10 Stunning Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wings Recipes

First things first; chicken wings are delicious. That crispy, sticky glaze, with the fried or baked crunch of the chicken skin with the sweet and spiciness of the sauce. We’re already hungry.

Chicken wings are super easy to make. Most of the time, you can make the sauce the night before, fry the wings, and slather in the sauce.

In this article, we will give you some of the best sweet and spicy chicken wing recipes for you to enjoy (or eat the whole bowl within ten minutes). Enjoy!

10 Stunning Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wings Recipes

Chicken Wings With Angry Sauce 

These wings are some of the most delicious sweet and spicy wings, and the sauce is Korean-inspired. The sauce can also be used as a marinade, which is perfect if you have any left over. The sauce is called angry sauce because it is sticky and spicy! To make these wings, you will need:

  • 6lb chicken wings
  • ¼ cup canola oi
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • ⅓ cup gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste)
  • 2 tbsp gochugaru (Korean chili powder) 
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • A small handful of sesame seeds and scallions

Firstly, roast or fry your chicken wings. To roast them, preheat the oven to 450F and toss your wings in a bowl with salt, pepper, and oil. Place the wings on some lined baking sheets, with the skin side up. Roast them for around 45 minutes. 

Next, combine all of your remaining ingredients, apart from your sesame seeds and scallions. 

Grab your wings, and pop them in the sauce and toss to coat. 

Garnish with your favorite garnishes and enjoy! 

Crispy Sticky Thai Chicken Wings

Next on our list are these deliciously sweet and spicy Thai chicken wings. Thai chicken wings are unique, and they taste divine. To make these Thai-inspired sticky chicken wings, you will need: 

  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • ¼ soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh grated garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Thai red chili paste
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce (fish sauce if you do not have oyster sauce)
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • Salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Cooking oil for deep-frying, preferably canola or vegetable. 

Firstly, cut the wings into drums and wings, unless you want to keep them whole, which is fine too. 

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, garlic and ginger, honey, chili paste, sriracha sauce, oyster sauces, and mustard. This will make the sauce. 

Next, season your wings with salt and pepper.

Deep-fry your chicken in the oil for around 10 minutes, making sure the skin is crispy and that they are cooked through.

Lastly, toss the wings in your delicious sticky sauce, and enjoy. 

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Honey and Sriracha, how much better could it get? These wings are exactly what you need if you’re craving some spicy and sticky wings. For this recipe, you can cook your wings in the slow cooker, but it is faster to fry them. To make these wings, you will need:

  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • As much Sriracha as your heart desires! 

These wings are super easy to make. Firstly, fry your chicken for around 10 minutes in your oil of choice. Make sure the wings are cooked through, and the skin is crispy.

Next, combine all of your remaining ingredients for the sauce. 

Toss the hot wings into the sauce.

Alternatively, you can brown the chicken in a pan and pour the sauce and wings in the slow cooker, cooking on high for around two hours. 

Serve up these wings with some chopped scallions and another drizzle of Sriracha if you desire. 

Spicy Apricot Chicken Wings

Apricots are a deliciously sweet fruit, and mixed with chili, these wings are truly divine. You can make these wings on the outdoor grill as this recipe calls for, or you can fry them. To make these wings, you will need: 

  • 3 lb chicken wings
  • ½ cup apricot jelly or preserve
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika (sweet or smoky)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground or fresh ginger
  • Optional : ½ cup hickory, apricot, or applewood chips for the grill. 

To make these wings on the grill, light the grill and wrap your wood chips in foil, piercing the foil with a knife or skewer. Add this to the grill and let the wood chips smoke. 

Next, add your apricot preserve, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, soy sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, cayenne and ginger in a bowl and mix. Split the sauce into two halves.

Add the chicken wings to one half of the sauce, and let them sit for a couple of minutes. 

Grill the wings, covered with foil, on a high heat for around 20 minutes. The outside should have grill marks, and it should look delicious. Add the remaining sauce on top of the chicken, or turn it into a sweet and spicy dip. 

To fry these wings, simply fry your wings in oil for ten minutes, coating them in the sauce afterwards. 

Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wings With Fennel And Apple Slaw

These wings are a basic spicy and sweet treat, but they are nevertheless delicious. They are perfectly accompanied by the apple and fennel coleslaw. To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 2lb chicken wings
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp dry sherry
  • A can of cola
  • Three carrots peeled and chopped into thick angled slices
  • A big pinch of black pepper
  • 2 fennel bulbs, sliced thin and submerged in ice water
  • 2 apples (empire apples if possible), sliced in batons
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Greek or natural yogurt. 

Firstly, marinade your wings in the garlic, sherry, and soy sauce. 

Season the wings with salt and pepper, and brown them off in the pan, making sure the skin gets crispy. 

Pour in the whole can of cola, along with the raw carrots, and the marinade. 

Allow this to cook off, and simmer for around 45 minutes. The wings should be tender, and the sauce should have turned into a sweet, spicy glaze. 

You can prepare the coleslaw by mixing yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, fennel, apple, onion, chili, as well as some dill and capers, if you have them. 

You can also add more spice to the marinade if you desire some more spice. 

