These delicious General Tso Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and savory General Tso sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
If you’re a fan of American Chinese food, there’s no doubt you love General Tso’s chicken, even if it has no actual similarity to real Chinese food. It’s a deep fried chicken dish in a delectable sweet sticky sauce.
I’m a serious chicken wing fan, so I’m always creating new flavors and trying new ways to dress up chicken wings. We ordered in the other night and as I was eating my General Tso’s chicken, I had an epiphany. What if I used this sauce on chicken wings!
It actually is pretty brilliant, because the outcome is amazing. You’re going to love these wings.
For a party, we like to serve these along with Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings to give two different flavors for guests to enjoy.
There are a lot of ways you can cook chicken wings, but baking leads to a tender and crispy wing, with a lot less fat, and it’s an easy way to make them.
How to Make General Tso Chicken Wings
The first step to making these general tso chicken wings is to preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spread the wings out on a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
Bake the wings for 15 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes on the other side.
While the wings are cooking, you can put together the General Tso sauce. This requires nine ingredients that you might already have on hand, and it comes together in under 5 minutes. You can mix up the sauce and set it aside until the wings are ready.
After the 30 minute bake time, remove the wings and baste them with the sauce. Be generous and coat the top side of the chicken wings.
Switch the oven to broil, with the top rack lowered to the 2nd row. This will help keep the splatter and flare ups to a minimum. You’ll want to keep a close eye on the wings as they broil. They only need about 3 minutes per side.
Once one side begins to crackle and pop, remove the tray and slather the sauce on the other side of the wings. Broil for 3 minutes.
If you want to add more sauce to the wings, you can toss them in a bowl with any remaining sauce.
How to Serve Chicken Wings
These baked wings are great for parties, picnics, or even backyard barbecues. They turn out perfect every time, and the sauce makes them irresistible finger food!
If you like these, you might want to try our Sweet & Spicy Korean Chicken Wings or go a step further and brine the chicken wings for more tenderness. We also really like these Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings.
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General Tso Chicken Wings
- 1 lb chicken wings
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
For the sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp chili paste/oil optional
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp ginger finely grated
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (205C).
- Season the wings with salt and pepper and place them on a baking tray lined with foil or a baking mat. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and flip over the wings. Bake for another 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients, except for the cornstarch, in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Once boiling, add the cornstarch and cool on a low boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Remove the wings from the oven and baste them liberally with the General Tso sauce.
- Turn your oven to broil, with the top rack lowered to the 2nd row. Broil the wings for 3 minutes. Remove the tray and slather the sauce on the other side of the wings. Broil again.
- Once the wings have gotten a light char on each side, remove them from the oven. If you like more sauce, put the wings in a bowl, add the remaining sauce, and toss to coat.
- Baste the wings with the sauce and/or toss them with sauce to coat. Both ways are easy and delicious.
- Baking the chicken on a silicon baking mat or parchment paper keeps them from sticking to the baking sheet and makes clean up easy.
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Laura is a home cook who loves making new recipes and finding new favorite things to eat, whether at home or abroad. She also runs a popular travel blog and spends a lot of her time traveling for food.