Tebasaki - Japanese Chicken Wings



This chicken wing recipe is a classic served in izakayas, and the perfect comfort food for the current gloomy weather. Get a chicken that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside in a few simple steps!



2 people

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Level of Difficulty





Whole Chicken Wings

125 ml


1 tablespoon

Light Soy Sauce – Usukuchi

To taste


To taste




  1. In a bowl, cover the chicken wings with water and add a generous amount of salt to prepare a brine. Let the wings soak for about 20 minutes. The brine will allow the chicken to absorb a little water which will help the meat stay juicy during cooking.
  2. Drain the water from the bowl and rinse the chicken wings. Place them back in the bowl pouring the sake over and let it rest for another 10 minutes. Sake will give flavor and help tenderize the meat.
  3. Remove the chicken wings from the sake and dry them using paper towels. Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet and sprinkle both with table salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  4. Cook the chicken wings by placing them in the oven at broil. It will take about 12 minutes on each side to get a crispy golden-brown skin. Leave longer if necessary.
  5. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and apply the light soy sauce using a brush.
  6. Enjoy!

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