Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings

A deliciously tender, baked Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings recipe.  If you are a wing lover, you need to try these perfectly seasoned Japanese chicken wings that are healthy and so easy to make!

There is nothing that makes me happier  than a plate full of perfectly cooked, juicy Japanese chicken wings.  The taste for this dish is light yet flavorful and so addictive.

This tebasaki recipe has a very simple seasoning enhancing the natural chicken flavors.

Japanese tebasaki salted chicken wings served in a white bowl with a wedge of lemon.

What are Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings?

Traditionally, tebasaki chicken wings or nagoya style chicken wings are coated with potato starch/cornstarch, deep fried in very hot oil and topped with a sweet and savory sauce made from soy sauce, sugar or mirin, and garlic.

These tebasaki wings are not sweet, they salted and baked instead of fried.

The chicken wings are soaked in a simple marinade made from sake and ginger. Then it is sprinkled with salt and pepper and baked until tender and juicy.  That’s all!

If you’re looking for sweet and savory nagoya tebasaki chicken wings, check out this recipe here.

What does tebasaki mean in Japanese?

Tebasaki means “wing tip”, which basically just means chicken wings in Japanese.  So when you hear someone mention tebasaki, they are usually referring to chicken wings.

If you’re wondering, ‘age tebasaki’ means deep fried chicken wings.

Japanese tebasaki salted chicken wings served with a wedge of lemon being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make Japanese tebasaki chicken wings?

  • Chicken Wings – about 8-12 pieces.
  • Ginger – grated using a hand grater.
  • Japanese Sake – use Japanese cooking sake which is fairly inexpensive and can be found in most Asian supermarkets.
  • Salt – table salt or sea salt.
  • Black Pepper – fresh or pre-ground.
  • Lemon Wedge (optional) – squeeze lemon juice right before serving if preferred.
  • Shichimi Togarashi – optional and can sub with cayenne pepper for a little spice.

Marinate chicken for 15-20 minutes, then place on a baking sheet, sprinkle salt, pepper, optional togarashi (red pepper) and broil at 500 F for 10-15 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!

How do you cut tebasaki?

Push the joints of the chicken the opposite way to expose the cartilage and cut in-between the drumette and wingette. Then discard the wingtips.

How long does wing take to cook?

Since not all ovens are created equal, cooking times for these wings vary.  My suggestion is to watch it closely to prevent over cooking or burning.

What is the nutrition information for this tebasaki recipe?

  • 89 Calories
  • 5g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 2g Protein
  • 1g Fat
  • 6mg Cholesterol
  • 594mg Sodium
  • 14mg Potassium
  • 10mg Calcium
  • 0mg Iron
  • 0ui Vitamin A
  • 10mg Vitamin C

Japanese tebasaki salted chicken wings served in a white bowl with a wedge of lemon.

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Now, let’s get making this Tebasaki Chicken Wings recipe

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Marination Time 15M
  • Cook Time 25M
  • Total Time 45M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Wings & Drumlettes (about 8-12 pieces)
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Cup Japanese Sake
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Lemon Wedge (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi (optional and can sub with cayenne pepper)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Use a grater to grate ginger, add to a large mixing bowl along with Japanese sake and mix well.

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Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (4)

3) Place chicken wings inside a large mixing bowl and let it marinate for 15-20 minutes.  Periodically rotate chicken to ensure all parts are getting marinated.

Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (5)

4) In the meantime, prepare oven tray by lining with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking oil or using a silicone baking mat.  If using an oven, preheat oven to broil 500F.

5) Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle moderate amount of salt and lightly pepper both sides.   If you want a little heat, sprinkle some optional Togarashi or cayenne pepper.   Make sure the chicken is skin side down.  Note – remove any large piece of ginger if attached to chicken.

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6) Place the tray in the CENTER of the oven and broil chicken for 10-15 minutes or until browned skin side down.  Note – if the chicken is browning too quickly, lower the tray to rack below.

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7) Once browned, flip chicken and broil for additional 10 minutes or until browned.   If you want a crispy skin, move the rack 6-8″ away from heating element and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

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8) Transfer to a serving plate and serve with optional lemon wedge.

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Hope you enjoy your Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings!

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Japanese tebasaki salted chicken wings served in a white bowl with a wedge of lemon.

Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings

A deliciously tender, baked Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings recipe. If you are a wing lover, you need to try these perfectly seasoned chicken wings that are healthy and so easy to make!
4.50 from 10 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese chicken wings, tebasaki, tebasaki chicken wings baked, tebasaki wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Marination Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Wings & Drumlettes we use the frozen ones from Costco
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Cup Japanese Sake
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Wedge Lemon optional
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (1)
  • Use a grater to grate ginger, add to a large mixing bowl along with Japanese sake and mix well.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (4)
  • Place chicken wings inside a large mixing bowl and let it marinate for 15-20 minutes. Periodically rotate chicken to ensure all parts are getting marinated.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (5)
  • In the meantime, prepare oven tray by lining with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking oil or using a silicone baking mat. If using an oven, preheat to broil 500F.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle moderate amount of salt and lightly pepper both sides. If you want a little heat, sprinkle some optional Togarashi or cayenne pepper. Make sure the chicken is skin side down. Note - remove any large piece of ginger if attached to chicken.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (21)
  • Place the tray in the CENTER of the oven and broil chicken for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Note - if the chicken is browning too quickly, lower the tray to rack below.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (10)
  • Once browned, flip chicken and broil for additional 10 minutes or until browned. If you want a crispy skin, move the rack 6-8" away from heating element and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (22)
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve with optional lemon wedge.
    Japanese Style Salted Chicken Wings Recipe (13)

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Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 10mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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