Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings
Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings
5 from 1 vote
Dive into a world of flavours with the sweet chilli chicken wings. The perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and spicy, these wings promise an experience for your taste buds, all while being incredibly simple to whip up at home!
Sweet Chilli Chicken Wing

Delve into a world of flavor with these tantalizing Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings. Originating from the fusion of Asian and Western culinary influences, this recipe combines the succulence of chicken wings with the irresistible sweet and spicy notes of the homemade chilli glaze.

Perfect for gatherings or simply treating yourself to a flavorful meal, these wings strike a harmonious balance between savory and sweet, with a hint of heat to keep your taste buds tingling.

Crafting these wings isn’t just about following a recipe; it’s about infusing each bite with a symphony of flavors. Despite its exotic appeal, this dish is surprisingly easy to make, even for beginner cooks. With just a handful of pantry staples and a bit of patience, you’ll soon be savoring tender, juicy wings that are bursting with flavor.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy wings, pat the chicken dry with paper towels before marinating and baking.


Chicken Wings: Chicken wings offer tender, juicy meat that’s perfect for soaking up the flavors of the marinade and glaze.

Soy Sauce: Infuses the wings with umami richness and a subtle salty depth.

Olive Oil: Adds moisture and helps to evenly distribute the flavors throughout the wings.

Garlic Powder: Provides a savory, aromatic kick that complements the sweetness of the glaze.

Ginger Powder: Adds warmth and depth of flavor, enhancing the overall complexity of the dish.

Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients and helps to tenderize the meat.

Black Pepper: Adds a hint of heat and a subtle earthy flavor to balance out the sweetness of the glaze.

Sweet Chilli Sauce: The backbone of the glaze, this sauce brings a perfect blend of sweetness and heat to the wings.

Honey: Adds natural sweetness and helps to balance out the spiciness of the chilli sauce.

Rice Vinegar: Provides a tangy acidity that cuts through the richness of the glaze, adding brightness to the dish.

Sesame Oil: Infuses the glaze with nutty richness and depth of flavor, tying all the elements together.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet when cooking the wings, as this can prevent them from browning evenly. Leave some space between each wing for optimal crispiness.

Serving Suggestions

Pair these delectable Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings with a side of steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal. Alternatively, serve them as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next gathering, accompanied by a refreshing cucumber salad or crispy Asian slaw. Don’t forget to garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and sliced green onions for a finishing touch of freshness and texture.

Expert Tip: Feel free to customize the glaze according to your taste preferences by adjusting the sweetness, spiciness, or acidity levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How spicy are these wings?

These wings have a mild to moderate level of spiciness, depending on your preference. You can adjust the heat by adding more or less sweet chilli sauce to the glaze.

Can I use chicken drumsticks instead of wings?

Yes, you can easily adapt this recipe to use chicken drumsticks instead of wings. Simply adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are cooked through.

Can I make these wings ahead of time?

While these wings are best served fresh, you can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them in the oven just before serving. Keep in mind that the glaze may lose some of its shine upon reheating.

Can I grill these wings instead of baking them?

Absolutely! These wings can be grilled over medium-high heat for a smoky charred flavor. Just be sure to baste them with the sweet chilli glaze during the last few minutes of grilling.

Are these wings suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, as long as you use gluten-free soy sauce, these wings are suitable for a gluten-free diet.

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Sweet Chilli Chicken Wing

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Dive into a world of flavours with the Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings. The perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and spicy, these wings promise an experience for your taste buds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 233 kcal


For the Chicken Wings:

  • 500 g Chicken Wings
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

For the Sweet Chilli Glaze:

  • 3 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Ssesame Oil


  • In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, and black pepper to create a marinade.
  • Add the chicken wings to the marinade and toss to coat them evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavours to develop.
  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Place the marinated chicken wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the wings are cooked through and golden brown, flipping them halfway through.
  • While the wings are baking, prepare the sweet chilli glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the sweet chilli sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
  • Once the wings are cooked, remove them from the oven and brush the sweet chilli glaze generously over each wing.
  • Return the glazed wings to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the glaze to caramelize.
  • Remove the wings from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Transfer the wings to a serving platter and sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top for garnish.
  • Serve the sweet chilli chicken wings hot as an appetizer or main dish.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 971mgPotassium: 144mgFibre: 0.3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Wings, Comfort Food, Cooking, Finger Food, Food, Gameday, Recipe, Sweet Chilli
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