Chinese Takeout Wings

Calling all New Yorkers and DC people! This recipe is for you if you’re a fan of those iconic Chinese-style chicken wings found in Chinese food spots everywhere. Say goodbye to expensive takeout and hello to a budget-friendly and delicious homemade version.

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Making the Chinese Takeout Wings at home

Why Make Chinese-Style Chicken Wings at Home? We know that Chinese-style chicken wings are a beloved staple in the takeout scene of NYC, Chicago, and DC. But lately? They’ve been getting more expensive and smaller. This is why I learned how to make them at home!

Ingredients you’ll need for The Chinese Takeout Wings (Full Recipe Below)

  • Whole Chicken Wings
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Spices
  • Soy Sauce
  • Shaoxing Wine
  • Sesame Oil
  • Egg
  • Oil for frying

Where Do I find Shaoxing Wine?

You can find Shaoxing wine here. Or, you can find it at your local Asian supermarket!

What oil is best for frying Chinese Takeout Chicken Wings

I prefer using vegetable oil because it’s widely available, but you can also use canola, peanut, or corn oil.

Tips for Making the Wings at Home

1. Marinate for Flavor Explosion:

Chinese Takeout wings are all about that flavor punch, and marinating is the secret weapon. Combine soy sauce, shao xing wine, egg, and spices. Let those wings soak up the magic for at least a couple of hours.

2. Crispy is the Key:

The hallmark of fantastic Chinese Takeout wings is that crispy exterior. Achieve this by giving your wings a light coating of cornstarch or baking powder before baking or frying. This technique adds that irresistible crunch that makes every bite satisfying. Also, make sure to let the wings come to room temperature before cooking for more even cooking.

3. Hot Oil for Extra Crispiness:

When it comes to frying, the hotter, the better! Make sure your oil is hot before adding the wings. A high temperature ensures that they get that golden brown crispiness on the outside while staying juicy on the inside. Be cautious, though, and use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature.

Now, armed with these tips, you’re on your way to creating some seriously delicious homemade Chinese wings! 🍗🌶️

Chinese Takeout Wings

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, American
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal


  • 10 whole wings
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsps cornstarch divided
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 1 tbsp shao xing wine
  • salt to taste 1 used 2 teaspoon
  • oil for frying


  • Marinate the wings with soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, egg, and spices and sugar to start.
  • Add in flour and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix well.
  • Cover and set aside and room temp until wings are at room temperature. Add 1 tbsp of cornmstarch to the wings before frying.
  • Preheat the oil to 375°F.
  • Fry in batches of 3-4 wings until golden brown. About 10-12 minutes. Salt to taste when the wings are hot.
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  1. MrsProverbs31 June 12, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    5 stars
    So I live in the Manhattan Kansas, but I am from Yonkers New York and I miss home so much this chicken right here just made me feel like I was home only thing Im missing is the pork fried rice 🤣

    1. Karrah July 15, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      5 stars
      This was sooo good! From NY and since I moved I haven’t had any good Chinese take out wings but this was chefs kiss😌🤌

  2. GraceLeoni 🌺 June 18, 2023 at 11:31 am

    5 stars
    May I schedule to have some dishes my next visit to new York sheesh u make it all look so easy!! I’m a disabled veteran in hawaii. Much love for sharing again.

  3. Ginny March 11, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    5 stars
    I made these wings last Saturday for dinner and they were very good. I can honestly say they tasted better than the ones from the Chinese restaurant and even the other recipes on YouTube and Pinterest. I had to adjust the seasonings because of the size of my wings. Tfs this wonderful recipe. Oh and my grandson said these were the best Chinese chicken wings I ever made. Said they was “bussin”! That means great