Baked Honey Sriracha Wings

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

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings

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!

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine wings, butter, vegetable oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and sesame seeds, if desired.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2013/12/06/baked-honey-sriracha-wings/


Comments

  1. says

    Wow! These look amazing! I am also obsessed with finding the perfect wing recipe- and the perfect brand of chicken wings as well. I can’t stand fatty wings. Will definitely be trying your recipe….love Sriracha. Have you tried the Mango Habanero Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings? It’s excellent – I bought a case and toss my wings in it.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Sriracha is an Asian-style hot sauce. You can find it in the ethnic foods section at your local grocery store.

  2. says

    Oh my Lord, these have to be the best looking wings ever! I’ve never made them before, but I’m definitely giving these a try! Btw, I am now starving girl!!

  3. says

    Chung-Ah, I can’t wait to try this. The sriracha caught my eye, but I love the technique of baking them until crisp and then dousing them in that delicious sauce. They look absolutely incredible!

  4. says

    I saw Georgia’s recipe and wanted to try too (but haven’t had a chance yet). Now you made these delicious wings as well and I have to get wings ASAP! Looks amazing. My mouth water by looking at these photos!!! Irresistible wings #1!!!!

  5. Mandy says

    I am somewhat of a wing ‘snob’ and I have to tell you that I made this recipe tonight and was blown away. I’ll be passing this one down to the famdamily. Thanks, Chung-Ah. To sum it up: TO DIE FOR.

  6. Nancy says

    Just made these exactly as the recipe states this morning. They were delicious. Sweet with a little hint of spicy. I couldn’t get my wings to get crispy, but they were still good. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Lorie says

    OMG these are the bomb! I made this recipe without the cilantro & seeds. I used boneless chicken thighs baking for 45 minutes. The husband said it was the best chicken he’s ever eaten. I will definately try this with wings!

    • Chung-Ah says

      I’m so glad you were able to give this a try! I’ll have to make this again with chicken thighs – it sounds amazing!

  8. MsPrez says

    Just made these tonight…minus the soy sauce since I didn’t have any. They were very tasty. Will definitely make these again.

  9. says

    These look SO good! It is hard to get good wings where I live, and I’m always too intimidated to do them at home because of the deep frying…I definitely need to try this baked recipe! It looks awesome!

  10. says

    Everyones taste is different, but these are the best wings I have ever eaten. I have made them several times, always a hit. I followed the recipe exactly only adjusting the sriracha sauce to 1/4 cup. Warning…….they are addicting!

    • says

      Edit to comment above…..I decreased the sriracha sauce to half the amount. I had doubled the recipe so I used 1/2 cup honey to 1/4 cup sriracha. For us it was the perfect amount of spice.

  11. Krista M says

    I made this for Super Bowl and they were scrumptious! The flavors were great, but I had a couple of problems. My wings didn’t get crispy, so I am thinking I should have cooked them longer. Also my sauce had a strange thick consistency and felt like it did not blend cohesively. What is the glaze supposed to look like? Other than that we all loved them and I would definitely make them again!

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can always broil them for a bit longer to get that amazing crispy crust. As for the glaze, it should have a pretty thick consistency.

  12. Celina says

    Can you use breast or thighs with this recipe? sounds sooo yummy but I don’t any wings in my freezer.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Absolutely – although I recommend using wings, if possible, to get that wonderfully crisp exterior.

  13. Molly says

    At the “halftime” is that after 10-15 minutes you turn them or after the 25-30 minutes of baking time?

  14. EJC says

    First off wings look great, I will be making them soon! But I just had a question about the broiling. Do you transfer the wings off the parchment paper before you broil them? I was under be impression parchment can only be used under 450 degrees.

    Thanks

    • Chung-Ah says

      Because it’s such a short amount of time for broiling, it’s fine to keep the wings on the parchment paper.

  15. Denise says

    My dad requested these again for Father’s Day! They are really fun to make, thanks for the great recipe!

  16. Jeanne says

    Delicious, delicious, delicious! Just made these for our 4th of July dinner and they are awesome! Thank you so much for all the wonderful and delicious recipes! I will make these again and again!

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