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 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!
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:
- The Best Fried Buffalo Wings
- Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
- Baked Orange Soda Hot Wings
- Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan 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!
- Baked Fried Chicken
- Swedish Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
- Caesar Chicken Recipe
See recipe card below for details on how to make these Sesame Baked Wings. Enjoy!
Baked Sticky Sesame Wings
- 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
- 1½ 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
- Place two 2-gallon sized resealable plastic bags together. (I use two just in-case one has a small hole.)
- Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper.
- 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.
- Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, and zip the inside bag closed, squeezing out as much air as possible.
- 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.
- Refrigerate the chicken at least 1 hour or overnight.
- 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.
- Place chicken in the pan, being sure to keep a little space between the pieces. Pour the excess marinade over the chicken.
- 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.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool slightly.
- Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.
- *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.