These healthier Baked Honey Sriracha Wings will have everyone begging for the recipe. These baked wings literally fly off the plate and are always a favorite at parties. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
When it comes to appetizers and game day treats, everyone will go crazy for these Baked Honey Sriracha Wings. They are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet and make a nice alternative to traditional Baked Buffalo Wings.
Lately, I have been trying to pad my holiday appetizer arsenal and it is always fun to have a few unexpected gems up your sleeve. These Baked Honey and Sriracha wings, inspired by a popular Food Network recipe, definitely dazzle and work great for any get-together. The spice is balanced out by the honey creating a nice sweet, spicy, and salty combination. And wings are always a huge hit at any party so they are almost guaranteed to get gobbled up.
Let's talk about why these wings work so well! First of all, a good wing has to be crispy. These wings get super crispy right in the oven without needing a deep fryer or tons of oil. Then there is the sauce. These wings are covered in an addictive sweet and spicy sauce made with honey, Sriracha, butter. garlic, soy sauce, and a touch of lime juice. It is slightly sticky and super delicious. My family and friends would eat pretty much anything if it were covered in this sauce. In fact, I am thinking about trying it with some crispy baked cauliflower soon.
Like things extra spicy? Just taste the sauce before tossing it with the wings and add as much spice as you like. You can also double the sauce and serve some on the side for dipping. When I serve these I like to pair them with some sliced jicama, cucumbers, and snap peas or a refreshing slaw like this Pineapple No Mayo Slaw.
How do you make Honey Sriracha Glaze?
Honey Sriracha glaze is delicious and can be made for these baked chicken wings and also used for all kinds of other recipes. Drizzle it on grilled chicken, pork, or steak. Add it to roasted veggies or turn it into a stir-fry sauce. The possibilities are endless and this simple glaze makes everything taste good. To make honey and Sriracha glaze, you will start by melting butter in a saucepan with some minced garlic. Once the garlic is fragrant, you will add equal parts honey and Sriracha. I like to add a touch of soy sauce and lime juice as well, but that is optional. Bring it to a simmer and let it cook for a couple of minutes to thicken. Here's the base recipe:
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Sriracha
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
- 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
How to do you bake wings so they come out crispy?
There are a few important things you can do to make sure you get super crispy baked wings. First, it is extremely important that your wings are dry. This means using paper towels to dry the wings, trying to remove as much excess moisture as possible before cooking them. If you have time, you can toss the wings with a little bit of flour and let them air dry in a single layer in the fridge for at least one hour, ideally overnight. This helps remove all the excess moisture and allows the wings to get incredibly crispy in the oven.
Second, you need to make sure your wings are cooked at a high temperature. Cooking the wings at a high temp, like 425, allows the fat to melt away and the skin to get super crisp. At lower temperatures, this is much more difficult to achieve.
How to Reheat Baked Wings
If you don't think you will finish all the wings and plan on reheating them later, I recommend leaving the sauce separate if possible. This way the wings won't get soggy. Then to reheat, place them on a foil lined baking sheet in a single layer. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and the cook for 8-10 minutes until they are sizzling and hot to the touch. During that time, warm the sauce in a pan or the microwave. Toss the hot wings with the sauce and serve. This will also work if you have already added the sauce to the wings, they just might not be quite as crispy.
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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Lay out the chicken wings on a baking sheet covered in parchment and completely cover with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the wings are nice and crispy. At this point you could eat them just like this or add any type of seasoning.
While the wings are cooking, add the butter to a small sauce pan until melted. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the Sriarcha, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.
Once the wings are finished, gently remove them from the pan and toss with the sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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