Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Recipe

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by

My husband has managed to get my kids addicted to chicken wings and every time we head out to a restaurant, that is what they enjoy getting.  Since I cannot afford for them to go out to eat every week, I figured I needed to find a recipe to easily make them at home.  I love the combination of sweet and spicy flavors combined together and this recipe has a great balance.  It is not flaming hot so if you want MORE heat, just kick it up with some cayenne pepper in the dipping sauce right before you serve it.  I warn you though, put down some aluminum foil on your baking sheet because the honey in the marinade creates a bit of a mess when it bakes!  Since this chicken wing recipe is baked rather than fried it is lower in fat, which is nice!  I use sriracha sauce for the heat in this recipe but you can use other hot sauces depending on your preferences.

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sweet and spicy chicken wing recipe

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Recipe

Yield: 4 to 6

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Recipe

sweet and spicy chicken wing recipe

A great blend of sweet and spicy flavors make these chicken wings delicious!

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes


  • 2 dozen Chicken wings and/or Drumettes
  • For the marinade:
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 red wine Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper to taste
  • For the Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 TBSP Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Add in the chicken wings/drumetts and toss to coat. Place in refrigerator and marinate 2 hours to overnight, mixing occasionally
  3. Place the chicken on a foil lined cookie sheet
  4. Bake in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for 35 minutes, turning over half way through.
  5. While chicken is baking, mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Remove chicken from oven and let cool slightly before serving with the sauce.

Do you have a favorite chicken wing recipe?  If you do, leave a link in the comments below so I can try it out!

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  1. Oh that looks amazing! I need to try this!
  2. These look really good! I'll have to give this recipe a try the next time I have my brothers over. I've added this page to my StumbleUpon. :)
  3. Hi these chicken wings look so good. I saw it on what's cooking wed. Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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