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Asian Zing Chicken Bites- Buffalo Wild Wings Copycat

This Buffalo Wild Wings copycat recipe for Asian Zing Chicken Bites is a tasty appetizer! Chicken is coated in a  sweet, spicy & tangy sauce that is full of Asian fusion flavor.

Slow Cooker Asian Zing Bites Recipe

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 are a boneless chicken wing version.

We are not big fans of actual chicken wings, so I opted for chicken breasts.

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! Slow Cooker Asian Zing Chicken Recipe

Alternately I am sure you could use actual chicken wings in this recipe. Just make sure you adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Recipe Features:

  • Slow Cooker: Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook to perfection!
  • Quick and Easy: The hardest part? Stirring ingredients together for the sauce!
  • Best Copycat Recipe: No joke. This is one we make over and over again.
Chicken with asian zing sauce on a white plate

What You’ll Need:

This Asian Zing Wing recipe is the perfect game day appetizer! The flavor is sweet with a little kick. Which makes these different from your typical wing and pairs perfectly with homemade ranch.

  • Chicken: I opted for breasts but winks will work too.
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Chili Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Lemon Juice
  • Seasonings

For a full list of ingredients and measurements see the recipe card below.

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Rinse and chop your chicken into bite sized pieces. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Stir together 1 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of water in a medium sauce pan. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  5. Stir together the cornstarch and rice wine vinegar. Mix into your chicken mixture and cook on high 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
copycat Asian zing bite buffalo wings

Tips and FAQs:

The beauty of this simple chicken recipe is that you make it all in the slow cooker! That means it cooks without much work and stays warm until you are ready to serve!

What is in Asian Zing Sauce?

This sauce is both sweet and spicy. It all starts with a simple syrup of sugar and water. Combine that with garlic chili sauce, soy sauce, lemon, ginger, and vinegar.

How to make this recipe in the oven:

To make this recipe in the oven follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half, or into pieces. Place in a 9×13 pan.
  3. Mix the ingredients together for the sauce. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Asian Zing Chicken Bites (Copycat)

Asian Zing Chicken Bites (Copycat)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

This Buffalo Wild Wings copycat recipe for Asian Zing Chicken Bites is a tasty appetizer! Chicken is coated in a  sweet, spicy & tangy sauce that is full of Asian fusion flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Rinse and chop your chicken into bite sized pieces. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Stir together 1 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of water in a medium sauce pan. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  5. Stir together the cornstarch and rice wine vinegar. Mix into your chicken mixture and cook on high 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Notes

To make this recipe in the oven follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half, or into pieces. Place in a 9x13 pan.
  3. Mix the ingredients together for the sauce. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1090mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 26g

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