EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Marinated Chicken Wings

with Cucumber Salad
Average: 5 (2 votes)
(2 votes)
Marinated Chicken Wings

Marinated Chicken Wings - Crispy and delicious to nibble on: a must when grilling!

share Share
bookmark_border Copy URL
1 hr
ready in 4 h.
Ready in

Healthy, because

Even smarter

Nutritional values

This dish is rich in protein and B vitamins. The piquant cucumber salad also adds a ton of flavor but hardly any calories.

You can make a more child-friendly, less spicy version of this dish by taking out the chili and ginger. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie265 kcal(13 %)
Protein18 g(18 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin8.1 mg(68 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate29 μg(10 %)
Pantothenic acid0.9 mg(15 %)
Biotin3.7 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C24 mg(25 %)
Potassium423 mg(11 %)
Calcium80 mg(8 %)
Magnesium39 mg(13 %)
Iron1.8 mg(12 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.9 mg(24 %)
Saturated fatty acids4 g
Uric acid167 mg
Cholesterol77 mg
Development of this recipe:


12 Chicken wing
freshly ground peppers
2 garlic cloves
1 red chili pepper
1 stalk Lemongrass
1 pc fresh ginger
2 Tbsps light soy sauce
1 Tbsp dry sherry (or soy sauce)
2 Limes
1 Tbsp honey
1 Cucumber
1 bunch scallions
3 Tbsps Chicken broth
2 tsps toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsps sweet Chili sauce
½ bunch cilantro
How healthy are the main ingredients?
gingersoy saucehoneysesame oilsaltgarlic clove

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Paper towel, 1 large Freezer bag, 1 Small knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 large Bowl, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 small Whisk, 1 Peeler, 1 Salad bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Salad server, 2 large Aluminum grilling pans, 1 Large knife

Preparation steps

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 1

Rinse chicken wings and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a large freezer bag.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and finely chop. Rinse chile, cut in half and remove the seeds. If necessary, rinse again. Cut into thin slices.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 3

Peel tough outer layer from lemongrass and trim both ends of stalk. Finely chop lemongrass.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 4

Peel ginger root and finely grate. Combine ginger and garlic in a bowl. Stir in soy sauce and sherry (or more soy sauce).

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 5

Rinse 1 lime with hot water and rub dry. Finely grate the lime zest, then juice lime.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 6

Add lime zest and juice with the honey to the soy-sherry mixture. Pour over the chicken wings, seal freezer bag well, turn to coat and let marinate for at least 3 hours in refrigerator.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 7

Peel cucumber, cut in half and remove seeds with a spoon. Cut cucumber into thin slices.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 8

Rinse scallions, shake dry and cut into thin slices. Put in a salad bowl with cucumber slices.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 9

In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, sesame oil and chili sauce. Juice remaining lime. Stir lime juice into sesame oil mixture.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 10

Pour the sesame dressing over cucumber salad. Season with salt and pepper, mix again and let stand for about 20 minutes.

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 11

Remove chicken wings from the marinade. Drain and place on 2 aluminum grill trays. Cook on a hot grill until crispy and browned in spots, 20-25 minutes, turning frequently

Marinated Chicken Wings preparation step 12

Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop. Season salad again with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with the chicken wings.