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. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-7zonhk’]

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.

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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

Join the Conversation

  1. 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!

    1. Thank you! :) I’m so glad you enjoyed!

  2. Delish! RT : Easy Asian-inspired wings! Paleo Asian Chicken Wings – #chickenwings

    1. When the “fast”is over…definitely gonna try this one!

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