Spicy Honey Hot Wings

Gluten Free Living – 2015

Spicy Honey Hot Wings is one incredibly amazing appetizer! Spicy Honey Hot Wings can be prepared hot and spicy by dredging the chicken wing drumettes in the seasonings, or have just a lightly-flavored spiciness by sprinkling the seasonings over top of each side of the drumettes. If you’re serving adults, I highly recommend you go for it and coat the chicken wings well. If you’re serving kids you may have to back off the seasonings a little. The combination of seasonings is incredible. Then, when you add a honey plus apple cider vinegar basting sauce, the chicken just morphs into something spectacular.

We were having a houseful of company last week and I decided to have a finger-food luncheon after church instead of my usual meat and potatoes or pasta-type meal. I looked online for chicken wing recipes and fully intended to try one of them. But I decided to base this recipe on another chicken recipe I adore. I was remaking that recipe anyway so I could get some decent pictures, so I decided to serve these tasty hot wings along side.

We served plenty of tasty recipes that day including Easy Turkey and Cheese Tortilla Roll Ups, Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups, Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs, Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (!), along with several other delightful appetizers and goodies. That’s not even to mention all the other treats brought in my our guests. Yes, we had an abundance of food, and

We had quite a feast that day. Even the kids enjoyed these wings, although my personal preference is to go for it and make them HOTTER!!! The nice thing about this recipe is you can actually find drumettes already cut up at the store, so the recipe is pretty quick and easy (especially if you don’t have to make a triple-batch like I did). Although we purchased whole chicken wings and my husband cut them up for me. The recipe I provide is for a crowd! You will probably want to cut it down to a third of my ingredients list. I used 60 chicken wings or 120 drumettes when cut apart. So unless you need that many wings for your next party, cut the recipe way back.

If you want a spectacular wing recipe for the Super Bowl, tailgating parties, or just because you love hot wings, then consider making up a batch of Spicy Honey Hot Wings. I didn’t serve them with any cooling sauce, but you can always serve them with a sauce if you desire. Regardless of how you do it, just serve them!!!

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Spicy Honey Hot Wings are absolutely mouthwatering!

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Spicy Honey Hot Wings are great to serve for tailgating parties or the #SuperBowl! They’re also a good choice for backyard barbecues and family get-togethers. Everyone loves them.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. (I had another larger bowl of wings also). We cut off the wing tips after this picture.

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Measure ingredients out onto a plate.

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Stir well to combine.

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For premium flavor, dredge drumettes in seasoning. If you want less flavor, just sprinkle the seasoning over both sides like this.

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Grease a glass baking dish (I used 5 for all my chicken pieces). Place chicken pieces in baking dish, but don’t overcrowd the chicken. You can tell from this picture that I only sprinkled the meat with the seasonings and did not dredge deeply. We had children we were serving, so I was afraid they wouldn’t be able to eat really spicy wings. Bake chicken for 30 minutes at 350.

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Mix apple cider vinegar and honey in a mixing bowl.

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Baste the tops of the chicken wings with honey sauce. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and baste again.

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Turn chicken pieces over and baste the other side. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Baste again before serving.

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Using tongs, remove wings from baking dishes and place on platters. Brush more sauce (left in the baking dishes) onto the wings again before serving.

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I ate a lot more than my share of these tasty wings. Plus I heated the leftovers up for lunches the next couple of days! Yum.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SPICY HONEY HOT WINGS

(Recipe inspired from my Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Wings)

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These hot wings are sweet and spicy and have awesome flavor. Fabulous tailgating or Super Bowl recipe. Gluten free, healthy and low calorie, too.
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spicy Honey Hot Wings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #chickenwings #appetizer that's wonderful for #SuperBowl or #tailgating parties. #chicken #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper on a plate.
  3. [u]For really spicy flavor[/u]: dredge chicken pieces in spices.
  4. Shake off excess.
  5. Place in greased baking dishes, but don’t over-crowd.
  6. For just a hint of spicy flavor: sprinkle both sides of the drumettes well with the seasonings.
  7. Place chicken in a greased baking dish and bake 30 minutes.
  8. While the chicken is baking, combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.
  9. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from oven.
  10. Brush chicken pieces with the honey mixture.
  11. Bake an additional 5 minutes, baste chicken, turn pieces over baste remaining side and bake an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is crisp.
  12. Baste chicken wings again before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: We were cooking for a crowd. You can easily reduce this recipe by 2/3 and use 20 drumettes. You will still get 10-12 servings.

NOTE: I was cooking for families with small children so I decided to sprinkle the seasonings on the chicken wings so the kids wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the spices. If you choose to dredge the chicken pieces in the seasonings you will need more spices and may have to make up an additional one-third batch or so.

 

[b]Spicy Honey Hot Wings[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/03/06/spicy-honey-brushed-chicken-thighs/” target=”_blank” title=”spicy honey-brushed chicken thighs”]Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 40
These hot wings are sweet and spicy and have awesome flavor. Fabulous tailgating or Super Bowl recipe. Gluten free, healthy and low calorie, too.
Ingredients
  • 6 tsp. garlic powder
  • 6 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 60 chicken wings, tips removed, and cut in half making 120 drumettes
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 6 tsp. cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper on a plate.
  3. [u]For really spicy flavor[/u]: dredge chicken pieces in spices.
  4. Shake off excess.
  5. Place in greased baking dishes, but don’t over-crowd.
  6. [u]For just a hint of spicy flavor[/u]: sprinkle both sides of the drumettes well with the seasonings.
  7. Place chicken in a greased baking dish and bake 30 minutes.
  8. While the chicken is baking, combine the honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.
  9. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from oven.
  10. Brush chicken pieces with the honey mixture.
  11. Bake an additional 5 minutes, baste chicken, turn pieces over baste remaining side and bake an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is crisp.
  12. Baste chicken wings again before serving.
Notes
We were cooking for a crowd. You can easily reduce this recipe by 2/3 and use 20 drumettes. You will still get 10-12 servings.[br][br]I was cooking for families with small children so I decided to sprinkle the seasonings on the chicken wings so the kids wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the spices. If you choose to dredge the chicken pieces in the seasonings you will need more spices and may have to make up an additional one-third batch or so.

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If you enjoy a sweet and spicy chicken wing, you’ll love Spicy Honey Hot Wings.

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The great thing about this recipe is it’s healthy, low calorie, gluten free and clean eating!

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2 Replies to "Spicy Honey Hot Wings"

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    Amanda January 29, 2015 (4:32 pm)

    These wings look delicious, great recipe!!!

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa January 29, 2015 (5:16 pm)

      Thanks, Amanda. They are great. I could eat this all the time. Thanks for stopping by.

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