By tossing the chicken in baking powder, you can bake these teriyaki chicken wings and they’ll turn out just as crispy as if you fried them. And by baking them, you make them a little healthier which is never a bad thing.
January is all about being healthy! But there is also this really big even that happens early in February. You might have heard of it – rhymes with blooper roll. Did you know in 2017, 1.33 billion chicken wings were eaten on Super Bowl Sunday? That’s just crazy to me. Americans love their chicken wings I guess. And these healthy chicken wings are about as healthy as you can make them since they’re baked instead of fried.
But how to bake chicken wings and still have them crispy? Well luckily there is a little trick that can give you crispy wings without having to fry them. It’s something you use in baking all of the time… baking powder! You can see my more in-depth explanation here, but by tossing the chicken in baking powder and then baking in the oven, you can get a crispy win.
But today is about these chicken wings. It’s funny to me that I’m sharing a teriyaki chicken wings recipe because as a kid I wasn’t the biggest fan of teriyaki wings. I almost always just order garlic or parmesan garlic wings. But as I’ve talked about multiple times, taste buds change and while I still love me some garlic wings, there really isn’t much better than these. So if you’re starting to meal plan for the Super Bowl and want something a little healthier, I’d give these wings a try!
What Ingredients are in this Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe?
- Chicken wings
- Baking powder
- Soy sauce
- Light brown sugar
- Spices – dry mustard, ground ginger, salt
How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings
First, you toss the chicken wings in the baking powder then bake at 250°F for 30 minutes before upping the temperature to 425° for an hour. With about 10 minutes left before the chicken is done, you want to make the teriyaki sauce where you add all of the ingredients to a skillet and boil and reduce. Then you just toss the chicken wings in the sauce and serve immediately.
How Does Baking Powder Make Chicken Crispy?
Baking powder is alkaline. It raises the skin’s pH, which helps break down the proteins more efficiently and making for a browner, crispier skin.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings
Crispy Chicken Wings
- 4 lbs chicken wings, cut into flats and drumettes
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- oil spray
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp dry mustard
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 250°F. Take chicken wings out and pat dry. Place wings in large bowl and add baking powder and salt, then toss to coat evenly.
- Line a baking sheet with foil, then place a cooling rack on the foil. Spray the rack with oil spray. Place wings on rack in a single layer with skin side up.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 250°F. Increase the oven temperature to 425°F and bake for an additional 50 minutes to 1 hour, rotating the tray halfway through. Remove from tray and let stand for 5 minutes.
- While wings are baking, heat large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, dry mustard, ginger and garlic and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and toss chicken wings until coated. Serve immediately.