Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are one of those “fit any occasion” type of food, and these baked teriyaki chicken wings are no exception.

These wings pack a ton of flavor (thanks to a homemade teriyaki sauce), so they’re ideal for serving as finger food for parties or game day. They’re also a great source of protein (because, chicken) so no matter if you’re feeding a crowd or planning a simple dinner, this dish is bound to leave everyone feeling full.

This recipe includes steps for making homemade teriyaki sauce, and I prefer it this way because I can control how thick the sauce is right from the beginning. You’ll want the sauce to glaze the chicken wings, not drip off or absorb, so it’s crucial that the sauce is thick.

And if you’ve ever bought teriyaki sauce in a bottle, you might have noticed that it’s anything but thick. It’s almost like water.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings


2 – 4 pound package of chicken wings
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup soy sauce


Place a single layer of wings in a 9 x 13 pan.
In a small pot put the dark brown and the white sugars and the soy sauce and mix together. Heat on the stove until sugar dissolves. (It does not need to come to a boil.) Then pour this mixture over the wings. Bake at 325 uncovered for 1 1/2 hours