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These delicious Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings are easy to make and full of flavor with a homemade sticky sauce. This easy wings recipe is perfect as a game day appetizer or an easy meal the whole family will love.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

This easy recipe for sticky teriyaki chicken wings comes from my grandma’s recipe box. She used to make these homemade chicken wings frequently when I was growing up, usually for an easy dinner on the weekends.

They’re absolutely lip-smacking delicious. These are not crispy wings, but personally, I think these teriyaki wings are the best sticky wings ever.

My teriyaki pineapple chicken wings recipe is a little different from other chicken wings recipes in that you pan fry the chicken on the stove in a skillet. You can also use an electric skillet if you have one — Grandma did!

Expert tip – They’re super messy! Just be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand, and you’ll be fine.

If you love chicken wings, try my other favorite wing recipes, including air fryer chicken wings, air fryer BBQ chicken wings, air fryer Buffalo wings or grilled honey chipotle chicken wings.

teriyaki wings with green onions on table


You only need a few simple ingredients to make this pineapple teriyaki chicken recipe. They should be easy to find in your grocery store. Full amounts are in the printable recipe card below.

  • Chicken wings — I buy wings cut into drumettes and wingettes, sometimes known as party wings. You can cut whole chicken wings yourself or use the whole wings.
  • Pineapple juice — to sweeten the sauce and add flavor. Look for pineapple juice as it will be thicker and sweeter than using juice from a can of pinepple.
  • Beer — to tenderize the wings
  • Soy sauce — use low sodium soy sauce to cut down on sodium or regular if you prefer
  • Brown sugar — to sweeten the sauce
  • Seasonings — dried minced onions, sea salt, garlic powder and ground ginger
  • Olive oil — or vegetable oil or cooking spray for browning the wings
  • Optional garnish — sesame seeds, green onions or fresh parsley

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce for Wings

To make the homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, add all of the ingredients except the wings and oil in a large mixing bowl or large bowl. Whisk to combine.

You can use the homemade sauce as a marinade for wings or just use it to cook the wings. I used to marinate the wings, but they have plenty of flavor without marinading.

homemade teriyaki sauce in bowl

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings on the Stove

Add the olive oil to a large skillet. I highly recommend a non stick skillet or cast iron skillet.

Next, pat the chicken pieces dry with a paper towel. Then, place chicken wings in the skillet in a single layer, and brown in the olive oil.

Note, if you can’t fit all of the chicken pieces in a skillet, you can cook them in small batches and keep them warm in the oven.

Next, slowly add the teriyaki sauce ingredients and heat until the sauce starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium or medium low, and allow to simmer in the sauce.

cook chicken wings in soy sauce mixture in skillet

As the wings simmer in the sweet sticky sauce, the sauce will start to reduce and thicken up. No need to add anything to thicken it!

You’ll want to keep a close eye on them and turn them frequently so they cook evenly and don’t burn.

As the wings cook, the alcohol in the beer cooks out. So, the whole family can enjoy this recipe! My kids love it!

wings in teriyaki sauce in skillet

Cooking Time

The wings take about 45 minutes to cook. This allows the sauce to thicken and reduce. When it’s thick and sticky, the wings are done.

Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees f, according to a meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer.

And, honestly, the longer the wings sit, the better they taste. So whenever you’re ready, just dig right in!

sticky pineapple teriyaki chicken wings in skilllet

How to Store and Reheat Leftover Wings

Place leftover wings in an airtight container in your refrigerator. If you have an leftover chicken wings, they’re even better the next da! They keep fresh for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze cooked wings for up to 3 months in a freezer safe container or zip top freezer bag.

Reheat chicken wings in an air fryer or on the stove over medium heat. You may want to add leftover teriyaki sauce if you have any or a little store-bought teriyaki sauce to the skillet when reheating.

sticky pineapple teriyaki chicken wings platter

These delicious sticky Asian-style chicken wings are perfect for a game day appetizer during football season or whenever you want an easy chicken dinner.

We love serving these party wings on Super Bowl Sunday! But don’t forget the napkins!

Recipe Substitutions and Variations

The original recipe called for you to marinate the chicken wings in the teriyaki marinade for 4 hours or overnight. You can do this, but I personally think the wings have plenty of flavor since they cook in the marinade.

You can either use the marinade to cook the wings (it’s safe since you are cooking the sauce) or discard the marinade and make fresh sauce.

In place of beer, you can use water or chicken broth. Substitute fresh ginger or minced garlic cloves for the dried ingredients if you like.

For oven baked teriyaki wings, you will need to cook the sauce to thicken it before adding to the chicken.

sticky pineapple teriyaki chicken wings in hands
5 from 14 votes

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings

By: Dee
These delicious Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings are easy to make and full of flavor with a homemade sticky sauce. This easy wings recipe is perfect as a game day appetizer or an easy meal the whole family will love.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 30 wings


  • 30 chicken wings or drummettes
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup beer
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • In a large bowl, add the marinade ingredients, except for the olive oil, and whisk together until well combined
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet, then add chicken and brown on both sides over medium heat
  • Add marinade to skillet, and heat until boiling. Reduce to a simmer, and cook over medium to medium low heat, turning frequently.
  • Cook until internal temperature is at least 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer. Let simmer over low  heat until ready to serve


Make sure to use pineapple juice in its own container and not the juice from canned pineapple. You can sub water or chicken broth for the beer.
To marinade chicken, add chicken to a large bowl, mix marinade ingredients, and pour over chicken. Cover and marinade in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. 


Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 420mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 71IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Asian
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I hope you enjoy these sticky chicken wings as much as we do! These are one of our favorite finger foods.

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Recipe published in 2017 and updated in 2024

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  1. Patrick says:

    Made these for the game today! What a hit!5 stars

  2. Josh says:

    Made these to go with the playoff games. They were so yummy, and everyone enjoyed them so much!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Josh! So glad you enjoyed the wings!

  3. Carmen says:

    Just came across this recipe this morning…looks delicious! I’ve got my wings marinating now – Can you bake these??? Thanks!

    1. Dee says:

      You can bake them on a sheet pan and cook the sauce on the stove or bake them with the sauce in a casserole dish.