Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 15, 2023
Tired of the same ol’ Buffalo and BBQ sauces? Try spreading your wings with a new balsamic-sugar glaze. Sweet and mildly tangy, these have a taste that’ll appeal to any crowd. —Gretchen Whelan, San Francisco
Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1-1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Cut chicken wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large bowl or shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken and discard marinade; place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until no longer pink, turning every 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar and reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  4. Place wings in a large bowl. Pour glaze over wings and toss to coat.

Can you freeze Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings?

Cover and freeze cooled wings in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat wings in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 325° oven until heated through, covering if necessary to prevent excess browning.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 83 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.