Show of hands, who here has been to Buffalo Wild Wings? My husband ate there SO often when he was working in Kentucky and could not stop talking about one specific flavor. These Asian zing chicken bites are SO close to the original flavor but more like a boneless nugget version.
I did tweak things around a bit. We aren’t big fans of actual chicken wings (the five year old has a hard time with the bones) so I opted for chicken breasts instead. After slicing them into nugget sized pieces it was time to get cookin! I love a crunchy deep fried piece of chicken goodness but for the sake of not wanting to clean up the big mess that goes along I perfected a slow cooked version just for YOU! Alternately I am sure you could use actual chicken wings in this recipe. Just make sure you adjust the cooking time accordingly.
With game day just around the corner, these couldn’t have shown up at a better time. The flavor is sweet with a little kick which makes these different from your typical wing and matches perfectly with some homemade ranch. I love that you toss everything into one pot and let the ingredients work their magic. It gives you that much more time to work on prepping other great appetizers like cheeseball bites or buffalo chicken meatballs!
Asian Zing Chicken Bites (Copycat)
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup garlic chili sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 8 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
Rinse and chop your chicken into bite sized pieces. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
Stir together 1 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of water in a medium sauce pan. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
Stir in 2/3 cup sugar, garlic chili sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, salt, and garlic powder. Pour over your chicken and gently mix to coat.
Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
Stir together the cornstarch and rice wine vinegar. Mix into your chicken mixture and cook on high 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.