maple garlic ginger chicken wings

maple garlic ginger chicken wings

Last Friday, I mentioned one of my new favorite DIY date night meals. Meet maple garlic ginger chicken wings…they were simply deeeeelicious! I love date nights, and DIY date nights are especially my favorite because there’s nothing more satisfying than being able to cook a meal for someone you care about.

These maple garlic ginger chicken wings were yummy! The sticky goodness of the maple syrup makes it finger licking worthy! The freshly grated ginger really adds to the flavor, and the soy sauce…okay, I’ll stop now! I bet you’re thinking, “why is she babbling on and on about these wings”…well, I love them because: (1) it does not require a lengthy list of ingredients; (2) the chicken can marinate in the morning and you can walk away and forget about it until your tummies are rumbling and ready for dinner; (3) I made it with love, and (4)  it’s so easy!

Let’s get started so you can find out why it’s worth babbling over! Oh, and can you guess how long it took us to devour that whole plate of super yummy chicken wings?

Here’s what you’ll need…

chicken wings/drumettes, garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, sea salt

Rip open that package of chicken and rinse clean with water. Then pat dry with paper towels…

chicken all prepped!

Next, make the marinade! All you need for the marinade is soy sauce, maple syrup, couple gloves of minced garlic, freshly grated ginger, and a dash of sea salt. Then…

add the chicken to the marinade

Stir well and cover tightly…

marinate in the fridge for 3 hours (or a minimum of 1 hour)

Once it’s done marinating, transfer to a baking dish and  pop in a 425° oven and bake for 20 minutes…

it's screaming "cook me, cook me!"

After 20 minutes,  take them out of the oven and flip. Then pour more maple syrup over the chicken wings and bake for another 20 minutes or until desired browness…

halfway there! :)

A total of 40 minutes later…

all done!

Let them cool for a few minutes, then serve on a platter!

wing anyone?

Some things I learned while making this:
  1. Do not bake the chicken wings in the marinade, they will not brown…
  2. Do not bake the chicken wings in a glass baking dish, they will not brown…
  3. Do bake on a baking sheet covered in foil (without the marinade), they will brown!
  4. drizzle those babies with lots of maple syrup!
  5. And my favorite tip of all (it really works!)…

ANSWER: It took 3 hours of marinating, 40 minutes of baking in the oven, and 15 minutes or devouring for it to be all gone! :)

Hope you all will try and enjoy my take on an easy DIY date night meal!

Maple Garlic Chicken Wings
  • 2 pounds of chicken wings and  drumettes
  • 8 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 7 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • sea salt
Directions:
  1. Rinse the chicken wings and drumettes and pat dry.
  2. For the marinade, mix soy sauce, maple syrup, minced garlic, grated ginger, and a few grounds of sea salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the chick, stir well, and cover the bowl. Marinate in the fridge for 3 hours, but if you’re pressed for time an hour is fine.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Making a single layer, transfer the chicken onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and flip. Glaze (our pour) more maple syrup over the chicken. Bake for another 20 minutes or until desired color of browness.

9 thoughts on “maple garlic ginger chicken wings

  1. This sounds delicious; all the flavors I love! Plus, my husband is a huge fan of chicken wings, so I will have to give this a try!

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