Hawaiian Wings


Sticky, crunchy, garlicky, intensely-flavored, Hawaiian chicken wings. Garnish with additional green onion slices or green onion curls, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
8 servings


  • ¾ cup soy sauce

  • cup white sugar

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 pounds small chicken wings

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups coconut oil


  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, green onions, garlic, toasted sesame seeds, rice vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue to boil briefly, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.

  2. Pat chicken dry. Place flour in a shallow dish; dip chicken wings into flour, coating thoroughly. Shake off excess and set aside on a plate.

  3. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a wok or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lower 5 to 6 wings one at a time into the hot oil using tongs or a slotted spoon, making sure not to overcrowd or splash hot oil. Cook the wings until browned, crispy, and no longer pink in the centers, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

  4. Transfer cooked wings to the saucepan using tongs; coat wings in sauce and let soak for 3 to 4 minutes. Continue working in batches until all chicken is fried and soaked in sauce. Transfer sauced wings to a plate to drain excess. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute potato starch for flour. You can use any oil with a high smoke point instead of coconut oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

698 Calories
64g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 698
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 64g 82%
Saturated Fat 49g 246%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1446mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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