Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
These crispy oven baked honey sriracha chicken wings come out of the oven deliciously crispy and saucy on the outside, and super tender and juicy on the inside. They will disappear off the table before you know it. Perfect served alongside cheesy scalloped potatoes.
These sriracha chicken wings are sweet and spicy and sticky and saucy… and totally drool-worthy.
Baked Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are naturally more flavorful compared to some of the other parts, such as chicken breast. When marinated in seasonings, they are off-the-charts-good!
More often chicken wings are sold with bone-in and skin-on, but you can also find skinless, boneless versions. You may be surprised to find that chicken wings are actually light meat, not dark meat. Still, they are deliciously tender and succulent due their fat content.
In this recipe, I chose skin-on wings because they result in the golden crispy appearance, taste amazing and result in extremely juicy chicken wings!
And as it goes with any bone-in meat, it packs loads of flavor and keeps the meat moist.
Oven Baked Honey Sriracha Wings
These oven baked chicken wings are first coated with a delicious, flavorful marinade before they are roasted to crispy perfection.
How do I even start with this… This sriracha chicken wings are UNREAL!
There are a lot of honey sriracha wing recipes out there…
I am sharing my version with your guys because it is such an easy, fuss-free recipe and it turns out juicy every single time!
Bake or fry chicken wings?
As much as I love a good piece of chicken wing, I don’t very much like the frying process.
Also, the dietitian in me starts sending red-alerts every time I deep fry something…
Not that it stops me..
But sometimes, just sometimes, I do listen to my inner voice…
Especially when they can result in baked chicken wings just like fried chicken wings!
Believe me, you can not tell the difference.
Load Up the Heat
I love using cayenne pepper and red chilli powder in this recipe as well.
I believe all kinds of spicy ingredients add their own share of flavor and heat.
While I use mild sriracha because of a kid at home, you can easily turn up the heat with extra hot sriracha!
What is sriracha sauce?
Sriracha Sauce is a spicy, tangy hot chili sauce which you can find in the Asian or sauce aisle of most supermarkets.
Why I love these baked honey sriracha chicken wings
Who doesn’t love chicken wings? If you don’t, I am not sure if we can be friends…
We can be friends…
Because that means I can eat your share of the sriracha wings! 🙂
- Bursting with sweet and spicy flavors
- Ridiculously easy (Just marinate and let the oven do the rest!)
- Recipe is so versatile that it goes with literally any other dish
- You get juicy tender, meat every time!
- You can easily bake a large batch for a huge crowd
- Forgiving recipe- you can never really go wrong with it!
- Finger lookin’ good
- These spicy little wings will disappear right off the table in no time!
If you’re a lover of hot sauce and spices, this recipe is a must-try!
Mind you these are not overly spicy wings, which is probably why even the kiddos have come to accept it as their favorite.
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Sriracha Chicken Wings Ingredients
I love this sriracha honey marinade because it’s made with the best balance of sauces AND spices! The combination of flavors is down-right fantastic.
- Chicken wings
- Mild sriracha sauce
- Soy sauce
- Hot sauce
- Lemon juice
- Garlic cloves
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
- Red chili powder
How to bake chicken wings
So, how do you make sriracha baked chicken wings?
As mentioned above, for the juiciest chicken wings, choose bone-in and skin-on.
First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
Wash and pat dry the chicken wings.
The chicken wings are then tossed in a delicious spicy marinade.
The wings go onto a large baking sheet or dish. You can even use a rack.
Finally, baked at high heat until crispy and golden brown.
Look at how juicy they turn out. Baked chicken wings – perfectly crispy and golden! Sweet and spicy! This sticky goodness – so luscious!
Right around now, you may want slap on a warning label for how addictive these wings are!
These wings are best when served immediately. You’ll be hard-pressed to keep your hands off!
How long do chicken wings take to bake?
Bake Chicken Wings at 400°F (200°C) for 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven and size of the wings. After 30 minutes, you will want to keep an eye on the wings to make sure the the coating does not burn or blacken.
Chicken wings are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the juices run clear. Or, insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the wing, being careful to avoid the bone. If the internal temperature is 165°F or above, you can take them out. If the wings are below 165 °F, return to the oven.
However, for best results, you can let the internal temperature of the baked wings reach about 185F-190F.
What equipment or tools will I need?
- A baking dish
- Measuring spoons
- Bowl for marination
- Rubber Spatula for mixing
Make Ahead Tips
Chicken wings are a great make-ahead item since you can marinate the chicken a day or so inadvance and refrigerate.
You can even freeze the marinated mixture as part of meal prep.
How do I store chicken wings?
Room Temperature: You can keep baked chicken wings at room temperature for up to two hours.
Refrigerator: You can keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freezer: Yes, you can freeze the leftovers for another meal!
If you would like to freeze the leftover chicken wings, just place them in a zip lock bag or an airtight container. You can store them like this for 3-4 months.
Just thaw the baked chicken wings in the refrigerator overnight, wrap in foil for reheating at 180 degrees C in the oven for around 10 minutes.
Glistening with fat, tender in the center but broiled to a crisp around the edges. Did you hear perfection?
When can I serve oven baked honey sriracha wings?
- Party snack
- Lunch box item
Either way, takes just minutes to put together the marinade!
How do I serve chicken wings? Chicken Wing Dips
- Ranch dressing or serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Mashed potatoes
- Cheesy scalloped potatoes
- Greek-style Salad
It is the best baked wings recipe and I think you should try it today!
I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does!
Oven Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
- 800 grams wings
- ¼ cup mild sriracha sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¾ teaspoon red chili powder
- Wash and dry the chicken wings by thoroughly patting down with paper towels.
- In large bowl, add the wings and all the other ingredients, mix well to combine. Marinate overnight or at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 200°c. A high temperature helps crisp the skin.
- Lightly brush a large (nonstick) tray with oil and arrange the wings on it, leaving some gap between each.
- Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
- Sprinkle a little cilantro and sliced green chilies (if you like) on top to bring out their color.
- These wings are best when served immediately.
- Use measuring spoons for this recipe
- You may use the regular sriracha sauce.
- You can use boneless skinless thighs for this recipe if you prefer.
Did you try this recipe?
I would love to know how it turned out for you! 🙂 Leave a comment below, and post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #theovenist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should I cover chicken wings with foil when baking?
There is no need to cover up the chicken wings with foil. In fact, leaving it uncovered is what helps with skin get beautifully crispy as the wings don’t ‘steam’ under the foil.
Can you overcook chicken wings?
It is possible, but not as likely as overcooking chicken breasts. Chicken wings are more forgiving in this department.
# Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings