Delicious!  These are a great addition to a finger food party.  I don't  know why I really love this sort of thing.  My hubby is not a huge fan...never has been.  If I see this at a party, it is one of the first things I grab.  How about you?


1/cup olive oil (125 mL)
1/cup soy sauce (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 1/cup sugar (125 mL)
2 tbsp finely chopped ginger (25 mL)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/tsp hot chili powder or use chili sauce, to taste (2 mL)
3 lbs chicken wing drumettes (1.4 kg)


In medium bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, liquid sweetener, ginger, garlic and hot chili powder.  In 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) glass baking dish, pour marinade over chicken, turning to coat. Cover baking dish with foil and marinate chicken overnight in sauce. 

Place on greased cookie sheets.  Brush with marinade. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 25 minutes.  Baste chicken with marinade again.  Bake another 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how thick they are (the juices have to run clear).  Place under grill 10 minutes to brown, if necessary. Watch carefully.

Helpful Hints:  This marinade would also be excellent for pork ribs or Chicken Shish Kabobs.

Use 1 tbsp (15 mL) ground ginger and 3/tsp (3 mL) garlic powder, instead of fresh ginger and garlic, if desired.