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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

These sticky mouth-watering Korean wings are bursting with flavour, simple to make and, an irresistible crowd-pleaser. The rich spiciness of the glaze comes from gochujang, a popular Korean chili sauce, which you can adjust to taste. Serve them as a snack or an appetizer with pickled radish and your favoured spicy sauce on the side.


Yield: 4 servings

 Prep Time: 10 minutes

 Cook Time: 45-50 minutes

Chef’s Tips:

  • Substitute gochujang sauce with Sriracha or another chili sauce of your choice. Alternatively, use gochugaru, Korean pepper flakes.
  • If you prefer sticky, glossier chicken wings, cook the marinade over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, then cool before using.
  • To make Korean pickled radish at home, combine 1/3 cup of white vinegar or rice wine vinegar, 1/3 cup water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1½ teaspoon salt and pour over 3 cups Korean or Daikon radish (cut into ½-inch cubes). Refrigerate the radish overnight in an airtight container before serving and consume within 3 to 4 days.


  • 2 lb (900g) Sargent Farms Chicken Wings
  • 2 to 3 tbsp gochujang sauce
  • 1 to 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey or light brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 to 3 tsp finely grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 to 6 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal for garnish
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sesame seeds for garnish




  1. Whisk together gochujang, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger (if using), and sesame oil in a large bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken wings, toss well to coat, and refrigerate for an hour (or overnight).
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/ 200°C and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  1. Spread the wings in a single layer into a rimmed baking sheet and pour any remaining marinade on top.
  1. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, turning over halfway through and basting with the marinade until thoroughly cooked and caramelized.
  1. Transfer the wings to a serving platter and scatter scallions and sesame seeds on top before serving.

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