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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings on a white plate

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Green hot pepper sauce and jalapenos give these wings the spicy, honey gives them the sweet. It’s a complementary pairing that will bring you back for more again and again.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dishes/Entrees
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 465 kcal


  • 6 lbs chicken wings tips set aside to make broth or discardedand wings split
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup green hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 jalapenos seeded and chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking sheets with nonstick foil or spray foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add chicken and garlic. Simmer 8 minutes; drain Pat wings dry. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake 30 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan stir together butter, honey,hot pepper sauce, ginger,and salt. Bring mixture to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 4 minutes or just until sauce is thickened.
  • Place wings in a large bowl. Add wing sauce; toss to coat. Put them back into the oven and broil on high until the skin is crispy and browned. Remove from oven, and sprinkle jalapenos on top. Serve immediately. Makes 10 servings.


If your skin is sensitive to peppers, use gloves to chop jalapenos, and keep your fingers away from your eyes while preparing peppers.
If your skin does have a reaction to the peppers, soak your fingers in a bowl of vegetable to soothe them and remove the burning sensation.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 465kcal (23%)Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)Protein: 27g (54%)Fat: 33g (51%)Saturated Fat: 12g (75%)Cholesterol: 138mg (46%)Sodium: 501mg (22%)Potassium: 274mg (8%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 14g (16%)Vitamin A: 570IU (11%)Vitamin C: 13mg (16%)Calcium: 24mg (2%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 10 servings
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