Sesame, Soy & Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

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Remember my last post where I talked about how I watched the movie Chef and instantly felt inspired to cook? Well, these incredible sesame, soy & honey glazed chicken wings also came from that giant bout of inspiration. In fact, I made 4 recipes that day in the span of just 3 hours.

soy glazed chicken wings

It was pure magic, my friends. Sadly such bouts of productivity have since disappeared, but I’m hoping for another big day so I can get back on track with my blog, my job and all of my freelance obligations.

Soy cilantro chicken wings

There just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything I need done. Actually, scratch that, there isn’t enough DAYLIGHT in the day for me to get everything done. If I could just get home from work and have amazing light until 11pm, that would be awesome. Sadly, enough in the middle of summer we only have light until 7.

sticky soy glazed wings

I think in order to get my life in order, I should just move to Iceland. During the summer, they have daylight until 2 – 3 am. It’s utterly insane yet completely amazing. I remember walking to dinner at 8pm and it was sunnier than it was at 3pm.

Amazing soy glazed chicken wings

I think I could probably change the world if I had that much daylight. Until then, I’ll dream of my new life in Reykjavik while still trapped in Washington, DC.

Sesame & Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Incredible soy glazed chicken wings


Serves about 5 – 6. Adapted and inspired by Six Sisters Stuff and Damn Delicious.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours, 10 minutes


  • 3 pounds frozen chicken wings
  • 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sweet ginger garlic spice mix (I used this brand)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 chives, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Grease the basin of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Toss the wings into the crock pot.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, shallot, sriracha, sweet garlic spice mix and one chopped green onion. Pour 3/4 of the sauce over the wings.
  4. Whisk the corn starch with 1/2 tablespoon water. Mix with remaining sauce to thicken.
  5. Cook on low for about 4 – 5 hours, or until the wings are fork tender.
  6. Once done, remove from crock pot and place in a bowl. Top with remaining sauce, chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutritional information per serving (about 4 wings):

Calories: 513
Fat: 26 grams
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Protein: 32 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 13

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  1. Posted by Amy on
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
    looks delicious! I have two questions:

    A) do you place the wings frozen or defrosted into the crockpot

    B) for the sweet ginger garlic spice mix- do you have an alternative mix for it? I have ginger powder and garlic powder but didn't want to go hunting for another bottle to add to the spice rack.

    Thank you! :-)
  2. Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
    I love that movie! It really does make you want to get in the kitchen! This chicken? Holy yum!
  3. Posted by Lora @cakeduchess on
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    I know, Claire! Never enough hours in the day to get it all done. These soy glazed wings look fantastic!!
  4. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    They look awesome and I love your pretty blue nail polish too!
  5. Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    We make a similar recipe at home but I love that your version is made in the crockpot! Must try...
  6. Posted by Cookin Canuck on
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    I felt the same way after watching Chef. All I wanted to do was be in the kitchen and cook for days! These chicken wings definitely look as though they came from a place of inspiration!
  7. Posted by Marjory @ Dinner-Mom on
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    What a delicious result of your inspiration! I enjoyed that movie too!
  8. Thursday, March 5th, 2015
    I looove Iceland. Except the prices and cost of living. I can do without that. ;) And these wings look awesome!
  9. Monday, March 9th, 2015
    These look amazeballs! I haven't had a chamge to watch Chef yet...I always seem to go for sci-fi first! I'm going to cross that off the list my months end!