Best Chicken Wing Marinade Recipe

Contributor: Tawnie Kroll

Move over buffalo wings, this is the only Chicken Wing Marinade you’ll ever need because these wings are so juicy and flavorful they’ll melt in your mouth!
This recipe makes enough marinade for 12 wings.

  • Author: Tawnie Kroll
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Marinate
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce*
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha/hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. hoisin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced ginger (or 1/2 tsp. dried ground ginger)


  1. Mix ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Place chicken wings in a large baggie, pour marinade in and let it marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Cook chicken wings with your favorite method.

To Bake:
Bake at 450°F until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F, about 40 minutes, flipping them halfway though.

To Grill:
Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium heat, around 350°F. Cook around 20-25 minutes total, flipping and adjusting placement as needed.

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*You may notice that the nutritional info for this recipe shows the sodium as being quite high. That’s because the dietary numbers for this website are calculated under the assumption that you will consume the full serving of food. For marinades though, you don’t actually consume the full portion. We’re not sure how to calculate the numbers differently. However, we estimate that about one quarter of the marinade is actually absorbed by the chicken and consumed. You can therefore reduce the amounts with that in mind.