Sticky Miso Chicken Wings


Combining miso with lime, ginger, fish sauce and sugar creates a terrific sweet-sour glaze for crispy baked chicken wings. Slideshow: More Tasty Chicken Wing Recipes 

Sticky Miso Chicken Wings
Photo: © Line Klein
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 12 chicken wings, tips discarded and wings split

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup shiro miso (light yellow)

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce

  • 1 Thai bird chile, minced

  • 3 tablespoons turbinado or light brown sugar

  • Cilantro leaves and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, turning the wings halfway through, until they are golden, crispy and cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all of the remaining ingredients except the cilantro and lime. Add 3 tablespoons of water and cook over moderately low heat, whisking frequently, until the sugar is dissolved and the glaze is smooth and slightly thickened.

  3. Brush the glaze all over the wings and bake for about 10 minutes longer, until the wings are golden brown and sticky. Transfer the wings to a platter, garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Suggested Pairing

Juicy, cherry-scented Pinot Noir.

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