Frugal Recipe: Peking Chicken Wings

By Helen Chin Lui of The Healing Place in Medfield, MA 

We love this Peking Chicken Wings recipe. They are sweet and hot. Depending on your taste buds, you can make them mild to hot to fire engine hot. This recipe calls for 4 lbs of chicken wing for my Chin/Lui gathering, 4 pounds is not nearly enough. We normally entertain about 30 people and I have to make at least 12 pounds of wings. The recipe is easy to make. Most of the time is inactive due to marinating the wings in refrigerator.
  • Prep time:  30 minutes
  • Inactive time – 4 hours or marinade overnight in refrigerator
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Serves: 8 people
*Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled

  • c – cup
  • t – teaspoon
  • T – tablespoon,
  • lb(s) – pound
  • In a large bowl mix together:
  • ½ c regular, lite, low sodium, gluten free, soy sauce
  • ¼ c of dry sherry
  •     *Note: I have used sweet sherry and it was still good.
  • 1/3 c hoisin sauce (found in the Asian food section)
  • 3-6 whole scallions, including the green part, chopped fine
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ c cider or rice vinegar
  • ½ c honey
  • ¼ c orange marmalade
  • 1t orange and lemon zest (fresh or dry)
  • 2T green pepper, minced
  •     *Note: can use half to one whole, chopped, jalapeno pepper
  • 1-2T Tabasco sauce
  • 4 lbs. chicken wings, wing tips removed for stock

Reserve some of the sauce for dipping. With the remaining sauce, add chicken wings, coat and marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Line large, shallow cooking or broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place a large cooking rack on top of pan.

Place chicken wings in a single layer on rack. Set aside marinade sauce.

Bake for 45 minutes to1 hour. Turn wings over every 20 minutes and baste with reserve marinade sauce

Serve hot. As a main dish, it can be served with rice and cooked green leafy vegetable.

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