Chicken Wing Marinade Recipe

It’s almost time for Super Bowl parties, and what better of an appetizer to have at your party than chicken wings? This is almost required and here I have for you a delicious marinade for your chicken wings.

This marinade is both salty and sweet. The saltiness comes from soy sauce and the sweetness comes from both sugar and pineapple juice. Additional seasonings such as garlic powder and ginger are added for even more flavor.

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The wings should be marinated at least overnight for maximum flavor. This recipe will marinate 3-4lbs of chicken wings. If you want to save time you can buy the already cut up wings in the store, or you could just leave them whole. Enjoy.


If you enjoy this marinade recipe, you may want to try my Qdoba steak marinade, carne asada marinade, and adobo marinade.

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Wing Marinade Recipe

Chicken Wing Marinade Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3-4 lbs chicken wings (cleaned)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • A ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger


  1. In a large bowl or sealable bag. Add chicken wings. In another bowl combine water, soy sauce, sugar, pineapple juice, oil, garlic powder, and ginger.
  2. Mix well and pour over chicken wings. Cover and refrigerate. Allow marinating overnight.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Arrange chicken wings on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to ½ hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2412Total Fat: 172gSaturated Fat: 59gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 99gCholesterol: 558mgSodium: 4427mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 118g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

13 thoughts on “Chicken Wing Marinade Recipe”

  1. On the cooking time do you mean 1-1 1/2 hours because that seems a lot for chicken wings. Just curious because I am definitely making these for the super bowl on Sunday!

  2. Well the chicken wings are sitting in the fridge with the marinade and I doubled the recipe because I have about 10 people coming over so I will let you know how it turns out! Love the site…and thanks for a new recipe!

  3. Cooked 3.5 lbs for my mom’s bday yesterday but I think an hour of cooking was too long for me. Some pieces burned. However, it turned out very delicious so I decided to marinate some drumsticks. Will watch it carefully next time! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I made these the other day. I found 1 hour to be perfect with an all drumstick pack of wings from the supermarket here in Japan. These were delicious and my 17 month old son loved them and wanted more.

  5. Wow, thanks for this recipe! I subbed orange juice for pineapple juice because I didn’t have it on hand & it made the most delicious homemade wings. I’m not usually a fan of homemade wings but this recipe definitely changed my mind.

  6. Wow, thanks for this recipe! I doubled it and used brown sugar!! The wings turned out awesome!!!

  7. I made this recipe, and sure do, it didn’t last long it was gone in minutes..It was delicious and I’m about to make marinate now…Thank you so much for this recipe….


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