Spicy Balsamic Glazed Chicken Wings

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
These wings have a spicy, sweet, and sticky glaze with smoky and vinegary flavours.  Spicy Balsamic Glazed Chicken Wings elevate wings to grown up status!
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  • 16 chicken wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish - optional
  • 1 whole green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish - optional
  • 2 whole red chilies, thinly sliced, for garnish - optional


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Wash wings in cold water and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels.
  • Lay wings onto parchment paper, leaving at least an inch of space between each. Sprinkle over half the salt.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip wings over. Sprinkle over remaining salt, and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • In the meantime, add the following ingredients to a skillet - water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, curry powder, and lime juice. 
  • Over medium-high heat, whisk the ingredients together and allow them to come to a low boil until sauce has thickened.
  • By this time, the wings will be ready. Remove from oven and add to the skillet with the sauce.
  • Toss together, cooking over medium-high heat until the wings have absorbed all of the sauce and the wings start to char.
  • Remove wings from skillet and onto a serving plate. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and red chilies.  


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.3mg