My lovely homemade Ginger BBQ chicken wings!

Now as long as I can remember I have loved chicken especially Chicken Wings. I have tried 100 of different recipes and this is one of my favourite. I got the initial recipe from a food magazine and I have now changed it to my liking. I’m hoping that one day my son will get to love chicken wings as well. But at the moment he is not convinced.

If cooking this for kids, I would recommend to only add the chilli to the people who like chilli. This can either be served on you own as a snack, brilliant with a beer (I have been enjoying them with the football this evening France – Romania). Alternatively, as a main meal served with rice and a salad or you could go more traditional like a chicken shop serving with chips

Serves 4-6 people (4 as a starter, 6 if main course)



1 kg chicken wings (approximately)


1 small onion very finely shopped

2 Garlic cloves finely chopped

Thumb size ginger grated

3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp. soft dark brown sugar

3 tbsp. soy sauce

3 tbsp. Worcester sauce

3 tbsp. tomato ketchup

750 ml Ginger beer (or ginger ale)


Sesame seeds around 1 tbsp. (optional), these could be toasted if you like

Dried chilli flakes, or a whole red chilli finely chopped.

2 spring onions, green part.



  1. Put all the ingredient for the marinade in a pot then cook until it has reduced to around half the amount and has become sticky. Then allow to cool.
  2. Now marinade the wings in the sauce, I did it over night, but even if you don’t have time to marinate it will be fine.
  3. Heat the oven to 190 C (fan oven) and bake the chicken with half the sauce, half way through add more sauce. Keep adding the sauce to cooked through (around 25 min
  4. When cooked through, remove from oven place in serving platter, and sprinkle over the sesame seeds, chilli flakes and spring onions and serve.

Bon Appetite

Cost based on Sainsbury prices

Garlic 3p

Spring onions 5 p

Ginger 15 p

Sainsbury’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 1 Leaf 250ml £1.20 = 26 p

Onion 10 p

Sainsbury’s Dark Soy Sauce 150ml = 10 p

Worcester sauce (Sainsbury’s Worcester Sauce 150ml) 10 p

Tomato ketchup Sainsbury’s Tomato Ketchup 680g 5p

Ginger ale Sainsbury’s American Ginger Ale 1L 26p

Chicken wings £1.80

Sesame seeds 10p (I couldn’t find this on Sainsbury side, I buy mine cheap n the Chinese shop).


Total: £3.00

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