Healthy Ginger Sesame Chicken Wings

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The greatest game day appetizer or even weeknight dinner, these ginger sesame wings are healthy and easy to make. They're whole 30, paleo, and migraine diet safe. #wings #gameday #appetizers


Lately I’ve been on a wings kick. I’m not sure why I don’t make them more often. They’re so easy to make, inexpensive, flavorful, and you can spice them several different ways without putting a ton of effort into it. Even though these weren’t originally meant to be a Super Bowl recipe, I can’t help but put them into our weeknight rotation in some way. This healthy recipe for ginger sesame wings is my personal favorite, but you could also bake them the same way and toss them with a little bit of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for a traditional wing dinner.

A lot of the recipes out there for Asian style wings have added sugar or are filled with ingredients that aren’t particularly migraine safe. In fact, these wings fit the Whole 30 and Paleo diet if you’re looking for something healthy but indulgent. Coconut aminosnot to be confused with liquid aminos, is naturally on the sweeter side, so I find added sugar isn’t even necessary. If you’re new to a migraine diet, coconut aminos are still questionable, but they’re a preferred option to soy or liquid aminos. Many find they can tolerate them quite well. 

The only downside? These do have to cook in the oven for a while – forty minutes approximately. But most of the time is really hands off which makes them still perfect for a weeknight meal. Enjoy!

The greatest game day appetizer or even weeknight dinner, these ginger sesame wings are healthy and easy to make. They're whole 30, paleo, and migraine diet safe. #wings #gameday #appetizers

The greatest game day appetizer or even weeknight dinner, these ginger sesame wings are healthy and easy to make. They're whole 30, paleo, and migraine diet safe. #wings #gameday #appetizers

The greatest game day appetizer or even weeknight dinner, these ginger sesame wings are healthy and easy to make. They're whole 30, paleo, and migraine diet safe. #wings #gameday #appetizers

 

5 from 1 vote
The greatest game day appetizer or even weeknight dinner, these ginger sesame wings are healthy and easy to make. They're whole 30, paleo, and migraine diet safe. #wings #gameday #appetizers
Ginger Sesame Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Healthy (Whole 30/Paleo) and easy to make, these sticky and slightly sweet chicken wings will be a hit at your next party. Serves 2 for a full meal or 4-6 as an appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Wings, Ginger, Healthy, Sesame
Servings: 2 people
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh chicken wingettes or drumettes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Ginger Sesame Sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1-2 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place an oven safe cooling rack over a baking sheet covered with tin foil. Either spray or rub a little bit of oil on top of the rack (olive oil is fine). Place fresh wing pieces on top of the cooling rack and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip wings and bake another 20 minutes. 

  2. Meanwhile make the sauce by placing all the ingredients except the sesame seeds and green onion in a small pan. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. 

  3. Once the wings are cooked, remove them from the rack and toss them with the sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and green onion. Serve immediately!

Alicia was diagnosed with Chronic Vestibular Migraine in 2016 and has been able to successfully manage her symptoms through medication, supplements, lifestyle changes, and the Heal Your Headache Diet by Dr. David Buchholz from Johns Hopkins. She's the owner of The Dizzy Cook.

4 comments

  1. Veronica Croskrey

    Hi Alicia, I was so happy to discover your website!!!! 🙂 You are amazing!! Thank you for all you do!! I have been following the HYH diet for a few years now and have been muddling along on my own tweeking recipes as I go. I have mostly avoided Asian cooking (even though I really enjoy it) due to the fact that most of them contain soy sauce or an aged or fermented ingredient, like fish sauce or hoisin sauce. I have made some dishes as I found a recipe for a homemade “soy” sauce using molasses a while back. I had also avoided coconut aminos as I noticed that the ingredients include “aged” coconut tree sap. Is there a certain kind that isn’t “aged”? If there is where can I find this? On a side note, I recently made clam chowder, which uses clam juice as an ingredient, and was wondering if one could substitute it for fish sauce in a recipe? It probably wouldn’t taste the exact same but it might not be bad!!

    Reply

    1. Alicia

      Hey Veronica! I had thought about clam juice too, although I just don’t think it has that same umami flavor. If you try it let me know! I’ll probably test it out one of these days.

      Although coconut aminos are aged, many find that they can tolerate them well (especially if further along in the diet like yourself). There is a brand that is not fermented – Bragg’s. However, it does have apple cider vinegar as the last ingredient. If aged items really bother you, but you can tolerate a little bit of ACV, it could be a good one to try. 🙂

      Reply

      1. Katie

        5 stars
        Another winner from Alicia! My husband and I made this recipe tonight (we subbed chicken thighs for chicken wings) and it came out absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to buy your cookbook when it comes out!

        Reply

        1. Alicia

          Thank you, Katie! What a fabulous idea to do chicken thighs!

          Reply

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