Food: Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

For those who know me from the days of Neighbourhood on Long Street, you will attest to my much problematic obsession with their Spicy Asian Chicken Wings. Now that I have discovered how to make them home, going out seems so much more unnecessary. But of course, there’s no glory in enjoying these alone, so here’s the recipe for you to enjoy at home too!

Spicy Asian Chicken Wings


  • 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. chili garlic sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger
  • 2 lb. chicken wings 


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, soy sauce, honey, chilli garlic sauce, lime juice, garlic, and ginger. Set aside 1⁄2 cup of mixture. Add chicken wings to remaining marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° and place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Remove wings from marinade and place on wire rack. Bake until golden and crispy, 50 to 60 minutes, flipping wings halfway through.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until thickened, 10 minutes.
  4. Turn oven to broil. Brush sauce over wings and broil until caramelised, 2 to 3 minutes.

The great things is you can complement these with any version of fries you like, whether those’d be wedges, skinny French fries or even curly fries. Make sure you have your favourite soft drink, beer, cocktail or wine to wash them down with.



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