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Spicy Sesame-Orange Wings


Chef notes

This is everything I crave about Chinese takeout chicken — in wing form. It's sweet, sticky, spicy and the sesame seeds give it an incredibly nutty finish.

Swap option: Orange juice concentrate can be swapped for regular orange juice.


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups orange soda
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions, for garnish



Preheat oven to 350 F.


Combine wings with orange juice and oil, and toss until coated. Place onto a large baking sheet fitted with a cooling rack in a single layer and roast for 30 minutes. Flip the wings halfway through, until the wings are golden and crisp.


In a small saucepan, combine soda, Sriracha, sugar, butter, garlic and orange zest. Season with salt and bring to a boil, whisking until all ingredients are fully combined. Bring to a simmer and let reduce by half, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.


In a large, clean bowl, toss wings in sauce with an abundant amount of sesame seeds. Garnish with scallions and serve.