Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings

Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings

Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings are one of our favorite dishes to make at home. When you see our recipe, you’ll understand exactly why it gets featured so often on our weekly rotation of favorite dishes! Our recipe is no fuss but packed with maximum amount of flavor. This is a delicious side dish that pairs very well with rice, just like Taiwanese sausages!

Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings

There are a ton of brands out there for soy sauces and you might already have your favorite that you keep in your kitchen. If you don’t, we personally use Kikkoman soy sauce. We find that the flavor is always consistent and it is a good quality for the price. You can find Kikkoman online or in the Asian aisle at your local grocery store. If you use a different brand, no worries. This recipe works for all brands of soy sauces.

Five Spice Powder
Five Spice Powder

We keep Five Spice Powder constantly in our Asian cooking and we recommend you keep some in your kitchen as well. Five Spice Powder (also sometimes seen as Chinese Spice Powder) adds a beautiful depth of flavor to your cooking that salt and pepper can’t even come close to mimicking. It is not an expensive spice and your local Asian grocery store will carry several brands for it.

Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings
Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings

We usually eat these Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings with rice. There’s a lot of flavor to these wings. We think a simple bowl of rice really highlights all the flavor packed on the chicken. Some people prefer to sprinkle some spring onions on top of the chicken wings. However, we don’t feel that it adds too much to the already delicious chicken. That said, if you feel inspired to do that, please let us know what you think!

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Honey and Soy Braised Chicken Wings – Taiwanese Favorite

A finger lickin' good recipe that the whole family will enjoy! The sweet and savory blend with the chicken wings are delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Taiwanese
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Ari
Cost 7


  • Large pan
  • Lid for pan


  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1.5 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine
  • 1 tsp 5 Spice Powder
  • 50 mL Water


  • Heat up your oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add your chicken wings into brown – about 1 minute on each side.
  • Add garlic and honey. Stir to ensure the honey coats the chicken wings. Let cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, sugar, rice win and 5 spice powder.
  • Add water and cover with lid. Turn your heat down to medium-low and let braise for 20 – 30 minutes.

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