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Asian Glazed Chicken Wings

Asian Glazed Chicken Wings

Asian Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings with a tangy, sticky, and slightly spicy glaze

Course Appetizer
Cuisine BBQ
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Keegan


  • 4 lbs of Chicken Wings

The Rub

  • 2 T Celery Salt
  • 6 T Kosher Salt
  • 12 T Brown Sugar or Turbinado Sugar
  • 6 T Ancho Chile
  • 1 T Black Pepper
  • 2 T Paprika
  • 1/2 T Onion Powder
  • 1/2 T Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tea Ground Cumin
  • 1 tea Cayenne Pepper

The Asian Glaze

  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Freshly Grated Ginger Root
  • 1 Large Clove Finely Chopped Black Garlic Fermented garlic, found at Trader Joe's. Use regular garlic if needed.
  • 3/8 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Whole Lime
  • Juice of 1 Whole Orange
  • Big Pinch of Black Pepper add last after testing for heat level
  • Pinch of Red Chili Flake add last after testing for heat level
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Chopped for garnish


Asian Glaze Preparation

  1. Add the sesame seed oil, ginger, and garlic to a small sauce pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix in all other ingredients besides black pepper and chili flake. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until it reduces down into a syrupy viscosity.
  3. Taste, then add black pepper and red chili flake to desired spice level. I like a big pinch of each.
  4. Keep for several weeks in the refrigerator

Grill the Chicken Wings

  1. Mix up the BBQ Rub
  2. Clean - rinse and dry your chicken wings - the drying is important to create crispy wings
  3. Rub - season the Chicken Wings on all sides
  4. Slow Cook - grill or smoke the chicken wings over indirect heat at 400 F for about 45 - 60 minutes. Turning the chicken wings every 15 min until they have a nice golden color start to develop.
  5. Finish Hot - grill over high direct heat on each side to crisp the chicken wings. If your grill is very hot, this may only take 30 sec on each side, but could take a few minutes a side if not so hot.
  6. Glaze- coat the chicken wings with the Asian Glaze and enjoy!  Sprinkle with cilantro for some brightness.