Polynesian Glazed Chicken Wings

V Seward


These are a must have at any football gathering or tailgating party. The wings are super moist and the convenience of throwing them in the oven still frozen really is a timesaver. The glaze is sweet and spicy and together these wings are oh-so satisfying. If you like less spice, just cut back on the red pepper flakes. This is one of my favorite recipes that all ages enjoy. (Be warned, I've had teenagers hide them in zip lock bags to eat later, as they get gobbled up so fast). Save some of the glaze to serve with these wings.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 pieces
10 Min
55 Min


  • 3 lb
    chicken wing drummettes, unbreaded (about 30 pieces)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice (i use the juice from canned sliced pineapple*)
  • 1/2 c
    reduced-sodium chicken broth or 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped green sweet bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1
    green onion chopped (optional) for garnish
  • ·
    cooking spray
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Polynesian Glazed Chicken Wings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Evenly space the chicken drummettes on the baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Lightly spray the seasoned chicken with additional cooking spray to encourage browning. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Turn half-way through the cooking time. When baking is completed, drain the baking sheet of any excess juices.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, red pepper, pineapple juice, water/broth and soy sauce in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat for 3 – 6 minutes until thickened. Spoon the glaze over all sides of the chicken and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Place on serving dish, brush with more of the glaze mixture Garnish with chopped green onions for added color, texture and flavor. Serve with remaining glaze. *If using the pineapple juice from the canned sliced pineapple... why not grill it and add to the plate, beautiful presentation and it will get eaten as well.

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About Polynesian Glazed Chicken Wings

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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