Authentic Roasted Chicken Wings Korean Recipe

As I was scrolling through my social media feed the other day, I came across a photo of the most mouthwatering roasted chicken wings. Crispy skin golden and glistening, with a tantalizing glaze dripping down the sides. I could almost taste the sweet and spicy flavors bursting across my palate.

In that moment, I was transported back to my childhood. My dad would often fire up the grill on weekends and roast chicken wings were a staple appetizer. The smoky aroma still brings back comforting memories of family gathered around the patio, faces sticky with sauce, laughter ringing out into the summer air.

There’s just something special about bake chicken wings – they’re fun, flavorful, and bring people together. As I find myself hosting more dinner parties as an adult, I want to recreate and build upon those happy memories. So I decided then and there that I would try my hand at making my own version of those succulent roasted wings.

I’m so excited to experiment with different marinades and glazes to put my personal spin on this classic party food. Maybe I’ll incorporate some Asian flavors like soy sauce and sesame oil as a nod to my mom’s cooking. Or perhaps I’ll craft a maple bourbon glaze with a subtle kick for my friends who like things on the spicier side. The possibilities are endless!

Roasted Chicken Wings
Glistening wings ready to be devoured.

Roasted Chicken Wings Korean Recipe

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Marinate chicken in a blend of ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, honey, garlic, onion, and gochujang. Brown in a skillet, transfer to a roasting pan with marinade, and bake at 400°F. Ready in 40-50 mins; serve immediately for a delightful Korean-inspired dish! 🍗🔥
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Course: Main dishes
Cuisine: Korea
Keyword: chicken wings
CookingStyle: Roasting
Prep Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Nazia Cooks
Cost: $20
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1 large nonstick skillet
1 shallow roasting pan


  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 2 pounds chicken wings and drumettes


  • In a large bowl, mix the ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, honey, garlic, onion, and gochujang together. Stir until well combined.
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  • Add the chicken and toss to coat well. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (2 to 3 hours would be better).
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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and brown the chicken on all sides.
  • Transfer the chicken to a shallow roasting pan, and pour the reserved marinade over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, turning once and basting with the sauce after 20 minutes.
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  • Serve immediately.



VARIATION TIP: Serve these with celery sticks, carrot sticks, and blue cheese dressing for a Korean twist on Buffalo wings.
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Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Air Fryer Method: Crispy baked chicken wings

Your detailed instructions for making Korean-style baked wings in an air fryer sound mouthwatering! It’s clear that you’ve provided a thorough and well-organized guide for a delicious dish. The marination, air frying, preparation of the Korean sauce, and finishing touches with sesame seeds and green onions all contribute to a flavorful and crispy result.

If you have any questions or if there’s anything else you’d like to add or discuss about the recipe, feel free to let me know. Otherwise, happy cooking and enjoy your delightful treat!

Cooking chicken wings from frozen

Cooking chicken wings from a frozen state is a truly exciting and convenient experience, especially when time does not permit waiting for them to thaw. Once again, I found myself in an urgent situation where I craved a quick and delicious meal, and frozen chicken wings became the efficient choice.

The emotions I experienced when embarking on the cooking journey with frozen chicken wings were a mix of eager anticipation and a slight concern about whether they would cook evenly. However, this concern turned into excitement as the aroma of spices wafted through the kitchen, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

My personal opinion is that if you’re facing time constraints like I was, cooking chicken wings from a frozen state is a practical solution. It not only saves time but also delivers a flavorful meal, especially when you crave convenience and a blend of delicious flavors infused into each bite of the chicken wings.

Tips for the best Crispy oven baked chicken wings

Roasted Chicken Wings
The art of marination: korean flavors melding together.

Through plenty of trial-and-error, I’ve discovered little ways to achieve ultimate crunch on the outside while keeping the meat inside tender and juicy. I can’t wait to pass on these secrets so you too can make restaurant-quality wings at home.

One key thing is to coat the wings thoroughly in baking powder before roasting. This helps dehydrate the skin so it gets ultra crispy. Letting the wings air dry in the fridge beforehand also helps intensify this effect. Patience pays off!

While technique matters, adjusting cooking times and temperatures based on your specific oven is also important. I find 400°F for 30-40 minutes works perfectly in mine, but yours may vary. Don’t be afraid to tweak as you go until you achieve wings with the ideal crunch-to-juiciness ratio.

Serving Suggestions: Crispy oven baked chicken wings

My crispy baked chicken wings pair perfectly with a variety of classic Korean sides and starters. For some crunch, try serving them alongside Kimchi Pancakes, Japchae glass noodles, or a spicy Cucumber Salad. The tangy, fermented kimchi cuts beautifully through the rich chicken skin.

I also like offering my roasted wings with authentic Korean appetizers like Mandu dumplings, savory Egg Rolls, or crispy Vegetable Jeon. Let your guests build their own sampler plates to enjoy alongside the finger-licking wings!

And don’t forget the Gochujang chili sauce for dipping! The sweet, spicy condiment takes these wings over the top. You can also cool things off with a light Korean Beer or Soju cocktail.

However you choose to accompany them, my crispy baked chicken bring the flavors of Korea straight to your dinner table. I hope they inspire you to explore more of this incredible cuisine!

 Recipe FAQs: Oven baked chicken wings

Roasted Chicken Wings
Garnished with sesame seeds and green onions for the final touch.
  •  Should I bake wings at 350 or 400? The recommended temperature for crispy baked depends on personal preference and the desired crispiness. Baking at 400°F will result in a quicker cooking time and potentially crispier wings, while baking at 350°F may take longer but can yield a slightly different texture.
  • What is the best way to get crispy wings? Achieving crispy wings involves a few key steps: Ensure the wings are dry before cooking, use a cooking spray to prevent sticking, and consider techniques like preheating the oven or air fryer for even cooking. Also, flipping the wings during the cooking process helps ensure crispiness on all sides.
  • Do you add seasoning before or after cooking wings? Seasoning wings before cooking allows the flavors to penetrate the meat. However, for a crisper texture, you may want to add a dry rub or coating before baking. Additionally, tossing the wings in a sauce or seasoning after cooking can enhance the overall flavor.
  •  What is better for crispy wings, baking powder or cornstarch?Both baking powder and cornstarch can contribute to crispy wings. Baking powder helps dry out the skin, while cornstarch provides a crisp coating. Experiment with each to find your preferred method.
  • What makes the Korean version of roasted chicken wings unique?
    The Korean version of roasted chicken wings is distinguished by its use of traditional spices and sauces, notably gochujang (Korean chili paste), soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. This combination gives the wings a spicy kick with a hint of sweetness and depth.
  • Can I use frozen chicken wings for this recipe?
    Absolutely! If you’re using frozen wings, ensure you thaw them completely before marinating. Pat them dry to remove any excess moisture to achieve the perfect crispy texture when roasting.
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This was a fun and easy recipe that would make for fantastic party food or game day appetizer. The post on the Food And Meal blog laid out clear, step-by-step instructions that make replicating this recipe at home simple. Helpful pro tips were also provided, like drying the wings thoroughly after marinating and frying in batches to maintain oil temperature. Photos of each stage gave readers a good visual guide as well.

Overall, this was another quality recipe post from Food And Meal that readers are sure to enjoy. Be sure to browse the blog for more inspiration on elevating and experimenting with different flavors for chicken wings and other classic favorites. The possibilities are endless!

Hi! I'm Nazia of ‘Nazia Cooks’, a self-taught baker and cook residing in Chennai. Rooted in the rich South Indian culinary landscape, my palate has expanded to embrace global flavors. I revel in crafting fusion dishes, melding traditions to birth unique tastes.
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