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Honey Hot Wings

Sticky sweet and spicy baked chicken wings are crispy and delicious.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 453kcal


  • 1 pound (453g) chicken wings
  • 1 cup (120g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) butter half a stick
  • cup (113g) honey
  • ¼ cup (83g) hot sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F / 204 degrees c. Put a wire baking rack on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. 
  • Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel, then add them to a large bowl along with the flour and cornstarch, mixing until well coated.  
  • Gently shake the wings to remove any excess coating, then place on top of the baking rack in s single layer. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the chicken wings over and bake for another 15 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C.
  • While the chicken wings are baking, prepare the hot honey sauce by pouring honey into a small saucepan over medium heat, then whisking in the butter and hot sauce, until melted and thoroughly combined. Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, then remove the sauce from the heat.
  • Place the baked chicken wings in a large bowl, then pour the sauce over and toss until thoroughly coated. 
  • Return the chicken wings to the wire rack and broil for 2-3 minutes or until they are browned and crispy. Watch closely, as they can burn quickly! 
  • Serve immediately for the best flavor and maximum crispiness.


  • Thaw frozen wings completely before making this honey hot wings recipe. 
  • Pat dry with paper towels before dredging the wings. 
  • Season your dredging mixture with kosher salt and ground black pepper if desired. 
  • Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for super easy cleanup. 
  • Arrange wings on an ovenproof rack for the ultimate crispiness. 
  • Place the chicken wings in a single layer on the baking rack. 
  • Flip the wings halfway through cooking. 
  • Chicken is fully cooked when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C.
  • Prepare the sauce ingredients while the chicken wings bake in the oven or prepare it in advance and warm it before tossing it with the wings. 
  • Make extra sauce to serve as a dip or to add to your other favorite chicken recipes. 
  • Serve the wings with dipping sauces such as ranch or blue cheese dressing.
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 4 days.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg