Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
5 from 1 vote
Looking to bring a burst of flavour to your next gathering or just jazz up a weeknight dinner? Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are your fast pass to a foodie paradise. These wings are irresistibly tangy, sweet, and a little spicy.
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

In the realm of finger-licking goodness, few dishes stand as tall as honey garlic chicken wings. Originating as a delightful fusion of sweet and savory flavors, this recipe has become a staple in kitchens worldwide.

With its roots in Asian cuisine, the honey garlic chicken wings boast a rich history of culinary exploration and adaptation. Despite its complex flavor profile, this dish is surprisingly easy to master, making it perfect for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike.

Crafted from a harmonious blend of succulent chicken wings, savory soy sauce, aromatic garlic, and the sweetness of honey, each bite delivers a symphony of flavors that dance on the taste buds.

Enhanced by hints of ginger and a touch of heat from chili flakes, these wings offer a tantalizing balance of richness and zest. Whether served as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a satisfying main course, honey garlic chicken wings are sure to leave a lasting impression at any gathering.

Expert Tip: For maximum flavor infusion, marinate the chicken wings for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight, in the refrigerator before baking.


Chicken Wings: Tender and juicy, chicken wings provide a satisfying base for the flavorful marinade.

Soy Sauce: Known for its umami-rich taste, soy sauce adds depth and complexity to the marinade, infusing the wings with savory goodness.

Honey: Sweet and sticky, honey lends its distinctive flavor to the marinade, creating a perfect balance with the salty soy sauce.

Garlic: Minced garlic brings a bold, aromatic punch to the marinade, elevating the overall flavor profile of the dish.

Ginger: Fresh ginger adds a subtle warmth and earthiness to the marinade, complementing the sweetness of the honey and the richness of the soy sauce.

Oil: Olive oil or any neutral oil helps to bind the marinade ingredients together and ensures that the chicken wings cook evenly.

Salt and Black Pepper: These pantry staples season the marinade, enhancing the taste of the chicken wings with their simple yet essential flavors.

Chili Flakes: For those who crave a bit of heat, chili flakes can be added to the marinade, providing a spicy kick to the wings.

Coriander: Fresh cilantro or coriander leaves serve as a vibrant garnish, adding a pop of color and freshness to the finished dish.

Expert Tip: To ensure even cooking and crispy skin, arrange the marinated wings in a single layer on the baking sheet, leaving space between each wing.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the honey garlic chicken wings hot as an appetizer, paired with a tangy dipping sauce like ranch or blue cheese.
  • For a complete meal, accompany the wings with steamed rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables for a balanced and satisfying dinner.
  • Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds or sliced green onions on top of the wings for extra flavor and visual appeal.
  • These wings also make a great addition to game day spreads or potluck gatherings, where they are sure to disappear quickly.

Expert Tip: For a restaurant-quality presentation, garnish the finished wings with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro or sesame seeds before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use chicken drumsticks instead of wings?

Yes, you can substitute chicken drumsticks for wings in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are cooked through.

Can I make these wings ahead of time?

While it’s best to serve the wings fresh for optimal flavor and texture, you can prepare the marinade in advance and marinate the wings for up to 24 hours before baking.

Can I grill the wings instead of baking them?

Absolutely! These wings can be grilled over medium-high heat for a smoky charred flavor. Just be sure to brush the grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.

How can I make the wings crispier?

For extra crispy wings, you can broil them for a few minutes after baking to achieve a golden brown finish. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

Are these wings spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted to your preference by adding more or less chili flakes to the marinade.

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Looking to bring a burst of flavour to your next gathering or just jazz up a weeknight dinner? Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are your fast pass to a foodie paradise. These wings are irresistibly tangy, sweet, and a little spicy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 315 kcal


  • 800 g Chicken Wings
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Minced
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes Adjust to taste
  • Coriander


  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, minced ginger, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Place the chicken wings in a resealable plastic bag or a bowl and pour the marinade over them. Make sure the wings are well coated.
  • Seal the bag or cover the bowl and let the wings marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes for more flavour.
  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  • Arrange the marinated chicken wings on the baking sheet in a single layer, leaving space between each wing.
  • Bake the wings in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are cooked through and crispy. You can flip them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  • Once the wings are done, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes.
  • Garnish the wings with fresh cilantro or sesame seeds for added flavour and presentation.
  • Serve the honey garlic chicken wings hot as an appetizer or a main dish, accompanied by your favourite dipping sauce.


You can adjust the amount of red pepper flakes based on your preferred level of spiciness.
If you prefer a sweeter glaze, you can brush the cooked wings with a little more honey before serving.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 21gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1127mgPotassium: 218mgFibre: 0.3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 197IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Wings, Cooking, Food, Garlic, Honey, Meat, Recipe
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