We love chicken wings in their many available flavors. We also love that we can make wings with a crispy exterior and juicy meat in the oven without having to deep fry them. More importantly the flavor really matters to us, and these Sweet and Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are absolutely delicious and are baked in your oven without too much effort!
How to make crispy wings without deep frying?
Deep frying can be very intimidating and not very practical, so we usually opt to make our wings in the oven instead. And even better, the result of baking chicken wings is just as delicious and results in crispy skin and juicy wings!
Baking powder is the trick to making the skin and exterior of the wings seem like they’ve been deep fried. It’s as simple as that!
Additionally, baking the chicken wings on a rack over a sheet tray allows for enough air flow that you don’t even need to worry about flipping them over during the baking process.
Finally, tossing them in the sauce right before serving will ensure that you still get the crispy texture when it’s time to devour the chicken wings.
Can I use an air fryer to make this recipe?
You most certainly can make these wings in an air fryer instead of in the oven. The great thing about an air fryer is that it cuts the time to make these almost in half. In an air fryer, your wings will likely only need about 20-25 minutes total at 400°F.
We have noticed that when cooking these honey garlic wings in an air fryer, you may need to flip them at least once or twice throughout the cooking process, though.
Sweet and Spicy Wing Sauce
As for the sticky honey garlic sauce, that’s where most of the flavor comes from. Sambal oelek and cayenne pepper add a spicy kick and savory heat that is just right, while the honey balances the spice perfectly for a tangy sweetness. The other components in the sauce all play a part to give the delicious wings a perfect flavor for game day!
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Looking for more Game Day Snacks?
Here are a few other recipes we love to make for game day or other parties:
- Baked Whiskey Glazed Hot Wings
- Jalapeño and Smoked Gouda Bagel Dog Bites
- Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Pecan Jalapeño and Gouda Cheese Ball
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