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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Craving something sweet, savory, and utterly irresistible? Look no further than these honey garlic chicken wings! 

They’re crispy on the outside, juicy inside, and smothered in a sticky, sweet, and garlicky sauce. It doesn’t get much better than that! Trust me, these wings are finger-lickin’ good.

Saucy homemade honey garlic chicken wings with sesame seeds in a white bowl.

And since they’re baked, not fried, you can indulge without the guilt.

No matter the occasion, these flavorful honey garlic chicken wings are guaranteed to satisfy.

Why You’ll Love These Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Crowd-Pleaser: They’re perfect for parties, game nights, or family gatherings. The combination of sweet honey and savory garlic will delight both kids and adults alike.

Simple Ingredients: This recipe uses common pantry staples. It’s convenient and budget-friendly without needing hard-to-find items.

Irresistible Taste: The combination of sweet honey, savory soy sauce, and aromatic garlic creates a mouthwatering taste.

Easy Prep: With straightforward steps and minimal prep work, this recipe is ideal for cooks of all levels. 

Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings: The star of the show! They’re crispy, juicy, and ready to be coated in a delicious honey garlic sauce.
  • All-Purpose Flour: The secret to achieving a perfectly crispy texture.
  • Garlic Powder, Salt, Black Pepper: The holy trinity of seasonings to add depth and flavor to the wings.
  • Cooking Spray: A must-have for ensuring the wings don’t stick to the wire rack. Plus, it helps make them irresistibly crispy.
  • Honey Garlic Sauce: Honey brings the sweetness, soy sauce adds depth, garlic and ginger provide an Asian twist.
  • Sesame Seeds: They add a nutty flavor and a pop of texture to the finished dish.
An oven-baked rack full of baked chicken wings, overhead view.

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Making these wings is easy enough for beginners!

1. Prep Preheat the oven to 425°Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with cooking spray. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels.

2. Flour and season the wings. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly.

3. Bake. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the prepared wire rack. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake for 45-50 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy and golden brown.

4. Prep the cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Set aside.

5. Make the sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the simmering sauce. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

6. Coat the wings. Transfer the baked wings to a large, clean bowl. Pour the honey garlic sauce over top and toss until evenly coated.

7. Serve. Transfer the wings to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot.

Savory homemade honey garlic chicken wings in a white bowl on a white marble table.

Tips For the Best Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Follow these tips for the most irresistible wings!

  • Get ’em good and dry. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels before coating them in the flour mixture. This ensures they crisp up nicely in the oven.
  • Flip ’em over. Flip the wings halfway through baking to ensure even crisping on both sides.
  • Give ’em a good toss. Toss the baked wings in the sauce until evenly coated for maximum flavor in every bite.
  • Have some flavor fun. Experiment with variations like adding a splash of rice vinegar for tanginess, a pinch of five-spice powder for depth, or swapping honey for maple syrup.
  • Try these perfect pairings. Serve honey garlic wings with sides like a crisp green salad, rice, crunchy veggie sticks, or cooling ranch dip. 
Delicious honey garlic chicken wings, glazed with a sweet and savory sauce, garnished with sesame seeds.

How to Store

If you have leftover wings, keep them fresh with these tips.

To Store: Place the cooled chicken wings in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Ensure they are completely covered to maintain moisture and flavor.

To Freeze: Arrange the cooled wings in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

To Reheat: Preheat your oven to 350°Fahrenheit and bake the wings for 10-15 minutes until ready to eat. Or, use a microwave, heating in 30-second intervals until warm.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Course: AppetizerCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

18

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

348

kcal

These honey garlic chicken wings are finger-lickin’ good! The sticky and sweet sauce makes them absolutely irresistible.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken wings

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Cooking spray

  • For the Honey Garlic Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with cooking spray.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly.
  • Arrange the wings in a single layer on the prepared wire rack. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake for 45-50 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy and golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir the cornstarch slurry into the simmering sauce. Continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Transfer the baked wings to a large, clean bowl. Pour the honey garlic sauce over top and toss until evenly coated.
  • Transfer the wings to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot.

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