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Marinated Chicken Wings

I've made these nicely flavored chicken wings many times for get-togethers. They're so moist and tender—I always get lots of compliments and many requests for the recipe. —Janie Botting, Sultan, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 20 chicken wings (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tips. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Add to chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Transfer chicken and marinade to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender. Using tongs, remove wings to a serving plate.
Editor's Note: To brown wings before serving, preheat broiler. Using tongs, remove wings from slow cooker to a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken wing: 103 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • CMoore78
    Aug 6, 2016

    With so many negative reviews I was a bit hesitant to try this one. Added the Worcestershire sauce as a few mentioned and tossed them on the grill. Only marinated for maybe half an hour and brushed on marinade while grilling. Everyone in the house enjoyed it!

  • ekarmst
    Mar 21, 2014

    There is only one word to describe this recipe, terrible. I had my doubts, but the photo in the new cookbook made them look great. It was not until I had the wings marinating did I see these reviews and realized that the recipe may not work. I even switched cooking these in the slow cooker to baking them in a cast iron dutch oven in hopes of adding color and thickening the sauce. It did not help. I ended up broiling them as others suggested and it helped some, but overall this was a complete failure. This is the first and last time I use this recipe. Yuck!

  • baileybai
    Nov 11, 2013

    These had a good flavor and my husband, who is pretty picky about wings, liked them. They looked like all chicken does when cooked in a crockpot so I threw them under the broiler for a bit. That made a world of difference.

  • Edo123
    Oct 23, 2013

    Made these for Sunday dinner. They were really good. I do think I'll throw them under the broiler next time to see if I can crisp up the skin, but my husband and I really enjoyed them. I used drumettes and chicken broth.

  • spoiledbasher
    Oct 2, 2013

    Awful! Imagine the taste of wet dog. BLECK. These were absolutely the worst thing I've ever made. Just like everyone else, they were nothing like the picture. Very pale. I thought the smell was wonderful. Inedible and a waste of expensive wings.

  • efwynne
    Sep 29, 2013

    I love using my crock pot and this recipe was perfect. I think I ate the most, there were no leftovers. The only problem was I forgot to marinate them over they only marinated for about 7 hrs but they still were good.. I will be making these again but will make sure i fellow the recipe!

  • LindaS_WI
    Sep 27, 2013

    I thought these had good flavor and everyone seemed to enjoy them. They were a little pale coming out of the cooker so I ran them quickly under the broiler and that perked them right up. Next time I'll probably brown them before putting cooking them.

  • PKerr
    Sep 2, 2013

    OMG - there has to be an error in the recipe! I followed EXACTLY, and these things were disgusting! They turned out nothing like the picture, and were tough and nasty, too. I had to throw the whole 4# of wings away. They look NOTHING like the picture. TOH, does your kitchen actually test the recipes you get from readers?? This was seriously bad. The rater who liked them could NOT have followed the recipe as written.

  • scongelio
    Aug 23, 2013

    So disappointed. First like others have said my wings looked nothing like in the picture, the sauce did not stick at all so the wings just looked and tasting like I had cooked them in chicken broth. Ended up tossing them in red hot so they would be edible and we wouldn't have to throw all those wings away. Should have just deep fried them.

  • katecrid47
    Aug 22, 2013

    I thought the wings had good flavor. My kids liked them, my husband not so much. I would make the marinade again but probably cook them in the oven or BBQ. I agree that mine did not come out looking like the picture at all either. I let mine cook 4 hours in hopes that the marinade would thicken and put a glaze on the wings but it did not. I used the wine and not the chicken broth. Overall the recipe was quick and easy which was great for a weeknight dinner.