Spice lovers will be all over these baked sriracha chicken wings! Cooked until crispy, these wings are then transferred to a large bowl where they are tossed in a sweet/spicy sauce! You have been warned 🙂
Before discussing today's recipe, I wanted to share with you a little background on the main ingredient: chicken wings. When I was a young girl, I remember my dad cooking up a bunch of chicken wings on the BBQ. They were super cheap, around .99 cents a pound. My dad would point out they were this cheap because they were referred to as the "garbage" part of the chicken. You are not getting as much to work with compared to chicken breasts and such.
Fast forward to today. Chicken wings are super pricey! No longer considered the refuse of the chicken, chicken wings have taken up popularity in bars and restaurants around the globe. Here in Canada, it is quite common to see all-you-can-eat deals on chicken wings; probably the best thing going because otherwise, you are paying an arm and a leg. To clarify, chicken wings go on sale for $2.99 lb here. That is on sale! And this is the only time I will splurge on them for Mr. TCW. Now, let me bring you to today's recipe: baked sriracha chicken wings!
- 2 lbs chicken wings
- ½ cup Sriracha
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves, minced.
- Salt and pepper
- 10 basil leaves, chiffonade
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place a baking wire rack on top of the pan and arrange chicken wings on top. This allows for the heat to distribute evenly around the chicken wings, giving you a crispy skin and not a soggy one.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Flip the wings and continue cooking until wings are cooked, about another 20 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, add the butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add sriracha, honey, and soy sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Add chicken to a large mixing bowl. Pour sauce on top and mix until well coated. Serve with fresh basil.
I cook the sauce while the wings are in the oven to save on time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 951Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 216mgSodium: 2106mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 40g
While making the sauce, I added ingredients here and there. Tasting it along the way, I knew it was going to be a bit spicy, so that is why I added the honey and butter. Then of course, after reading the label of our Sriracha bottle, I see it is made with anchovies. Lesson learned, read the ingredients first. Otherwise, Mr. TCW stated the sauce paired perfectly with the wings. He likes spicy so it worked. If you think it will be too spicy, add some extra butter to mellow out the bold spices.