Peach-Lacquered Chicken Wings


This recipe is adapted from the most recent Gourmet magazine issue (June 2009). I personally think that the name “Peach-Lacquered” comes from the way these wings are cooked–you have to continually tend to them and coat them for about 20-25 minutes. But, I’d say they were pretty worth it.

The ideal side dish to this would probably be a light, dill-laden potato salad, but we started making ours too late to serve with this dish. If making potato salad, either make earlier in the day or the day before (or buy it!). We instead ate it with some delicious sweet corn-on-the-cob (boiled for about 10 minutes), though a light salad, fries, or a pasta salad would work as well.

Peach-Lacquered Chicken Wings Recipe

By nicole Published: May 31, 2009

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Ready In: 50 mins

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine June 2009.



  1. Preheat broiler (I recommend first half of cooking on high and second half on low heat).
  2. Add preserves, soy sauce, water, chili powder, and hot sauce to the ginger/garlic mixture and combine. Pulse a few times in blender if mixture is too chunky.
  3. Line the bottom and sides of a large 4-sided sheet pan with foil and lightly oil foil OR lightly oil (read: spray with light cooking oil) a disposable aluminum foil pan.
  4. Pat wings dry and put in sheet pan. Season with 1/3 tsp salt. Pour sauce over wings and toss to coat, then spread in 1 layer.
  5. Broil wings 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 minutes, then turn over and baste with sauce from pan. Continue to broil, rotating pan and turning and basting 3 more times, until chicken is cooked through and browned in spots, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  1. these look delicious!! what do you mean by ‘rooster’ suace? (siracha?)
    i want to make these but maybe minus the chili powder since i don’t like spicy…would that still be good? maybe sean can use hot sauce with his wings on the side or something.

    i saw the cupcake pictures from the farmers market AND lavender moon – post please!! i think im gonna drag sean to old towne alexandria soon….!!

    i got the purple cup-a-cake at hellocupcake. not glittery or anything fancy but i’m glad i had one now!! more cupcake adventures for us!

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