Copycat Houlihan’s Thai Chicken Wings

These wings are a perfect replica of Houlihan’s classic Thai wings. The wings are sweet, spicy, and sticky, and they are perfectly accompanied by cucumber and peanuts. To make these wings, you will need:

  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tsp red pepper
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp fish or oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce or paste

Firstly, cut the chicken into drums and wings. 

Mix the oil with cilantro, soy sauce, along with half of the garlic, ginger, and red pepper, and mix well. Add the chicken wings to the mix, coating them with all the goodness. Cover, and marinade for two hours.

Preheat your oven to around 400F, and place the chicken on a tray with parchment paper, making sure the skin side is up. Brush the chicken with the marinade, and roast for around 30 minutes until the chicken is deliciously crisp and sticky. 

While the chicken is in the oven, mix the vinegar, sesame oil, fish sauce, sugar, coconut milk, chili garlic sauce, and the remaining garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Add this to a pan and simmer until it becomes a sticky syrupy glaze. 

After the chicken wings are finished cooking, add them to this delicious glaze, and top with cilantro and sesame seeds. 

Sweet And Spicy Orange-Soy Chicken Wings

These sweet soy and orange chicken wings are deliciously sweet. The rice of the red pepper and soy sauce adds a perfect hint of spice to the wings. To make these wings, you will need: 

  • 3 lb chicken wings
  • 1 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider
  • 3 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili pepper
  • Scallions and orange wedges for garnishing 

First up, make the sauce by combining all the ingredients apart from the chicken and the garnishes. Marinate the chicken in the sauce and pop it in the refrigerator. 

Heat the oven to 450F and line some baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. 

Place the wings on the tray, and bake for around 20 minutes. Make sure you flip the wings midway, and brush them with the marinade. 

Serve up the wings, and garnish with scallions and orange. 

Chipotle Lime Chicken Wings

Chipotle wings are some of the most popular chicken wings, and the spice from the pepper with the lime is truly delicious. If you can buy your chipotle peppers in the adobo sauce, then this is great.

If not, adobo sauce is made up of sugar, cinnamon, cider vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, and chili powder. You can add honey to this recipe to make it sweet, as well as spicy. To make these wings, you will need: 

  • 3lb chicken wings
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped chipotle in Adobo sauce (use the Adobo sauce, too)
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional: honey

Separate the wings from the drums if desired, and toss the wings in some neutral oil. 

Heat up a gas grill or an outdoor wood grill. 

Season the wings with salt and pepper. 

Pop the wings on the cold side of the grill, covering with foil and cooking for around 20 minutes. 

Whilst the wings are on the grill, mix your olive oil, chipotle peppers and sauce, lime juice, garlic, and more salt and pepper in a bowl. 

Add your cooked wings to the sauce and toss. 

Pop the wings back into the grill, onto the hot side, and cook until they are brown and crispy. 

Top the wings with a drizzle of honey if desired, and some garnishes. 

You can alternately fry the wings, and then toss them in the sauce afterward. 

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey and BBQ are some of the best flavor combinations, and these wings will never go amiss. These wings are super easy to make, and even better to eat! To make these wings, you will need: 

  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp desired hot sauce (or more!) 

Firstly, preheat your oven to 400F and place a wire rack over a backing tray with some parchment paper or foil. 

Toss your chicken wings with olive oil, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 

Pop the wings in the oven and cook until they are crispy, for around 45-55 minutes. Alternatively, you can fry these wings in some vegetable oil, which will take about 10 minutes.

While the wings are in the oven, make the delicious sauce. 

Melt some butter in a pan. Once the butter is melted, add the BBQ sauce, honey, and hot sauce. Watch the sauce come to a simmer, and turn into a glaze. 

Pop on the grill or the broiler in your oven. 

Transfer the wings to a bowl and toss them in the sauce. 

Add the wings back onto the tray, and add the remaining sauce. Pop the wings back into the oven, and let them broil for around 3 minutes, or until they are caramelized and crispy.  

Jamaican Jerk Hot Wings

Jamaican jerk is one of the tastiest and unique flavors, and it is even better on wings. The jerk flavor is spicy, with hints of delicious sweetness. To make these wings, you will need: 

  • 2lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme 
  • 2.5 tbsp Frank’s red-hot sauce (or any other red-hot sauce)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tsp jerk paste
  • Thyme leaves, for garnish 

Preheat the oven to 500F, and line a big baking tray with some foil, spraying with cooking spray. 

Next, mix the flour with the dry seasonings and salt. 

Toss the chicken in the floured mixture and spread them apart on the baking sheet. Spray the chicken with some more vegetable oil, and cook for around 45 minutes, until the skin is golden and crispy. 

Make the sauce by combining the hot sauce, butter, and jerk paste. 

Once the chicken wings are brown and crispy, add them to the sauce. 

Toss the wings in the sauce, and top with some fresh thyme. 

Final Thoughts

Chicken wings, as we all know, are amazing. Often, chicken wings are plain fried, with a ranch dip or a blue cheese dip. All wings are great, but there is something so delicious about a sweet and spicy glazed wing.

We hope we have helped you find some of the best sweet and spicy wing recipes, and that you love them as much as we do!

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