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Honey Balsamic Chicken Wings

These yummy, finger-licking oven baked chicken wings get their sticky sweet flavor from a mix of honey, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 5 garlic cloves halved
  • 10 to 12 chicken drummettes and wing sections
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds optional
  • 1 green onion sliced, optional


  • Combine the vinegar, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce in a large bowl. Whisk until honey has dissolved.
  • Pour mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Add rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves.
  • Add the chicken and seal the bag with as little air as possible in the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken drumsticks on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Reserve marinade.
  • Bake until the skin is caramelized and slightly crispy, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • In the meantime, place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. This will help thicken the sauce and kill any bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
  • Add cornstarch, 1 teaspoon as a time, until sauce reaches desired thickness. The sauce will continue to thicken once removed from the heat.
  • Remove chicken from the oven. Brush on sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.