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5 Spice Chicken Wings

Five-spice powder is a popular Chinese spice blend that adds an aromatic, spicy and slightly sweet flavour to these deliciously sticky Ontario chicken wings.

 2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
 2 tbsp (25 mL) hoisin sauce
 2 tbsp (25 mL) rice vinegar
 1 tbsp (15 mL) five-spice powder
 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
 ½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and fresh cracked pepper
 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh gingerroot
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 ½ lbs (1.25 kg) Ontario chicken wings, separated and tips removed
 2 tbsp (25 mL) honey

Mix together soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, five-spice powder, sesame oil, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic; add wings. Marinate, refrigerated for 2 hours and up to 1 day.


Grill wings, covered, on a greased grill over medium heat, turning occasionally until no longer pink inside, about 20 minutes. Brush with honey and grill until golden and caramelized, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Makes about 30 wings