Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Spicy, sweet grilled chicken wings are a must on any party menu. These Japanese-inspired wings are first marinated with a sake, soy sauce, ginger and garlic mixture. Then they’re skewered before grilling for easy cooking and a fun presentation. Sprinkle with Homemade Wasabi Furikake Seasoning for a bold finishing touch.
  • 50 gram (2 ounce) brown sugar

  • 50 millilitres (2 fluid ounce) mirin

  • 50 millilitres (2 fluid ounce) sake

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Granules

  • 900 gram chicken wing pieces

  • 2 teaspoon cornflour

  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Wasabi Furikake Seasoning, plus additional for sprinkling

  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced

Cooking tip
  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. This prevents them from burning on the grill.


  • 1 Mix the brown sugar, mirin, sake, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic granules in a medium bowl. Reserve half for the glaze.
  • 2 Place the chicken wings in a large re-sealable plastic bag and add the remaining half of the marinade, turning so they are well coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer for extra flavour.
  • 3 Stir the cornflour into the reserved marinade and bring to the boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to a low simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in Wasabi Furikake Seasoning then pour the glaze into a large bowl and set aside.
  • 4 Remove the wings from the marinade and discard any remaining marinade. Thread the wing pieces onto skewers. Grill the wings over a medium heat 20-25 minutes or until they are cooked through, turning occasionally.
  • 5 Brush the wings with the reserved glaze. Sprinkle with the additional Wasabi Furikake Seasoning and spring onions before serving.