Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

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If you like sweet and spicy with a kick of heat, you’ll love these Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. Oven baked with tips for keeping them crispy.

Table of Contents
  1. About this Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings recipe:
  2. What does honey sriracha taste like?
  3. Oven Baked Chicken Wings
  4. Make a Honey Sriracha Sauce
  5. Air Fryer Instructions
  6. How to Keep Chicken Wings Warm
  7. Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe
  8. Other Chicken Wing Recipes

There’s nothing like a pile of sticky chicken wings with a hint of spice and tangy sweet. Whether you’re looking for a game day recipe, an easy appetizer for a tailgate party or a holiday gathering, this is the recipe that will have people coming back for more.

No chicken wing lover will be able to resist this honey sriracha chicken wings recipe. They are baked in the oven, glazed and crispy.

a plate of honey sriracha chicken wings with sesame seeds and chives

About this Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings recipe:

  • Flavor: Sweet and tangy with a hint of spice and heat. What’s not to love about that flavor combination?
  • Texture: Baked chicken wings are extra tender. The meat will fall off the bone making them easy to eat. When they are fresh from the oven, the outside skin will have a slight crisp.

What does honey sriracha taste like?

Sriracha is a sauce made from chili peppers so it packs a punch of heat. It originated in Thailand (source) in the cit of Si Racha.

Sriracha on it’s own I honestly don’t love. It’s hot and slightly bitter. But add honey and suddenly you have a sweet and spicy chili sauce. And that sweet/hot combo has been one of my favorites lately.

If you can’t find sriracha sauce, a substitute would be chili garlic sauce. Or you can make your own sriracha sauce.

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings are a win because they are healthier than breaded, fried chicken wings. We bake them slowly on low temperature so that they end up fork tender and fall off the bone.

No, not as crispy as fried versions, but when wings are messy to eat in the first place, we prefer the extra tender meat to make them just a little easier to eat.

raw chicken wings sitting on a wire rack

Tips for Baking Chicken Wings

  • There are jumbo chicken wings and regular chicken wings. If you buy jumbo, they may need more time in the oven (10-15 minutes) to bake through.
  • Bake the chicken wings on a wire rack so that the juices run down, making the skin crisp up slightly. And for easy cleanup, line that baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Allow the wings to bake first, then toss is sauce and broil with the sauce on. Broiling is key for extra crispiness, and the honey sriracha sauce helps with that crispness as the honey caramelizes.
  • Chicken wings are done when the internal temperature of the wing reaches a minimum of 165ºF. Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest area of the wing and avoid the bone to get an accurate reading.

We LOVE our Thermoworks ThermaPen meat thermometer to quickly test chicken temperatures. This probe thermometer is AMAZING.  Get it here.

Make a Honey Sriracha Sauce

While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. It’s super easy and you just need one saucepan. Combine honey, sriracha, soy, hoisin, garlic puree, lime juice, and butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Whisk well and allow the mixture to heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

You can use this honey sriracha sauce for baked cauliflower, meatballs, chicken or even fish.

baked chicken wings on a wire rack

Air Fryer Instructions

If you have an air fryer, you can air fry chicken wings for extra crispiness. Simply place the wings on the air fryer basket. Give them space between the wings so that air can circulate.

Air fry at 400˚F for 8 minutes, then flip the wings and fry for another 8 minutes or until the wings test done and are golden brown on the outside.

Then you can toss in sauce and put them back in the fryer for an extra 2 minutes if desired.

honey sriracha chicken wings with a bite out of it

How to Keep Chicken Wings Warm

This chicken wing recipe will have a slight crisp to the skin right when it comes out of the oven. However, you may need to transport them or keep them warm for a party.

If this is the case, place them in a slow cooker and set it to low or warm, depending on how long before you need them. They won’t be as crisp as fresh from the oven, but they’ll still be delicious.

a plate of honey sriracha chicken wings with lime wedges
a plate of honey sriracha chicken wings with lime wedges

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

4.84 from 6 votes
If you like sweet and spicy with a kick of heat, you'll love these Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. Oven baked with tips for keeping them crispy.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds chicken wings drumettes and wingettes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sriracha
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic purée or paste
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

To garnish:

  • chopped scallions
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Set an oven safe wire rack in a baking pan. (Line the baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.)
  • Toss wings with vegetable oil then season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange in a single layer on a wire rack lined baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Combine honey, sriracha, soy, hoisin, garlic puree, lime juice, and butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Whisk well and allow the mixture to heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove wings from the oven. Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Toss wings in the sauce and place back onto the wire rack lined baking sheet.
  • Place 6” under the broiler.
  • Broil for 2 minutes.
  • Flip the wings over. Brush with more sauce and return to the broiler. Broil 1-2 more minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds and enjoy.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 6, with 1 serving being ⅙ of the recipe. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1348mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 514
Keyword baked chicken, chicken wings, easy party appetizer, party food

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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