Our Favorite Recipe for Simple Spicy Wings

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Did you know that over 1.3 billion chicken wing portions were consumed during Super Bowl weekend in 2016? Laid end to end, they would encircle the earth more than twice… now that’s a lot of wings!

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Clearly, they’re a favorite for game day entertaining, or any time a group of family and friends gather.

And if you want to ensure the best crowd-pleasing chicken wings, this marinade is a great place to start. The simplest is often the best, and so it is with this flavorful technique.

Looking to master your wing technique? Well, you've come to the right place! There's no better way to start than with our recipe for a simple and spicy marinade. The steps might be easy, but the end result is truly a flavor sensation. Read on and give this recipe a try. You won't be disappointed!

Always a hit with party goers, there’s a few tips to follow that will create a mouth-wateringly delectable batch.

Closeup of delicious Simple Spicy Wings. | Foodal.com

To make certain your wings take on the best flavor, marinate them for several hours in a tasty soak – like the one below.

A minimum of 30 minutes is required to get the benefits of soaking, but they’ll do much better if they bathe overnight, or up to 24 hours. And please remember they need to go in the fridge to soak, which will prevent the formation of surface bacteria.

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Not only will a marinade add delicious taste, moisturize, and make the meat oh-so-tender, it also adds outstanding health benefits if you plan to cook them on the grill.

As we reported in our healthy grilling post, soaking proteins in a marinade will reduce the formation of cancer-causing HCAs (heterocyclic amines) by up to 96 percent – an astounding percentage for such a simple process.

A plate piled high with simple, spicy chicken wings. | Foodal.com

Lower grilling temperatures are also important. The lower temps prevent flare-ups that char foods, and reduces the resulting smoke that deposits unhealthy PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) on food surfaces.

Just these two practices will produce delicious wings, and keep them safe for consumption – now what’s not to love about that idea?

Grill on high, at about 400°F, for just a couple of minutes on each side. Then reduce the heat and finish over medium temperatures, 325-350°F, for another 15-20 minutes. Turn occasionally and baste with a bit of reserved marinade.

A plate of delicious Simple Spicy Wings made with ginger, spring onion, and garlic. | Foodal.com

Reserve a small amount of the soak to use as a baste before the meat goes into it – you don’t want to be using any liquid that has any raw poultry residue mixed in.

Naturally, they can be baked in the oven as well, as described below. Just place them on a rack on a baking sheet and pop into a preheated 400°F oven for 20 minutes or so, with a minute or two under the broiler to crisp them when finished. Turn occasionally, and baste with a bit of reserved marinade.

Tasty and tangy, there are never any leftovers with this recipe, no matter how many wings go in the oven, or on the grill. Here’s what you’ll need:

The Recipe

Simple spicy wings with a mustard, soy, and scallion marinade. | Foodal.com
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Looking to master your wing technique? There's no better place to start than our recipe for a simple and spicy marinade. Get the recipe on Foodal now.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Simple spicy wings with a mustard, soy, and scallion marinade. | Foodal.com
Simple Spicy Wings
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Looking to master your wing technique? There's no better place to start than our recipe for a simple and spicy marinade. Get the recipe on Foodal now.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 chopped scallions, white and green parts kept separate
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (or other choice of protein)
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Instructions
  1. Mix the Dijon mustard, soy sauce (or Bragg Liquid Aminos), smashed garlic, freshly grated ginger, and white parts of the chopped scallions.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade and set aside.
  3. Soak chicken in the rest of the marinade in a large bowl for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  4. In the last 15 minutes of the soak, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  5. Place the marinated wings on a baking tray fitted with a metal rack.
  6. Bake wings for 20 minutes, with a minute or two under the broiler to crisp them when they are cooked through.
  7. Baste the finished wings with a bit of reserved marinade, garnish with the green parts of the scallions, and serve.
Recipe Notes

This recipe will provide enough marinade to prepare up to 3 pounds of meat.

Though baking these wings is a delicious option, we also love preparing them on the grill. Visit our main wings post for directions.

 

Make simple spicy chicken wings with scallions, ginger, garlic, mustard, and soy sauce. | Foodal.com

Nutritional Info*

Nutrition Facts
Simple Spicy Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1087 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74g 114%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 32g
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 2527mg 105%
Potassium 724mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 93g 186%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 4%
Iron 39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking by the Numbers…

Step 1 –Prepare Your Mise en Place

Get your ingredients ready.

Make the marinade for our Simple Spicy Wings with Dijon mustard, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, and scallions. | Foodal.com

Set the chicken wings aside.

Measure out and prep the Dijon mustard, soy sauce, smashed garlic, freshly grated ginger, and chopped scallions, keeping the white and green parts separate.

All of the ingredients required to make a simple spicy wing marinade, including Dijon mustard, garlic, ginger, scallions, and soy sauce. | Foodal.com

Step 2 – Make the Marinade

Combine the Dijon mustard, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and the white parts only of your chopped green onions in a large mixing bowl.

Mixing up a bowl of marinade to make Simple Spicy Wings. | Foodal.com

Set aside 1/4 cup of marinade and reserve for later.

Spicy chicken wings are simple to make with our delicious marinade recipe. | Foodal.com

Step 3 – Marinate

Use your hands to massage the chicken wings with the rest of the marinade until they are well coated.

Marinating a batch of The Best Simple Spicy Chicken Wings. | Foodal.com

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the wings soak in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours.

Step 4 – Bake

In the last 15 minutes of the soak, preheat the oven to 400°F, and fit a baking tray with a metal rack.

Place the marinated wings on the prepared baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.

Chicken wings coated with a simple spicy marinade, arranged on a baking pan and ready to go in the oven. | Foodal.com

Once cooked, switch on the broiler for a minute or two to crisp the wings slightly.

When the wings are done, baste them with a bit of the reserved marinade and garnish them with the reserved green parts of your fresh chopped spring onions.

Spicy Wing Time!

Although this recipe isn’t super hot, these do have a bit of heat – which makes a pilsner a good beverage to pair with them.

This recipe for Simple Spicy Wings is one of our favorites! Try it at home: https://foodal.com/recipes/poultry/simple-spicy-wings/

Great for clearing the palate, a crisp and refreshing craft pilsner or an authentic Czech brew fits the bill nicely.

You can’t go wrong with this super-simple technique. Your chicken will be fabulous on its own, with a side of blue cheese dip, or even ranch dressing.

A plate of simple spicy chicken wings with scallions, ginger, and garlic. | Foodal.com

What are your favorite sides to serve with wings? Are you a fan of an unconventional dip? Let us know in the comments below!

Photos by Felicia Lim, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. With additional writing and editing by Felicia Lim and Kendall Vanderslice.

*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

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About Lorna Kring

Recently retired as a costume specialist in the TV and film industry, Lorna now enjoys blogging on contemporary lifestyle themes. A bit daft about the garden, she’s particularly obsessed with organic tomatoes and herbs, and delights in breaking bread with family and friends.

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