easy paleo recipe for chicken wings, Asian-flavored

Paleo Asian Chicken Wings

For your next fun paleo meal just wing it…with this easy paleo recipe for baked chicken wings seasoned with an Asian-inspired spicy rub and a sweet and savory honey-based sauce. 

Whether you’re prepping for a party or just plan on plopping down on the couch, the one meal that goes with just about anything is a big plate filled with sizzling wings.

Starting with a good dry rub is the key – it helps crisp up the wing’s skin without the need to fry them. Then brushing on a little special sauce when they’re done helps seal in all that tasty goodnesss. 

I don’t bother with the parboiling or brining or marinading or anything else when I cook up a batch of wings. This method has always given me flavorful and juicy wings without all that extra busy work.

simple paleo recipe for Asian-inspired chicken wings

After baking these beauties on wire racks, brush on the Asian honey-based sauce, garnish with sesame seeds, and chow down!

This recipe is a lot like my favorite paleo wings recipe so far, my Spicy & Sweet Chipotle-Honey Wings. (If you haven’t tried that one yet – do it, I know you’ll love it!) But it’s nice to have a wing menu with a little variety…this recipe gives you a Far East flavored wing feast I think you’re really going to like.

I decided to use Chinese Five Spice Powder for this one. It’s not that hard to find…any major supermarket should carry it – either in the regular spice aisle or specialty Asian section. It has a lovely aroma and I really like the savory flavor it adds to the wings. Paired with this recipe’s simple honey-based sauce, you’ll be serving a winner with this dish.

Just remember to purchase wingettes and drumettes so you don’t have to separate them yourself. And note there’s an option to add cayenne pepper to the rub – feel free to adjust the heat up or down depending on how spicy you like your wings.

Hope you give this simple paleo wings recipe a try soon! Enjoy!

Paleo Asian Chicken Wings

Paleo Asian Chicken Wings


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs chicken wings (pre-cut)
  • Dry Rub for Wings
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne (medium heat – leave out or adjust to your own personal taste)
  • Finishing/Dipping Sauce
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbs coconut aminos
  • 1 clove garlic – minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger – grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Garnish
  • Sesame Seeds


    Dry Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients and set aside
  2. Finishing/Dipping Sauce
  3. Add above sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium heat
  4. Bring to a boil. Stir to combine, remove from heat, and set aside
  5. Wings Prep & Cooking
  6. Preheat oven to 400º F
  7. Rinse wings under cool water and pat dry with paper towel
  8. Place wings on top of small wire racks that are set inside a foil-lined cookie sheet
  9. Generously coat all sides of the wings with the dry rub
  10. Bake at 400ºF for about 45 – 55 minutes (cooking times may vary)
  11. When cooked through, remove wings from oven and brush with the finishing sauce
  12. Serve with a side of the sauce for dipping if desired

5 replies
  1. kwendy04
    kwendy04 says:

    Made these tonight. Some of the best wings I’ve ever had and super easy! Will definitely hold on to this recipe. Thanks!


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