Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Wings

Sweet and spicy with just a bit of tang makes these Gochujang wings so tasty. These wings are perfect for any party, watching a football game, or just because. 

These wings are just a little different than the ones you would find in any wing place. They are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Bring this to a football game, game night, or any other gathering and you are guaranteed to have a hit on your hands. 

In this recipe

What makes these wings so unique is the gochujang that is used in the recipe. Gochujang is a Korean chili paste made with fermented soybeans, sun dried chilies, and rice. It is great for making marinades in addition to sauces for this dish. I use it in my honey glazed salmon recipe as well. 

Ingredients for Gochujang wings
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This recipe is pretty spicy for those that are sensitive to heat. If that is the case then substitute the chili oil for a flavor neutral oil like avocado oil, canola oil, or additional sesame oil. If you are like me and love extra spicy then adding some red pepper flakes will kick up the heat in the sauce. The longer the pepper flakes sit in the sauce prior to tossing the more heat added to the wings. 

wings before baking
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crispy chicken wings
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When baking on a rack instead of just placing the wings directly on the lined sheet pans the wings will become crispy evenly. The drippings will not be able to impact the wings to make them soggy. This also gives them a feel like they have been fried without adding any additional oil.

Gochujang wings served on a platter
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Prefer to have a sauce that is cooked into the meat? Once the wings have started to crisp up take them out of the oven and toss them in the sauce. Then spray the rack with additional non-stick spray and place the wings back on it. Bake for an additional 5 minutes and remove from the oven. Due to the amount of sugar in this recipe be careful how long the wings cook with the sauce to prevent scorching. 

close up of Gochujang wings
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Gochujang wings ready to eat
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Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Wings

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Crispy chicken wings tossed in a sweet and spicy Gochujang sauce.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 8 servings
Calories 477 kcal

Equipment

  • Foil lined sheet pan
  • Baking and cooling rack
  • Large bowl
  • Micro plane

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 lbs chicken wings tips removed and segmented
  • ½ cup Gochujang
  • 3 tbsp hot chili oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tbsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp ginger grated
  • ½ tbsp shallots grated
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F or gas mark 7.
  • Spray the baking rack with non-stick spray and place on the foil lined sheet pan. Place the wing portions on the baking rack and bake for 35 minutes or until the wings have become crispy.
  • While the wings are baking in a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together. Once the wings are done toss them in the sauce and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 35gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 389mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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Keyword Football, Game Night, Hot Wings, Spicy, Sweet
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