Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

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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


  1. Combine the chicken wings with the marinade ingredients and mix well.
  2. Set aside for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes turning halfway, while you make your sauce.
  4. ALTERNATIVELY, you can dredge the wings in cornstarch and shallow fry in
    hot oil.
  5. Drain on a paper towel before transferring to a platter.
  6. Sauce
  7. Combine the honey, lemon zest (reserve some for garnish) and lemon juice
    in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  8. Bring to a simmer and cook for a minute.
  9. Then pour in the cornstarch slurry and stir vigorously until quite
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Pour over cooked wings.
  12. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and reserved zest.


Prepared, tried and tested by Melanie Kramar

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