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Easy Baked Chicken Wings in Sweet & Sour Sauce

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Easy Baked Chicken Wings in Sweet & Sour Sauce is an ideal recipe for any busy night. I get it, I get it…I literally say this about all my recipes. Yet it’s true, my goal in life is to provide easy and quick recipes you can whip up in a breeze. So here goes another.

I didn’t typically think of wings as a dinner item when I initially started cooking. When most people think of wings, they think of appetizers. Well that’s the win win of the situation, wings can be both. Whether you’re hosting a party or just feeding your hungry family, these can be whipped up in a second…or like 30 minutes 🙂

Now I’d like to take a moment and discuss this sauce…oh this sauce. Anyone else love that sauce from the Chinese restaurants that comes when you order Sweet & Sour chicken? Well…this isn’t it. I always tried to replicate it in my kitchen by combining ketchup, white sugar, and vinegar…Fail, complete fail, lol. It never came out like the restaurants. I did however change up the ingredients and came up with the sauce below. It’s great on the wings and it is daughter and hubby approved. Here are the recipe deets.

First, Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking pan by covering with foil and spraying with cooking spray until fully covered, set aside.

Next, combine 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 TBSP white vinegar, 1 TBSP brown sugar, 1 TBSP soy sauce, 1 clove minced garlic and 1 tsp grated ginger in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.

Ingredients for chicken wings in white ramekins


mixed sauce in glass bowl with spoon sticking out

mixed sauce

Next, season 2 lbs chicken wings with salt & pepper….use your judgment here. Not too much, not too little.

peppered chicken in bowl

Then, add your sauce to you chicken and stir until fully coated.

chicken wings covered in sauce in bowl

with sauce

Place your wings on your prepared sheet.

marinated chicken on baking sheet

marinated chicken

Bake chicken for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Then, crank that oven to broil and let the wings crisp a little. Keep them in there no longer that 5 minutes.

And then you will have this…..

finished chicken wings on blue plate with orange towel in background

Enjoy 🙂

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Easy Baked Chicken Wings in Sweet & Sour Sauce

Author Tanya


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.
  • Season wings with salt & pepper. Cover wings with ketchup mixture.
  • Bake wings in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Increase heat to broil and broil for 5 minutes until wings become sticky. Enjoy!
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Saturday 2nd of February 2019

Looks easy. Will try this weekend.

Aaron C.

Thursday 26th of October 2017

What is the secret to making the skin crispy without frying or using corn starch/Flour?

Ayesha Heart

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Wow! Gonna try this this weekend and surprise the fam :) Thank you for sharing the recipe.


Saturday 4th of June 2016

You are very welcome. Hope you enjoy :)

Ruthie Ridley

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Yum! Looks so good! I wonder if I could pull this off!


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Thank you. I'm sure you can :)

Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

I'll take baked over fried any day!


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Yup. Baked and still yummy ?