Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Homemade Teriyaki Wings with a homemade Teriyaki sauce – one of the best recipes you’ll ever try! Lots of flavors make these chicken wings a great appetizer for any get together.

If you love wings, you will love this Teriyaki version. They’re great for parties, holidays and big game days. Be sure to check out our other favorite wings including: Buffalo wings, boneless wings, and lemon pepper wings!

Teriyaki Chicken Wings on dish

Our Favorite Teriyaki Wings

I LOVE anything Teriyaki! It has to be my all-time favorite flavor. One of our favorite places to get teriyaki dishes is a place called Aloha Kitchen in Mesa, AZ. It’s a little hole in the wall but the food is AMAZING!! It was there many years ago that I first tried Teriyaki Chicken Wings.

We’ve always had traditional Chicken Wings, but Teriyaki Wings took my love for hot wings to a whole new level!

They are seriously phenomenal and so addicting!! Since then my family will buy the Teriyaki Sauce and make our own wings at home. Fortunately, my mom discovered a recipe for the homemade Teriyaki Sauce so now we can make them without the sauce if needed.

Chicken wings

How to make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

If you don’t want to make the sauce, that’s fine. One of our favorites is Sweet Baby Ray’s – either their sweet Teriyaki or Hawaiian sauce. Both are delish.

HOMEMADE TERIYAKI SAUCE. To make a homemade teriyaki sauce, just follow these directions: On Medium high heat, mix soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ground ginger in a saucepan. Stir well. Let it come to a simmer (takes about 5 minutes). Let cook for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

While sauce is simmering, combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl making sure to stir well. Add to the sauce and stir.

Once the sauce comes to a boil, let it cook for another 7-10 minutes and stir occasionally. It will thicken as it boils. Remove from heat. This sauce is best to make in the morning. Then refrigerate until ready to use.

OIL. Get the oil ready by putting it in a heavy pot and turning to medium high heat. While the oil is heating up, get your chicken ready to be fried.

DREDGE. Coat (dredge) all of the wings in the flour, making sure to shake off any excess.

FRY. Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Transfer the cooked wings to a paper towel to drain and dry.

Make sure sauce is warmed up in a large frying pan and toss in wings to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Keep a napkin nearby. These can get messy. But, trust me, it’s worth it!

Wing FAQ

Can I make these in an air fryer? Spray the basket with cooking spray. Coat the wings with olive oil and place them in a single layer, be sure they are not touching. Fry on 360°F for 25 minutes. Then increase to 400°F and cook for 5-8 more minutes depending on the size of your wings. 

Can you make these ahead of time? Yes you can prepare these up to a day ahead of time. Follow the recipe except do not fry the wings. Instead cover them and keep them in the fridge. Keep the sauce in a separate container in the fridge.

How many wings should I plan to make? If the wings are the main appetizer or main dish plan 8-12 wings per person. If you are serving other appetizers you will only need about 4-6 per person. There are about 5-6 wings per pound. 

How to store leftover wings: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Teriyaki Wings on dish with sauce

As I mentioned earlier this week, my family has appetizers on New Year’s Eve and Homemade Wings are a MUST at this event. We usually make regular Buffalo Wings, but I’m thinking I will be talking my mom into making these instead. They just look TOO good not to! 😉

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

4.46 from 11 votes
Homemade Teriyaki Wings - one of the best recipes you'll ever try! Lots of flavors make these chicken wings a great appetizer for any get together!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 232 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 6 tsp corn starch
  • 5 tsp cold water

Wings

  • 1/2 bag Tyson's Wings
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • Sesame Seeds

Instructions
 

  • To make sauce: On Medium high heat, mix soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ground ginger in a saucepan. Stir well. Let it come to a simmer (takes about 5 minutes). Let cook for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch and cold water, stirring well. Add to the sauce and stir.
  • Once the sauce comes to a boil, let it cook for another 7-10 minutes and stir occasionally. It will thicken as it boils. Remove from heat. This sauce is best to make in the morning. Then refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Get the oil ready by putting it in a heavy pot and turning to medium high heat. While the oil is heating up, get your chicken ready to be fried.
  • Coat (dredge) all of the wings in the flour, making sure to shake off any excess.
  • Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Transfer the cooked wings to a paper towel to drain and dry.
  • Make sure sauce is warmed up in a large frying pan and toss in wings to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 2 stars
    Good recipe but the proportions are off for:
    2 cups soy sauce
    ¼ cup white vinegar
    1¼ cup packed brown sugar
    -This makes it WAAAAAY to salty (may be possibly better if used low sodium soy)

    But typically a teriyaki is a 1 to 1 portions of soy, vinegar, water and brown sugar. (e.g. 1cup each)
    *Water here dose NOT include the water added with corn stretch so in total it would be more*

    I do like the idea of preparing the sauce ahead! I just made mine without thinking about the portions sooo I ended up with WAY more than needed because I had to tame down the saltiness. So hopefully it keeps well 🙂

    *The reason why I give 2 starts is because the proportions are off. Otherwise its good! Some just might not know how to fix the saltiness.

    -Is there a reason why they were made like this or is there a typo? Was low sodium soy used? Regular vinegar?

    Thanks!

  2. 4 stars
    ended up only doing a cup of soy (low sodium) and keeping everything else the same. Very thick and very tasty.

  3. I followed every detail as stated and the wings were super.
    I did place them on broil for about 4 minutes to crisp the edges up.
    I made two bags of Tyson wings as we had guests over and not one was left over.
    Thank you so much for the homemade sauce. Ill never buy store bought again!

  4. Incredibly salty. I’m not one to change a recipe but this was soooooo salty. Kind of disappointed but I’ll try this again with less SOy sauce and more water I guess….

  5. 5 stars
    We make these any chance we can! They are so good!! I love the sauce. I get tired of the buffalo sauce, so this is a nice change.

  6. 5 stars
    Homemade wings are the BEST! The flavor was SO GOOD! If you are a fan of wings, You have to give this recipe a try!

  7. 5 stars
    Teriyaki wings are my favorite! My kids love them too, since they aren’t spicy! Great for entertaining or dinner anytime!

  8. 5 stars
    I usually stick to buffalo or BBQ, but I had these wings at my MILs and they were so good. She sent me to this site for the recipe.