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Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

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Honey Lemon Chicken Wings. So with all this handwashing here’s a legitimate reason to do so with these more-ish Sticky Honey LemonChicken Wings!

So with all this handwashing here’s a legitimate reason to do so with these more-ish Sticky Honey Lemon Chicken Wings!

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an image of a blue delft plate with Honey Lemon Chicken Wings with sesame seeds and lemon rind

Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Main Course


Are you with me: I think everyone loves sticky wings & everyone loves lemon chicken, so now you can combine them in one dish and have Honey Lemon Chicken Wings


Units Scale


  • 1kg chicken wings
  • sesame seeds to serve


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Honey Lemon Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water


Combine the chicken wings with the marinade ingredients and mix well.

Set aside for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.

Bake for 50 minutes turning halfway, while you make your sauce.

ALTERNATIVELY, you can dredge the wings in cornstarch and shallow fry in
hot oil.

Drain on a paper towel before transferring to a platter.


Combine the honey, lemon zest (reserve some for garnish) and lemon juice
in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring to a simmer and cook for a minute.

Then pour in the cornstarch slurry and stir vigorously until quite

Remove from heat.

Pour over cooked wings.

Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and reserved zest.


Prepared, tried and tested by Melanie Kramar


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1020
  • Sugar: 33
  • Sodium: 1388
  • Fat: 65
  • Saturated Fat: 22
  • Unsaturated Fat: 37
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 64
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 46
  • Cholesterol: 207

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A simple homemade Honey Lemon sauce and Chicken baked until delicious and sticky.

Where did chicken wings originally come from?

The invention of chicken wings occurred in Buffalo, New York, at the Anchor Bar in 1964. The bar’s owner, Teressa Bellissimo, mistakenly ordered a case of chicken wings when she meant to order a case of chicken necks, which her husband, Frank Bellissimo, used to make the Anchor Inn’s famous spaghetti sauce.

an image of a blue delft plate with Honey Lemon Chicken Wings with sesame seeds and lemon rind
Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

Wings Were Considered the Most Worthless Part of the Chicken 

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6 thoughts on “Honey Lemon Chicken Wings”

  1. Oh this dish looks and sounds delicious. I might have to try and make it for a lunch one day. Now that I have a table and chairs its something I could try. Thank you

  2. A terrific recipe! Obviously it’s not for every day, but a nice way to take a break from lean proteins and veggies, and with a nice bowl of steamed broccoli next to this, it would balance out perfectly!

    • Hi John, This is so good, one should make this on a regular basis, (however regular you wish), be that once a month or bi-weekly. Hope you will enjoy it whenever you try it out.

    • Dear Joy. Thanks for popping in. I truly hope you will enjoy this one. Be sure to keep lots or napkins, or better a wet cloth next to you as you will for sure need this. Afterwards a bath may also be needed, as this is truly delicious and worth all the sticky hands and face.


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