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Maple-Wasabi Chicken Wings

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4 as a first course

Crushed wasabi peas are a fun, colorful garnish for these sticky-spicy-sweet wings. Look for them in your grocery store’s Asian section.


  • 2 tsp. wasabi powder
  • 1-1/2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1-1/2 lb. chicken wings, drumettes separated from winglets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup crushed wasabi peas

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 370
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 110
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 1870
  • Sodium (mg): 90
  • Carbohydrates (g): 47
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 18


  • Mix the wasabi powder with 1 Tbs. water and let sit for 5 minutes. Combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic in a 4-quart saucepan, and whisk in the wasabi. Simmer over low heat, whisking occasionally, until reduced to 2 cups, 20 to 25 minutes. (Monitor closely, and if it starts to bubble over, remove from the heat briefly.) Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the wings with half of the syrup mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, let the wings sit at room temperature.
  • Spray a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Shake the excess marinade off the wings and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet. (Discard the marinade.) Roast until cooked through and crisp on the outside, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Transfer the wings to a large bowl. Toss with the remaining syrup mixture, and let sit for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Put the crushed wasabi peas in a pie plate or wide, shallow bowl. Roll each wing in the crushed peas, and serve.


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  • jillandjohn | 02/09/2016

    I made these wings for Superbowl Sunday. Wow! They were gone before I knew it. A great wing recipe for game day!

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