How do I make baked wings crispy?

You’ll never miss the fry on these sesame sticky wings! If you want your baked wings a little crispy, you can leave them under the broiler for a bit. The sauce is SO delicious and SO sticky…good luck not being a messy eater. That’s what chicken wings are for.

Don’t feel bad about that for a second. If you’re being forced to sit around and watch sports (like me…every…weekend) than you have the right to be snacking on these Sesame Baked Wings and making as much of a mess as you please!

What is a good seasoning for chicken wings?

Oooh, you are in for a treat with these sticky wings! Our Asian-inspired sesame sauce is the best sweet and spicy seasoning for baked wings. It’s filled with flavor but not too hot. The garlic, soy sauce, and ginger flavors blend together so well to create these delicious Sesame Sticky Wings.

Here are a few more suggestions for great chicken wing flavor:


Close up details of sesame chicken wings

Plate of sesame baked chicken wings

I plan to make these Sesame Sticky Wings for The Super Bowl…and then again for each and every game Pat makes me watch against my will :). Maybe not the healthiest diet idea…but baked wings are still better than fried!!!

I hope you love these baked wings as much as we do!


See recipe card below for details on how to make these Sesame Baked Wings. Enjoy!

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These SESAME BAKED WINGS are my go-to sticky wings recipe for game day. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, they're loved by all. You'll never miss deep frying your wings after you taste how amazing baked wings are!

Baked Sticky Sesame Wings

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
These SESAME BAKED WINGS are my go-to sticky wings recipe for game day. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, they're loved by all. You'll never miss deep frying your wings after you taste how amazing baked wings are!


  • 2 pounds chicken wingettes and drumettes either one or a combo of both
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • tablespoons ginger paste or 1 tablespoon freshly ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds *See note
  • Garnish: 2 scallions or green onions thinly sliced at an angle


  1. Place two 2-gallon sized resealable plastic bags together. (I use two just in-case one has a small hole.)
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper.
  3. Pour ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, minced garlic, maple syrup, soy sauce, ginger paste and crushed red pepper into the inside plastic bag.
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, and zip the inside bag closed, squeezing out as much air as possible.
  5. Seal the outside bag around the inside bag and turn the chicken over a few times to cover ensure all pieces are covered with marinade.
  6. Refrigerate the chicken at least 1 hour or overnight.
  7. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 425°F and line a medium sized baking dish with parchment or spray the dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Place chicken in the pan, being sure to keep a little space between the pieces. Pour the excess marinade over the chicken.
  9. Cook the chicken 20 minutes, then flip each piece over and brush with pan drippings (marinade). Sprinkle chicken with toasted sesame seeds and cook another 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and has caramelized to the meat. The chicken should cook a total or 30-35 minutes.
  10. Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool slightly.
  11. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.
  12. Enjoy!
  13. *Note: If you can’t find Toasted Sesame Seeds, just toast them yourself by heating a small skillet over medium heat. Spread the seeds in an even layer and cook until they are lightly browned. Shake or stir the seeds very often to prevent burning and to promote evenly toasted seeds – approximately 4-5 minutes. Watch closely.

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Sticky Sesame Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 611mg 25%
Potassium 212mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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I just try soy sauce wings a few days ago, that's what I always make. But I can say that your BAKED WINGS will be much more delicious. I would try this, but I have to change my oven to the bigger one first. I wil come back after that. Thank you.
Angela Daniels
I follow you on instagram. This recipe caught my attention. We are preparing for bad weather and i wanted to have some Finger food to snack oN throughout the day. This recipe was simple and easy. I didn’t have sesame seeds, but It was still good. Wings did not last one hour. PInning this so i can make again. Thank you!
    Becky Hardin
    This made my day to hear! Sorry you're having bad weather but I'm so glad the wings were a hit! Thanks so much for saying hi, love to hear comments like this :)
mandy ingram
Becky < thank you . these were amazing . i love you website:) im a very experienced cook and love to cook but also love good new recipes .thanks for all the hard work
    Becky Hardin
    YAY! Thank you so much! So glad you loved them. Thanks for the kind words.
Mehreen Atif
Hi could u plz suggest an alternative for maple syrup. Thanks
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