These Sesame Orange Chicken Wings are perfect for game day or your next party! Crisp, baked chicken wings with the most wonderful sweet and spicy orange glaze!
Thanks to my friends at Just BARE Chicken for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.
What’s the one food that’s a must make at your house on game day? For us, it’s chicken wings. When I say us, I mostly mean my husband…at least that was the case until I made these Sesame Orange Baked Chicken Wings.
Chicken wings have never been that one handheld favorite food I like to snack on while a game is on. I think it’s because after one or two I’m tired of the hot sauce flavor, not to mention so many of them are all batter, grease and almost no meat. It’s always seemed like a lot of work without much reward.
My husband on the other hand would totally disagree. He could easily polish off a dozen chicken wings without hesitation and 30 minutes later be looking to have some more.
In the past we’ve always just ordered chicken wings from a restaurant or bought pre-made ones at the grocery store. To be honest, I’ve only ever made homemade wings once. I will say however that they tasted much better than the ones already prepared at the store.
When Just BARE Chicken approached me to come up with a creative recipe using their natural wingettes and drummettes (a.k.a. chicken wings), I jumped at the chance. Finally, I could make wings that would appeal to both my husband and me and I could do it with a quality product as well.
When it comes to buying and eating chicken, I’m very particular about it. We eat it so often that I want to make sure what I’m using is not only a product I want to be putting in my body, but also one that was raised in a good environment.
After doing some research I was excited to find out that Just BARE Chicken raises their chickens without antibiotics and feed them a vegetable and grain diet, free of any added hormones or artificial ingredients. Their products are also third-party humane certified and traceable to the family farms where the chicken was raised. Knowing where your food comes from is so important and I appreciate that the Just BARE Chicken brand takes this into consideration.
I knew these Sesame Orange Baked Chicken Wings were a hit when my husband came upstairs just as I was about to fall asleep and said, “those chicken wings were pretty darn good.” Clearly he wasn’t lying because the next morning when I opened up the fridge they were all gone!
If you’re a fan of orange chicken from your favorite Asian restaurant, then you will LOVE this wing version. The difference is, nothing in this recipe is fried and the sauce is made with better-for-you ingredients.
So while these chicken wings are still an indulgence, you can feel better knowing that not only is the chicken a good quality brand, but the sauce is made from ingredients you will recognize as well. The wings also happen to be Paleo and gluten free, so all of your guests can enjoy their sweet and spicy sesame orange flavor!
- 2 pounds Just BARE Chicken Wingettes and Drummettes
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
- Sesame seeds and cilantro for garnish
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2-2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons chili paste
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
- Preheat oven to 400° F. and spray a baking sheet with cooking oil or line with foil and spray with cooking oil.
- Pat the chicken wingettes and drummettes dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper then place them in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes then rotate the pan and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and the skin is crisp and golden brown. Remove from the oven and place the wings on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess grease.
- In a saucepan whisk together all of the glaze ingredients. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook the glaze until it thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in the baked chicken wings, tossing to coat.
If making these chicken wings Paleo and gluten free isn't a concern for you, feel free to use low sodium soy sauce in place of the coconut aminos and cornstarch in place of arrowroot powder.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Carbohydrates: 12g