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Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Sweet and spicy come together with a little bourbon to make my Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings the perfect tailgating food!

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No napkins necessary when you serve these Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings because you are going to lick your fingers clean!

Whether it be tailgating, a BBQ, or just a regular Tuesday night chicken wings are always a hit.  I admit that I prefer the “flats” instead of the “drums” because I like the skin on the flats when it gets extra crispy.  When I order chicken wings at a restaurant, I always tell them to fry them a little longer because I want them extra crispy.  

I am not sure if they are actually cooking them longer because they are a little soggy when they reach the table.  To fix it I started ordering the sauce on the side.  Most of the time this keeps the wings crispy but then they lack the flavor if the sauce doesn’t have a chance to mingle with the chicken.

When I order chicken wings at a restaurant, I always tell them to fry them a little longer because I want them extra crispy.  I am not sure if they are actually cooking them longer because they are a little soggy when they reach the table.  

To fix it I started ordering the sauce on the side.  Most of the time this keeps the wings crispy but then they lack the flavor if the sauce doesn’t have a chance to mingle with the chicken.

You won’t have a flavor problem with these wings and by baking them you can get them as crispy as you like and the extra basting of sauce ensures that they are packed with flavor!

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I love the drizzle of honey at the end to balance out the heat of the Sriracha | Take Two Tapas | #Sriracha #honey #Bourbon #lime #ChickenWings #Wings

When I have made chicken wings in the past, I have made them like my blogger buddy Nagi makes them, nice and crispy, with her special technique.  My 4-Pepper Jelly Wings are made this way along with my Peach Bourbon Chicken Wings because they get super crispy.  

But if you don’t have time to do the extra steps don’t worry, baking them with this sticky sriracha honey bourbon glaze will get you crispy delicious wings too.

Sriracha is always a good idea when it comes to chicken. Something about the heat mixing with moist and juicy chicken makes my mouth water.  How about you?  

Sriracha is also amazing on pork like in these Healthy Korean BBQ Street Tacos from West Via Midwest and this Korean BBQ Chicken from Bowl Me Over.  I may like a lot of sriracha but if I am eating a ton of these chicken wings I need a little honey to temper it a bit or my lips will be burning before I can get a dozen wings in.

Bourbon seems to be a common theme too as I like to throw it in my chicken wing sauces too. I won’t deny that I like to drink it too while I am mixing up the chicken wing sauces.  Why not?  Julia Child drinks wine when she cooks with it, why not drink bourbon while I cook with it?

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Add my Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings to your rotation of chicken wing flavors this season and bring the heat, and the sweet, to your party, tailgate gathering, or Tuesday night dinner table.

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings on a pan

Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Sweet and spicy come together with a little bourbon to make my Sriracha Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings the perfect tailgating food!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon

Chicken Wings

  • 2 pounds of chicken wings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix together the honey, Sriracha, and bourbon in a small bowl.
  3. Brush chicken wings with 1/3 of the sriracha mixture.
  4. Place on baking sheet and cook for 50 minutes or until cooked through, brushing with 1/3 of the sriracha mixture halfway through.
  5. I like my chicken wings crispy so I tend to cook mine a little longer.
  6. When wings are finished cooking, remove them from the oven and brush with the remaining 1/3 of the sriracha mixture.
  7. Serve hot!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 pound
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 19g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Some of my favorite tools for making chicken wings, be it on the grill or in the oven, are an aluminum baking sheet, cooking rack, and a pastry brush for getting the yummy sauce into all the nooks and crannies of the chicken wings.  Now, I prefer the brushes with the natural bristles but they are harder to clean so if you like a silicone one here is the link for that.

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Irena - OnePointofView.net

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Wow, these wings look amazing. They look like they're from a Michelin star restaurant, but the recipe seems pretty simple to follow. Beautiful!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Thank you so much! They taste as good as they look!

Debra C.

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Oh my goodness these wings look spectacular! Your photos alone are making me hungry and the recipe looks outa this world! Perfect for watching football on Sunday, these will definitely be on the list!