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Huli Huli Chicken Wings

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Are you looking for a fun party food to serve at your next get together? These Huli Huli Chicken Wings are a fun twist on an island favorite that your guests will love! You do not need to pull out the grill, we are going to bake them in the oven and they are super easy to make as well…..

Huli Huli Chicken Wings are an island favorite made easy in your oven! cookingwithcurls.com

We all love party foods, right? Chicken wings are so popular they have their own restaurant, so I decided to make these delicious Huli Huli Chicken Wings to celebrate my 6th Blogiversary!!! That’s right, I have been blogging for 6 years!!

These Huli Huli Chicken Wings are a fun twist on an island classic that the whole family will love! cookingwithcurls.com

These Huli Huli Chicken Wings are part celebration and part reminiscent of fun times many, many years ago when I lived on the island of Kauai. I don’t talk about my personal life very often but this milestone made me stop and think about just how far I have come, and how much my life has changed in the past 6 years!

If you do not wish to read this part, go ahead and scroll down to the recipe. 🙂

Cooking with Curls officially became a blog on November 27, 2012…at 2 am with a ridiculous recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches!! I had no clue what I was doing but it was fun learning something new and I love a good challenge. It was initially just a place for me to collect all of our family recipes and create a digital cookbook that could be accessed by my daughter who was a foreign exchange student in Belgium at the time.

Well 4 months later my husband of 23 years walked out and I found myself facing all new challenges that I never dreamed possible. I completely freaked out and cried all night. I was afraid that I would have to give up blogging and get a “real job”, but I didn’t want to! That next morning I woke up and found out that my Bailey Kiss Cocktail Cake had won the Spiked Recipe Challenge…I took that as a sign that I needed to continue.

A big slice of Baileys Kiss Cocktail Cake cookingwithcurls.com

There are mini Hershey’s Kisses baked inside!!

The first attorney that I spoke to told me that I needed to either prove that I could make a living blogging ($65k+ a year) or quit….I found a different lawyer! 😉 I was more determined than ever to make this little creation of mine a success.

I left Iowa and moved to the Arizona desert 3 years ago. There was no way that I could afford to go back to California, so I figured that Arizona was close enough. It has been been a huge change but I love it and I am embracing all of the new food choices that I am finding here.

I won’t be buying a new Ferrari anytime soon (no, I do not make $65k+….yet) but I still love what I am doing and I have a lot more crazy recipe ideas in my head to share with you over the next 6 years!!

Yes, share with YOU! This is a team effort and I would not be where I am today if it were not for all of you reading my crazy stories and going along with recipes that cover everything from Whole30 to Instant Pot, International food creations to Dinners for Two and many, many recipes that contain alcohol simply because they can. Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure! 🙂

Perhaps we should get to the recipe now. 😉

How to make Huli Huli Chicken Wings in the oven:

Pour all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.

Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips…..

Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips cookingwithcurls.com

Place the chicken wings in a large zipper top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour…..

Marinate the chicken wings in a zipper topped bag cookingwithcurls.com

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, and coat with olive oil spray. Set aside.

Remove the chicken from the bag and shake off the excess marinade. Place the chicken wings on the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes…..

Bake the chicken wings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet cookingwithcurls.com

Remove from the oven and turn the wings over using tongs. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked…..

Flip the chicken wings over and bake for an additional 15 minutes cookingwithcurls.com

And serve with lots of napkins!!

These Huli Huli Chicken Wings will make your guests feel like they are on a Hawaiian vacation! cookingwithcurls.com

Aloha!!

Notes:

  • Some stores sell bags of drumettes and/or wings that have already been separated. This is a time saver if you can find them.
  • Flip the bag of chicken wings over 2 or 3 times while they are marinating to evenly coat both sides with flavor.
  • The nutritional information for this recipe is not correct! Not all of the marinade will be consumed, it is just to flavor the chicken wings.
  • Throw away the marinade after you remove the chicken wings.

Some additional chicken wings recipes for you to try:

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There must be more versions of chicken wings, what flavor should I try next?

Enjoy!!

*Serving size is based on 4 pieces per person. 3 pounds of chicken wings can vary between 13 to 17. It all depends on the size of the individual wings that are included in the package.*

Huli Huli Chicken Wings are an island favorite made easy in your oven! cookingwithcurls.com

Huli Huli Chicken Wings

These Huli Huli Chicken Wings are a fun twist on an island favorite that your guests will love!
4 from 6 votes
Print Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, game day, chicken, recipe, baked
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Huli Huli Marinade

  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry (substitute pineapple juice)
  • 2 Tablspoons brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
  • 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked sea salt (optional)
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips)

Instructions

  • Pour all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large zipper top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, and coat with olive oil spray. Set aside.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and shake off the excess marinade. Place the chicken wings on the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and turn the wings over using tongs. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.

Notes

  • Some stores sell bags of drumettes and/or wings that have already been separated. This is a time saver if you can find them.
  • Flip the bag of chicken wings over 2 or 3 times while they are marinating to evenly coat both sides with flavor.
  • The nutritional information for this recipe is not correct! Not all of the marinade will be consumed, it is just to flavor the chicken wings.
  • Throw away the marinade after you remove the chicken wings.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 343mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 Comments

  1. Glad you kept going! Out of curiosity, do you ever find you don’t need the sugar given ketchup and honey already provide a fair amount of sweetness on their own?

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