Chinese Barbecued Chicken Wings; my new book

Of all the wonderful foods in the lunch buffet at the Asian supermarket, there is still one thing missing in  the opinion of mon mari: Chinese Barbecued Chicken Wings.

It was our anniversary last week.

I bought him a big box of chicken wings.

He was thrilled…. And immediately went online in search of a recipe for Oyster Wings.

Apparently, Oyster Wings were his favorite at the Chinese buffet he loved in Minneapolis.

He found a recipe.

I made a few changes.

We were most pleased…. He said they were as good as the Chinese buffet.

Chinese Barbecued Chicken Wings

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbs mushroom soy sauce
  • 2 tbs sherry
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 3 tbs water
  • 3 tbs hoisin barbecue sauce

Chinese Barbecued Chicken Wings


  • Mix chicken stock, oyster sauce, water, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sherry.
  • Pour over chicken wings and marinate, refrigerated, overnight, turning occasionally.
  • When ready to cook remove wings from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • Cook chicken wings on barbecue grill until done, 25 – 30 minutes, turning and basting with barbecue sauce.
  • While wings cook, heat reserved marinade to boiling and simmer for 5 minutes, reducing slightly.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
  • Stir in hoisin sauce.
  • Divide barbecue sauce – use half to baste the wings and the other half as a dipping sauce.
  • Serve with remaining barbecue sauce on the side.

Print Recipe

For those of you who don’t know, in addition to my blog I do a weekly menu planning service.

I’ve been thinking about putting the menus into an ebook for awhile now….

I’d originally thought it would be one book of 52 weeks.

That book would have been about 1600 pages.

Then I thought I would do one book for each season…. 400 pages each. Still a bit unwieldy.

Here it is – by season, by month and only 130 pages:

Seasonal Weekly Menus for Summer: June Edition

Like Thyme for Cooking menu plans, there is a complete dinner menu for each day: main course, side dishes and first courses for the weekends. All the recipes have photos, each of the days has detailed menu prep instructions and there is a coded shopping list for the each week.

The recipes use healthy, fresh, seasonal ingredients and they’re all fairly easy.

Cooking from scratch has never been so simple.

I keep track of the ingredients so there is never half of a red pepper, forgotten, for the compost.

Each month there will be a new book with all new recipes.


The menus for July will by out on June 15th.

If you’re interested, and I would love it if you are, you can buy it on Amazon: and Smashwords (they do all the rest – Apple, Nook, etc.)

If you like it, you will have my eternal gratitude (and a free copy of July) if you leave me a nice review.

Tractor pictures tomorrow……

Last update on June 1, 2014

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