Sticky Chinese wings & cucumber

Sticky Chinese wings & cucumber

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Chinese style chicken wings with an American twist using just 5 ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal324
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre0g
  • protein16g
  • salt3.57g
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  • 16 large chicken wings
  • 125ml reduced salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 140g dark soft brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • half cucumber, peeled into fine ribbons


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. In a roasting tray, toss the wings with the soy sauce, 125g of the sugar, 2 tbsp of the vinegar and some cracked black pepper. Roast for 40 mins, turning occasionally until lacquered.

  2. Meanwhile, bring the remaining sugar and vinegar to the boil for about 1 min, until the sugar dissolves. Leave to cool, then toss with the cucumber ribbons. Serve the sticky wings with the cucumber and some boiled rice.

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Michelle Allnutt's picture
Michelle Allnutt
17th Jul, 2018
Delicious. I grilled the wings last minute to crisp up the skin. I didn’t do the cucumber component. Not our thing.
casitawill's picture
31st Jul, 2014
Quick, easy and tasty - the addition of spring onion, ginger and garlic made them a little more interesting. A bit of chilli doesn't go amiss either
1st Oct, 2012
Absolutely deeeblooominglicious. Did them as part of a chinese banquet for 7 and they went down a treat. They are set to become a firm favourite . And so eeeeezeeee!!
21st Sep, 2012
why sauce the cucumber separately? The cucumber in the picture doesn`t appear to have any of the sticky sauce on it anyway!!??
28th Jul, 2012
Having sampled wings across the world these were ranked up there with the best! Delicious and so incredibly simple!
23rd Jun, 2012
Perfect for sharing with friends.
13th Jan, 2012
Yum! Yum! Yum! The best sticky glazed chicken ever (according to my husband). I cooked mine for 20 mins, then basted, then basted every 10mins after that - for a total cooking time of 50mins. Loved by my 6 year old - forget the rice and cucumber - this is perfect finger food - sure to become a favourite for parties!
27th Nov, 2011
I didn't like this recipe at all. I halved the recipe as I was only serving for two and wasn't impressed. Despite me doing everything to the letter, they were fairly standard. It could well have been the quality of the chicken wings which is why I have rated 3 star. Even so, I didn't really like the coating anyway. Sorry!
21st May, 2011
these were fantastic,definitly making them again,very sweet and very sticky,perfect
2nd May, 2011
Was excited about this recipe given the positive reviews but we were not impressed with the results ... one ruined roasting dish and a rather salty dinner.


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