These are the ultimate sticky chicken wings. The spicy sriracha and sweet orange blossom honey take the glaze over the top and result in serious finger-licking goodness.
Is there anything more glorious than a chicken wing, so sticky it leaves a coating on your fingers, forcing you to lick them off? I think not. And these here wings are the stickiest of all the sticky wings my friends. Just take a moment to appreciate those glossy chicken wings right there. Thing of beauty, isn’t it?
These baked chicken wings couldn’t be easier. The glaze is a mixture of spicy Sriracha (that old pantry staple), honey and soy sauce. Give it a mix, add the wings and toss to make sure they’re fully coated.
Into the oven they go with their vibrant red glaze and after a few tosses, turns and a little more basting, out they came looking like this. I mean, seriously now. It took all my will-power not to dive right in but once I did, you guys, I can’t even explain to you how freaking delicious these were. If I had a bucket-full in front of me, I would’ve scoffed the whole lot. No jokes. Serve these with copious amounts of chilled beer and many, many napkins. Trust me.
How long to bake chicken wings
Wings should take no longer than 20-25 minutes to bake in a 200ºC/390ºF oven. If your wings are particularly large, add a few minutes. They are cooked when a meat thermometer registers 73ºC/165ºF into the thickest part of the meat. The chicken will be opaque white all the way to the bone.
How to cut chicken wings
- Placing the wing in front of you on a chopping board, spread the wing out resemble a V shape. If your wings have the tips still attached, your wing will look a little like a zig-zag.
- Where the drumette meats the flat piece of the chicken wing, slice between the joints with a sharp knife, splitting the two. You can choose to slice of wing tips too but I prefer keeping them on. If slicing off the wing tips, discard or use for stock.
- You will now have two parts of your chicken wing. The drumette and the flat piece containing two long bones.
Chicken wings recipes
Sticky sriracha- honey chicken wings
- 10 chicken wings split to create 20 wings (10 mini drumsticks, 10 winglets)
for the glaze
- 4 tablespoons honey I used Melissa's orange blossom honey
- 2-3 tablespoons sriracha
- juice of 1 lemon
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili jam/peach chutney
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
- Combine all the glaze ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add the chicken wings and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Place the marinated chicken wings on a greased baking tray in a single layer and spoon a little of the glaze over each wing.
- Place in the oven and allow to bake for 20-25 minutes.
- In the meanwhile, place the remaining glaze in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes until the glaze is hot and thickened slightly.
- Half way through baking, turn the wings and baste them with the remaining glaze.
- When the wings are cooked through and sticky, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
These look awesome!
Is there any benefit to marinading for longer? Overnight etc?
Longer marinating usually results in the marinade penetrating the meat more: More flavor + Juicier meat. With wings though, I don’t see the value, unless you want to prep ahead in which case it makes total sense.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I have got to make these for my son Casey the next time he’s home Alida! I know he’d just love them!
He’ll love them! 🙂
These were delicious!
Hi Alida, love that these are baked, they are perfect for game day.
They definitely are!
These just look OUTSTANDING. Sticky deliciousness all on a wing! Thanks Alida!
Thanks so much Kevin. They are by far my favourite chicken wings. 🙂
These look gorgeously lacquered and shiny!! YUM!!!! xo
Thanks R! x
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
Oh man! I can totally see myself eating all the wings and not sharing a single piece. These look too good.
You and me both! 🙂
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
These looks so deliciously sticky! My boys will love them. Never would have thought to use orange blossom honey. What a great idea!
I love using different types of honey in food. And the flavour of orange blossom honey is just so delicious, it makes anything you put it in tastier.
Mary Ann @ thebeachhousekitchen
OMG Alida! These look insanely delicious! My son Casey comes home for fall break next week and he LOVES wings! I can’t wait to make these for him!
Thanks Mary Ann. They are crazy good. Please let me know what Casey thinks. 😉
Made these tonight and they were awesome! Added some Presidents choice ginger marmalade in exchange for the specialty chili ginger jam and it was a perfect substitute. I also turned and basted them a few times with extra sauce I made, these are my new fave, thanks for the share!
Ah, I’m so pleased you love them so much. It’s such a crowd-pleasing recipe. Love your idea of using ginger marmalade. Perfect substitute.
Hi. I made this yesterday and my husband liked it. We would only recommend some garlic in the recipe and it would be great. I really loved how easy this was and I had fun making it. Thanks so much for posting!
I love the idea of adding garlic. Thanks so much for your comment.
These look really good. I have some similar recipes on my website but they are a lot more spicy. I must give these a try!
Thanks Wade! Let me know what you think when you’ve tried it!
These look absolutely amazing–I’m going to the store right now, and I’m going to make these for dinner!
Thanks for sharing!
xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com
Thanks Hannah, they really are! Let me know what you think of them!
Döh not everyone has access to chili and ginger jams.
True, which is why I stated you can easily leave it out and it won’t have a massive effect on the end result. The key ingredient here is the Sriracha.
Where does one find Melissa’s Chili Ginger jam mentioned in the Stick Sriracha wing recipe?
Pamela, you can find it at the link at the bottom of the post or alternatively at one of their shops. I think they only ship in South Africa at the moment but many other stores will have something similar if you’re not based here.
Oh yes, sticky chicken wings, I looove them. I know it’s weird, but I always lick them first. These look amazing, I never had them with such flavour combinations, the ginger jam sounds delicious.
Hahaha. I don’t think that’s weird at all! The ginger jam makes for an awesome addition but I can guarantee you that even without it, these wings are a winner.