Crispy Chicken Wings with Seven-Spice-Powder Marinade

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Crispy Chicken Wings with Seven-Spice-Powder MarinadeWings are incredibly popular in Japan, where they’re fried, steamed, poached, and, of course, grilled. Called teba yaki, grilled chicken wings are prepared in a number of ways and also served skewered, as yakitori. We love them with shichimi togarashi, but they’re also terrific just grilled with salt.

  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • ½ cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons shichimi togarashi
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
How to Make It
  1. Whisk together the sesame oil, shichimi togarashi, soy sauce, and salt in a bowl to make the marinade. Pour three-fourths of the marinade onto a baking dish or rimmed sheet pan; reserve the rest. Lay the wings in the marinade and flip them 4 times to generously coat all over.
  2. Preheat a grill to high. Grill the wings for about 8 minutes, flipping about every 1 minute and brushing on the reserved marinade after each turn. The wings are ready when they are sizzling and browned. Serve immediately.

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