If you like your wings spicy with a hint of sweet, try these Crispy Baked Wings with Spicy Sriracha Honey Glaze. Plus, use this method for getting crispy baked wings with any of your favorite sauces.
I have a bit of an obsession with wings. It started right after I had my son and has continued on full force for the past 5 years. Until the last year, I was happy to enjoy them at our favorite bar-be-que restaurants, but recently I’ve been experimenting with making wings at home. I’ve had the cooking method down for a while, preferring this crispy baked version, but I just couldn’t figure out a sauce I liked very well – until now. I really scored with these Crispy Baked Wings with Spicy Sriracha Glaze – on Super Bowl Sunday, no less. I didn’t really care much about the game, but I was all-in for the food!
I combined the cooking method of a wing recipe for the perfect crispy baked wings from Just a Taste and a twist on a Sriracha Honey Glaze from a Food Network recipe. We like our wings on the spicy side, so I adjusted accordingly.
Aside from the fact that these take a while to bake, they are very easy and a real crowd pleaser. I’m already looking for another excuse to make them again.
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp each salt and ground pepper
- 2 lbs chicken wings, drums and flats separated, tips removed
- Cooking spray
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup Sriracha hot sauce (1/4 cup for mild wings)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse wings and pat dry with paper towels and place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, melt 2 tbsp butter and mix with vegetable oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken wings and toss to coat.
- Put wire cooking racks on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place wings on racks so they don’t touch. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Turn over half way through cooking time.
- While wings are baking, prepare sauce by melting 5 tbsp butter in a sauce pan over medium heat, stir in honey, Sriracha, soy sauce and hoisin sauce (optional). After mixture bubbles, turn down heat to medium low and continue stirring for 1-2 more minutes. Set aside until your wings are done baking.
- Once wings are thoroughly cooked (internal temp of 165 degrees), remove from oven and use tongs to transfer wings from wire racks to a large clean bowl. Pour sauce over wings and toss gently to coat. Serve hot.
It wasn’t much of a game. I missed most of the first half while finishing up the food. In terms of commercials, I liked the Bud Light commercial with they guy beating Arnold Schwarzenegger in table tennis and the Cheerios commercial with the dad and daughter the best. Nothing really wowed me. If you missed them, you can check them out at The Bleacher Report. The half time show was one of the better ones of recent years with Bruno Mars showing what a real performer he is and a solid performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love a good live performance where people are actually singing!