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!

There is nothing that makes me happier  than a plate full of perfectly cooked, juicy tebasaki chicken wings.  Unlike most chicken wings you may be familiar with, tebasaki wings are not drenched in sauce and seasonings.

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?

Japanese salted 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!

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 kind of wings should I use for this tebasaki chicken wing recipe?

You can use both wings and drumettes for this recipe.  Fresh or frozen will both work just fine.

How do I make crispy chicken wings in the oven?

After baking, move the chicken to the top rack and broil for a few minutes. That’s all!

Did you have any tips in making this Japanese tebasaki chicken wing recipe?

  • If using frozen chicken wings, make sure it’s completely defrosted before baking.
  • If you prefer, these tebasaki chicken wings go great on the BBQ too!  Get the heat up to 350F, BBQ with lid closed for 12-15 minutes turning once half way through.
  • If the chicken wings are browning too quickly in the oven, lower the rack one notch away from the heating element.

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 (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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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.

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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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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!
4.58 from 7 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese chicken wings, tebasaki chicken wings recipe
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 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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