Baked Honey Sriracha Wings

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

These wings are perfect game day food with an amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they’re baked to absolute crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

I figured I’d take a break from all this holiday madness and focus on what’s really important right now, which is none other than football food.

Now if you’ve been following Damn Delicious for awhile now, you may know that I’m a bit obsessed with finding the perfect wing recipe. I’m actually not personally all the crazy about wings but Jason is a HUGE fan, which may actually be borderline obsession. But now that we’re right in the middle of football season, it’s the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of wings with my all-time favorite ingredient, Sriracha.

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

I”ve fried and baked my fair share of wings in the last couple of years. Fried is great and all but it can get really greasy and messy in the kitchen, which is not my favorite combination in the kitchen, or throughout the house. With the baked option, you never get that fried crispness but I may just have discovered a way around that with this recipe.

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Now these wings initially get tossed in a simple buttery spice mixture before they go in the oven. Once they’re almost cooked through, they’re slathered with a sweet, spicy Sriracha glaze, broiled to that crisp, “fried” texture without actually having to deep-fry. That charred, smokiness is such a wonderful addition to the wings, and the glaze is amazingly sweet with just the right amount of heat packed right in!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

These babies are the perfect kind of finger foods for your next football gathering, although I’m sure I could have this all year long!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings - An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they're baked to crisp perfection!

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings

An amazing combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite, and they’re baked to crisp perfection!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the honey Sriracha glaze

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha*
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the glaze, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir in honey, Sriracha, soy sauce and lime juice. Bring to a boil; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine wings, butter, vegetable oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime. Brush wings with Sriracha glaze and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp and crusted.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and sesame seeds, if desired.

*Sriracha is an Asian-style hot chili sauce and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

Adapted from Comfort of Cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 485.9 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73.0g 112%
Saturated Fat 13.6g 68%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 137.6mg 46%
Sodium 376.8mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 15.6g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 13.8g
Protein 24.3g 49%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.