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Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

I grew up in a kitchen where the fridge always showcased a prolific amount of hot sauces.  My dad was the self-proclaimed King of Spice.  His garden invariably boasted an abundance of hot peppers.  All shapes, sizes, and colors – you name it, he grew it.  A plethora of hot sauces was created out of those homegrown peppers.  In addition to the DYI variety, Dad also kept an ample supply of store bought versions, like the currently popular Sriracha.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Dad would consider Sriracha on the very mild side of the spice scale.  But for me, it contains the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and kick.  Because Dad didn’t encourage us kids to emulate his palate, I am good with just a bit of kick when needed.  A couple bottles of Sriracha and Tabasco keeps us plenty happy.

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Relevant side note: Hubby drowns his pho in Sriracha – yes, he’s that type of pho eater.  Our boys have somehow grown to appreciate a hint of heat in certain dishes, all on their own.  Which is why I like creating food with a little kick once in awhile.

This Peanut Sesame Noodles with Sriracha is a home run around here. People tell me it’s a winner in their homes as well.  This time I decided to fire up our chicken wings with this Honey Sriracha sauce.  Wow.  Just wow.  This is a-ma-zing!

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These Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings leaves us no leftovers.  Not even one little piece remaining.  This stuff is simply awesome.  The Honey Sriracha sauce is sweet, spicy, gooey, and seriously finger lickin’ great.  The chicken is first baked to crisp perfection.  Then the luscious sauce is poured over the crispy chicken wings.

These chicken wings are easy enough for weeknights, yet tasty enough for any weekend party.  Don’t lose this recipe.

Kick it up and enjoy!

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

5 from 2 ratings
These honey sriracha chicken wings are the perfect balance of sweet 'n spicy. They are crispy and gooey at the same time. Don't expect leftovers.
Servings: 6


  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 3 lbs chicken wings, split, no tips
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp kosher/coarse salt

For the Sauce:

  • 5 TB butter
  • ½ cup pure honey
  • ¼ cup Sriracha, use less if you want it mild
  • 1 TB regular soy sauce
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400F, with rack on upper middle position. Line a large baking sheet with foil and grease the foil. Dry chicken wings with paper towels.
  • In a bowl, combine oil, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Pour mixture over dried wings, tossing to coat thoroughly.
  • Place wings in single layer on foil lined baking sheet. Bake 45-50 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  • While chicken is baking, make the sauce. In a small pot, melt butter. Add rest of sauce ingredients, constantly stirring, until mixture starts to bubble. Immediately remove from heat and set aside.
  • Transfer baked wings to a large bowl. Pour as much sauce as desired over wings, tossing to coat well.
  • Serve immediately while chicken is crisp.
  • Garnish with lime wedges if desired.
Course: appetizers

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    • Anne
    • 5 stars

    These are absolutely outstanding. I always have to double (or triple!) the recipe because they go fast. This is my new go-to party recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      Sooo happy you tried and liked this recipe, Anne! 🙂

    • Monika

    Made these tonight for the Superbowl. Very, very good and unbelievably EASY! The sauce is amazing. Perfect combo of hot & sweet. Love, love, love this recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Monika! That’s what we LOVE to hear 🙂 So glad you guys enjoyed it, and thanks for taking time to come let us know! 🙂

    • That And This

    Made these tonight for dinner. These are super good! The whole family loved them and I have a picky bunch.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, thanks for coming over and letting us know! So happy to hear it 🙂

    • Kim

    Delish! I did the 30 20 10 method ~ 30 flip, 20 flip then baste 5 flip baste 5 flip..
    Will be my go to wing recipe…and just so you know I have two non-wing lovers in the family. Both said…Delish!!!

      • Kim

      also…transferred wings to a dry pan for the last 10 mins…

      • chewoutloud

      YAY, Kim! Awesome 🙂

    • Paula

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were delicious. I love the sauce. My bf was very impressed as he’s big on wings and this was my first time making them. He’s the one that usually makes wings. I’m def keeping This recipe in my favorites.

      • chewoutloud

      YAY! Way to go, Paula! So glad you guys liked this 🙂

    • Cassi

    Am I correct in assuming that in the first oil, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper stage that the butter should be melted?

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, that’s right, Cassie! Hope you like! Thanks for coming over 🙂

    • Erin
    • 5 stars

    The very first chicken wing attempt I made was absolute perfection. So I’m sticking with it. I used your sauce recipe but definitely prepared them differently. First I tried to get the chicken as dry as possibly with paper towels. Then I placed them in a single layer in a baking dish and sprinkled kosher salt all over them. Back in the fridge for a few hours, preferably over night. Then take them out and wipe down with paper towels again. Then place the wings in a steamer basket and steam for 15 min. Place them on a cooling rack sitting on pan lined with aluminum foil. Back in the fridge for 45 min. At this point, I took them out and sprinkled garlic powder and pepper all over them. Into a 400F for 20 min. Meanwhile, I prepared the sauce as instructed. I let it reduce a bit on the stove then added a tiny amount of starch to thicken it a bit more. After 20 min, brush on the sauce. Back into the oven for 20 min more. Perfectly crisp skin and moist meat. Delicious sauce!!

    • Angela

    These wings were fantastic! Do not skip the lime juice I did the first time I tried them but the second time the lime really brought all of the flavors together. My boyfriend is currently doing the dishes, I am pretty sure just so he can lick the bowl clean! Thanks for sharing!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Angela! So glad to hear how much you enjoyed it :). Thanks for coming over and letting us know!

    • Mary

    Ok, the sauce was amazing! However, the first step with the oil. butter, garlic powder, etc, didn’t work out so well. I think it would have been better to baste the wings with the oil and butter, then sprinkle on the garlic powder, if necessary. We typically do not put anything on our wings during the baking stage and still turn out a very nice golden brown, crispy skin, then slather on our sauce. Will try that next time, and your sauce was killer. We only used a quarter cup of sriracha and was perfect for our palette.

      • chewoutloud

      Sounds great, Mary! Glad you liked the sauce 🙂

    • keirajn

    Omg these were so good! My picky husband gobbled them right up! Great recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, love to hear it!! Thanks for taking the time to come here and let us know, Keirajn 🙂

    • Chantelle

    Chew out loud? I smacked my wings out loud. Pretty sure I sounded like a horse while eating these tasty wings! They were perfect! 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Love to hear it, Chantelle! Thanks for taking the time to tell us 🙂

    • nigela

    hi,we cant get this sauce here in singapore,
    any other substitute,,hope you can share,,
    thanks nigela–sg

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Nigela! I’m not sure what you can get in Singapore, but I am guessing there are plenty of other hot sauces available 🙂 I’d suggest a mild to medium hot sauce that is somewhat sweet and tangy. That would be your best substitute. Hope that helps, and thanks for coming over! 🙂

    • Sarah|pickledcapers

    We buy Sriracha in bulk over here and I am really intrigued by the honey and lime accents to this dish. I have a feeling these will be accompanying our next game day.

      • chewoutloud

      Sarah, would love to hear how you guys like it. I can’t wait for game day snacking, either 😉

    • A Cookbook Collection

    Yum! Will definitely be giving these a try

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks! I think you will really like it! 🙂

    • Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious)

    These look finger-licking amazing!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks for coming over, Chung-Ah! These really are fabulous 🙂

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