These crispy grilled teriyaki chicken wings have a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce and are a hit at every party. Perfect as a snack too!
Updated: Sept. 20, 2022
This recipe is for grilled chicken wings but it as just as easy to bake or fry the wings. Instructions for all 3 ways are below!
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
The teriyaki sauce only takes about ten minutes to make and it tastes much better than store-bought. But if you want to use a bottled version, that will work just fine!
I make homemade teriyaki sauce all the time and this sauce is delicious on grilled chicken wings. I usually opt for lemon pepper wings or buffalo wings – sometimes even Korean chicken wings – but now that I’ve made them with teriyaki sauce this may be our new favorite.
What is teriyaki sauce made of?
Teriyaki sauce typically contains soy sauce, mirin (or sake), and a little sugar. This version skips the mirin and uses more common ingredients to achieve the same result: delicious.
You’ll need soy sauce, ground ginger, a garlic clove, brown sugar, honey and cornstarch for this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe.
How long does it take to grill wings?
Grilling wings is pretty quick! It usually takes wings about 30 minutes total on the grill, give or take depending on their size. I put our wings on the grill, then turn them after about 10-15 minutes.
How to Grill Teriyaki Chicken Wings
To Grill the Wings: Grill the chicken wings over medium-low heat with the cover on until they’re almost cooked through, about 20 minutes. Flip once halfway through. Brush on some of the teriyaki sauce over the wings, then continue cooking until they’re completely cooked through, about 5 more minutes.
How to Bake Teriyaki Chicken Wings
To Bake the Wings: Place wings on a wire rack set on a baking sheet, taking care not to crowd wings. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Flip once halfway through, brush on more teriyaki sauce, if desired.
How to Fry Teriyaki Chicken Wings
To Fry the Wings: Pour 3 inches of oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer and heat to 375°F. Fry the wings in a single layer for 8 to 10 minutes. Work in batches.
What temperature should chicken wings be grilled at?
Wings should be grilled over medium or medium-low heat. I usually go for medium-low since I’ve had better success at that temperature. You can also start the wings over medium-high heat until they’re seared, then move them to the cooler part of the grill to finish cooking.
How do you know when chicken wings are done on the grill?
Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. A meat thermometer can test this for you. It’s simple to do, just press the thermometer into the thickest part of the wing and pull them when they reach the right temperature.
For the wings
- 2 lb chicken wings
- 1-2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1 green onion, chopped
For the sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 5-6 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- In a small saucepan, add the water, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Cook over medium heat until very hot and the sugars are dissolved.
- Mix the cornstarch and cold water together in a small dish. Add it to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens to your preference. It will thicken a bit more as it cools.
- Grill the chicken wings over medium-low heat with the cover on until they're almost cooked through, about 20 minutes (flip them once halfway through). Brush on some of the teriyaki sauce over the wings, then continue cooking until they're completely cooked through, about 5 more minutes.
- Place the wings on a serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve them with the remaining teriyaki sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1108Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1794mgCarbohydrates: 113gNet Carbohydrates: 112gFiber: 1gSugar: 85gProtein: 40g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.