5 Spice Wings-1-3 I felt like I’ve lost the last week.  I’ve been sick and both of my sons have been sick.  You know how it goes- the preschooler brings homes a virus and it makes its way through the family.   We are all better now but all the things that I’ve had planned for the past week has been tossed to the side and I’m trying to play catch up this week.  First up are these five-spice chicken wings that I was supposed to share last week.  It’s almost like these wings don’t want to make it to the blog. 5 Spice Wings-1-6 This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to share for months now, I even have several versions of it but something always gets in the way of me sharing it.   These wings are tossed in a sweet Chinese Five-Spice Glazed and baked to perfection, I’ve also tested a fried version of these wings and it’s just as amazing.   Chinese five-spice powder can be found at your local supermarket and is a combination of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and Sichuan pepper. 5 Spice Wings-1-7



  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp 5 spice powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 ½ tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 ½ lbs chicken wings pieces


  • Make the marinade by mixing soy sauce, 5 spice powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, brown sugar, ginger and garlic. Place the wings in a bowl and pour the marinade over and mix to coat well. Marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place wings on a large baking sheet pan making sure that the pieces aren’t touching. Discard excess marinade. Place into preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove wings from pan as soon as it comes out of the oven, serve warm.
Author: Jehan Powell