When it comes to wings, J. loves them hot while I prefer milder sweet flavors (with a tang) like sweet thai chili or BBQ. We’ve both been craving wings lately and I wanted to find a flavor that could complement both of our palettes. Enter – sriracha honey wings.
Sriracha Honey Wings
- 1/2 small yellow onion
- 1.5 – 2 lb chicken wings (or drumettes)
- 2 TBSP chicken broth
- 4 TBSP sriracha (2 for marinade, 2 for sauce)
- 4 TBSP honey (2 for marinade, 2 for sauce)
- 2 TBSP chopped cilantro (optional)
Finely mince your onion. Add to a large bowl with the chicken broth, 2 TBSP sriracha, and 2 TBSP honey. Lightly season your wings (or drumettes) with salt. Add to the bowl, toss to coat and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat your oven to 450°F. Place your wings on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.
While cooking, mix your remaining 2 TBSP sriracha and 2 TBSP honey in another large bowl. When the wings are done, remove from the oven and toss them in the extra sauce. Sprinkle with the cilantro, if desired.
These had a nice heat from the sriracha that was tempered by the sweetness of the honey. J. said these were the best wings I’d ever made! And they were so simple! I think a splash of soy sauce in these would add even more of a little Asian flare. Next time, I definitely want to let these marinate a bit longer (perhaps even overnight) to really have those flavor have time to build up and pack that punch.
Until next time!