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These Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings make a favorite appetizer or meal. The delicious spicy flavor is complimented with a hint of sweetness you’ll love in this simple recipe. 

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These baked chicken wings are one of my favorite things to serve as an appetizer when we have friends drop by  or even serve as a meal for my family. Since they aren’t fried, they are automatically lighter than their deep fried relatives!

The marinade and sauce that I use makes for a really flavorful bite as well. Slightly sweet, with a kick of spice at the end, it is impossible for me to eat just one!

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Here’s my Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings recipe. I hope you enjoy them!

5 from 3 votes

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings Recipe

Appetizers 55 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 6
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Chicken Wings make a favorite appetizer or meal and these easy chicken wings are a definite hit. Sweet and spicy, you’ll love this simple recipe.


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion finely minced
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds chicken wings


  • Whisk together garlic, onion, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame seeds, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  • Place chicken wings into a gallon zip top bag and pour half of marinade over chicken wings, squeeze to remove as much air as possible and refrigerate overnight up to 24 hours. Store remaining marinade in an airtight container to use when baking chicken wings.
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400º F. Spray rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line pan with parchment paper. Place chicken wings onto baking sheet pan. Bake 30 minutes. Brush with remaining marinade and then bake an additional 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I can’t wait for football season just so I have an excuse to make wings. Definitely trying your recipe because I hate frying!

    1. Thanks so much, Amanda. I love how easy this recipe is! I think you’ll love them, too! Even my little boy requests them!

  2. These look delicious Robyn! I’ve never tried baking wings before. It sounds super easy. The best kind of summer meal 🙂

    1. Hi Karen,
      I think you’ll like the result from baking them. So much easier!