These Honey Sriracha Wings are the perfect game day appetizer, snack, or main course! They are cooked to perfection and then brushed with a delicious homemade honey sriracha glaze. Serve them up hot and enjoy their sweet and spicy flavor!
You're going to love the big flavors in these easy, baked Honey Sriracha Wings!
One of my favorite things about chicken wings is that there are so many ways to season them!
I love trying out new flavor combinations and this honey sriracha combination is one of my absolute favorites.
The sweet honey pairs perfectly with the spicy sriracha to create a delicious glaze that will have your taste buds tingling!
You'll simply cook the chicken wings in the oven until nice and crispy. While the chicken is cooking, you'll make the sweet and spicy glaze from honey, sriracha, soy sauce, lime juice, and a bit of butter.
Brush the glaze onto the wings before a quick broil and you've got the most delicious wings with layers of sweet and spicy.
Serve them up as a game day appetizer on a tray or enjoy them as the main course with your favorite side dishes.
No matter how you enjoy them, you'll love this flavor combination again and again!
Why Make This Recipe
- The flavor combination of sweet and spicy is the perfect mix to wow your tastebuds.
- The honey sriracha wings ingredients are simple and can be found anywhere.
- Sauced chicken wings make the perfect appetizer, snack, or main course!
- You can control how spicy they are by adding as little or as much sriracha as you enjoy!
- Chicken Wings - Whether you find them fresh or frozen, chicken wings are a great way to change up the flavor in your chicken routine.
- Butter - Makes up the base of the sauce offering a rich buttery texture and flavor.
- Honey - Helps thicken the sauce while giving it natural sweetness.
- Sriracha Sauce - Adds the spicy layer of flavor to the wings.
- Soy Sauce - Gives the base of the sauce a salty umami flavor.
- Lime Juice - Adds bright acidity with complementary lime citrus flavor.
- Optional Garnish Cilantro - Make a beautiful presentation by sprinkling the cooked wings with cilantro.
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Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 400F. Get out a large baking sheet.
Bake the wings: Add the wings onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through.
Make the sauce: While the wings are cooking, melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in the honey, sriracha, lime juice, and soy sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer until thickened. This should take about 5 minutes.
Marinate the wings: Once the wings are removed from the oven, brush them with the thickened sauce. Place the baking sheet back under the broiler for a few minutes or until the wings are nice and crispy.
Garnish and serve: Plate the wings and garnish with freshly chopped herbs and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
The safe internal temperature to cook chicken wings is 165F in the thickest part. Use a kitchen thermometer to ensure safely cooked meat.
For best results, pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel before putting them in the oven. This will ensure crispy skin.
Add the chicken wings in a single layer on the baking sheet to make sure they don't steam.
When broiling after the glaze is put on, be sure to watch the oven carefully as the sugar in the honey will make the skin crisp up fast.
Chicken safety: Wash hands, surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after handling raw chicken. Before serving, ensure the chicken is piping hot and thoroughly cooked, juices run clear and no pink color remains.
For an extra spicy kick, add more sriracha to the glaze. If you want a less spicy version, leave out the sriracha altogether or only use half of what is called for in the recipe.
Make these honey sriracha wings into honey garlic wings by adding garlic cloves to the glaze.
Add a bit of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper to the honey sriracha glaze for an extra layer of flavor.
Replace honey with agave syrup or maple syrup for a different flavor profile.
You can use this method to cook chicken thighs or chicken breasts with the skin on and bone-in. Just be sure to adjust the cooking times.
If you're feeling super fancy, you could even make your own sriracha sauce!
Storage & Freezing
Storage: While best served immediately if you have leftovers they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
Freezing: Chicken wings can be frozen before or after cooking. If freezing cooked wings, make sure they are cooled completely and stored in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to six months. When you're ready to eat them, let them thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven until warmed through.
If freezing uncooked chicken wings, they will keep in the freezer for up to nine months. Let them thaw completely in the fridge before cooking according to recipe instructions.
It's easy! Just whisk honey and sriracha sauce together until combined along with the rest of the ingredients in the sauce.
Yes, you can use your favorite hot sauce in place of the sriracha. Just keep in mind that it will change the flavor profile slightly.
These wings are great as a main course or appetizer. Serve them with a side of rice (try Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice) and steamed vegetables or enjoy them on their own. They would also be great with a dipping sauce on the side such as ranch dressing, blue cheese, or honey mustard.
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Honey Sriracha Wings
- Baking Sheet
- Small Pot
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- Preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C.
- Spread the wings out on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pot over a medium heat.
- Add the honey, sriracha, soy and lime juice, and stir until it’s all melted together and bubbling. Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer and bubble for 5 minutes until thick.
- When the chicken wings are cooked, brush or pour the honey sriracha sauce over them, then broil for a few minutes until browned.
- Serve sprinkled with cilantro.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.