Karl’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings

I was making salmon rice for lunch, but I had very little teriyaki salmon left. I decided that I would supplement the meal with some chicken wings. A simple teriyaki sauce and sometime in the oven and presto—lunch.

Karl’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Karl’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Note: This is a recipe for one, scale up as needed.

Karl’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings


Teriyaki Sauce

1 Tbs. light soy sauce
½ tbs. mirin
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. ginger, grated on a microplane
½ tsp. cornstarch

4-6 frozen chicken wings


1. Preheat the oven to 450º F.

2. Mix the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, ginger and cornstarch in a small pot.

Tip: I prefer to use a microplane to grate my ginger, as it makes for a smoother sauce. Minced ginger is never fine enough and it is a little too tough to juice ginger root.

3. Gently heat the pot, stirring, until just warm and and starting to thicken, about one to two minutes.

Tip: I use a small metal mixing bowl directly on the burner.

4. Add the frozen wings to the pot and toss to coat.

6. Pam a shallow lipped baking tray and spread the frozen wings in a single layer.

Tip: You may line the tray with aluminum foil for ecologically unsound, but easier clean up.

6. Scrape the pot clean with a spatula and pour any remaining sauce over the wings.

7. Put the tray in an oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Tip: Turn the wings over once halfway through the cooking time.

8. When the wings are done, transfer them to a plate and let them cool for a minute or two before eating.

Tip: Sticky teriyaki sauce is like napalm when hot, be careful.

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One response to “Karl’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings

  1. Pingback: Karl’s Japanese Salmon Rice | Jabberwocky Stew

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