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Baked Spicy Sweet Sriracha Chicken Wings

These sweet baked Sriracha chicken wings are the best! The perfect appetizer that’s so crispy but moist inside with an amazing sweet and spicy sauce. We will share how to bake crisp chicken wings in the oven as well as the air fryer too.

Sweet Sriracha Baked Chicken Wings

I. Love. Wings! Ok, so my whole family does and it’s a great appetizer to serve when people come over. They’re just so hard to resist! Try these sweet Sriracha baked chicken wings and let us know what you think. Sponsored by SweetLeaf®. (originally published 2/17, affiliate links present)

Sriracha Chicken Wings

I know, amazing right??!! They are really easy to do too. There are two steps to this process. Making the sweet and spicy Sriracha sauce with sweetener, and baking chicken wings in the oven.

You can mix up the sauce while they’re in the oven. We will start with how to make the best chicken wings first. You will need a baking sheet, tinfoil, a rack (to keep the wings off the pan), baking powder and salt. I know, sounds different but follow me here.

If you are more obsessed with using a countertop appliance you can make them into a sort of air fryer firecracker chicken instead. Both great, both come out spicy and the perfect Game day appetizer.

Sriracha Chicken Wings

Baked Sriracha Chicken Wings

To make them extra crispy you do NOT want them to be directly on your cookie sheet. This cooling rack (the one I have) is important to elevate them a bit.

Drying them off is important as well after you’ve rinsed them. Then you’re going to shake them up in a bag with a mixture of baking powder and salt to keep them dry in the oven. THIS is how to create that ultra crispy texture.

They are close to the texture of air fryer chicken wings but if you don’t have this appliance, you can bake them in the oven instead. Another option would be to make these just with salt and pepper and then you could just toss with our creamy sriracha mayo and make hot wings that way.

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

The nice thing about these sweet and spicy oven baked chicken wings is you can adjust the sweetness and heat to your liking!

The recipe I included above is perfect for us but if you want it a bit sweeter just add a bit more Stevia or honey. Be gentle when adding more Sriracha it can kick up some serious HEAT! 😉

You can use Tbsps. of sugar or just 1 packet (or 2 if you want it sweeter) for your sauce. It’s already measured out for you which is nice, and you can keep the rest to sweeten up your tea or coffee later. 😉

baked chicken wings

These turn out almost as crispy as our Instant Pot air fryer chicken wings do. If you don’t have one of these countertop appliances this is second best, on a baking sheet.

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Once you have the sweet Sriracha sauce to your liking you’re ready to sauce your wings once they come out of the oven! Toss them if you want a generous amount, or brush just a bit on to look pretty on my tray. Serve with a light drink like lemonade and these sweet Sriracha baked chicken wings are the perfect appetizer.

  1. Fresh is what is described here but you could use our Frozen chicken wings air fryer instructions instead
    1. if yours aren’t fresh, follow this post on how to bake frozen chicken wings recipe for timing too
  2. Baking powder
  3. Salt (and black pepper if you like)
  4. Sriracha hot sauce
  5. Mayonnaise
  6. White wine vinegar
  7. Sweetener
  8. Garlic Salt
  9. Paprika
  10. A squeeze of fresh lime juice is nice at the end

Now if you want to eliminate the bones, I recommend our air fryer boneless wings recipe. Looking to cook a side dish at the same time, use another baking sheet to make baked cabbage steaks to serve with these.

sweet sriracha baked chicken wings recipe

Sriracha Wings

Here’s how you make these hot wings in air fryer or baking in the oven is below; Rinse wings and place on paper towel. Pat dry to remove all water.  Add baking powder and salt to large freezer bag.  Put wings into bag and shake until all wings are coated. I like to do half wings and half the amt. of baking powder and salt to make sure all are well coated. 

  • Line cookie sheet with foil and place cooling rack on top of that.
  • Spray cooling rack well with non stick spray. 
  • Line coated wings on rack in a single layer and place on low rack in oven for 30 minutes at 250 degrees. 
  • Then rotate pan and move to middle/higher rack in oven and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
  • Rotate the pan once more and continue cooking on middle/top rack for an additional 20 minutes. 
  • Toss to coat with your honey sriracha sauce in a large bowl or brush on, serve!
  • For the sauce mix your mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, vinegar, garlic salt, and paprika together. 

You can add a bit of sweetener to one down the heat or leave as is. Try our lemon pepper chicken wings air fryer style too.

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Sriracha Chicken Wings

Sriracha chicken wings! The perfect appetizer or meal that's easy to make. These baked chicken wings are crispy and moist using this trick and the sauce is amazing with just the right sweet and heat you want.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, chicken, crispy, spicy, sriracha, wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse wings and place on paper towel. Pat dry to remove water. 
  • Add baking powder and salt to large freezer bag. 
  • Add wings to bag and shake until all wings are coated (I like to do half wings and half the amt. of baking powder and salt to make sure all are well coated). 
  • Line cookie sheet with foil and place cooling rack on top of that. Spray cooling rack well with non stick spray. 
  • Line coated wings on rack and place on low rack in oven for 30 minutes at 250 degrees. 
  • Then rotate pan and move to middle/higher rack in oven and bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan once more and continue cooking on middle/top rack for an additional 20 minutes. Done! 
  • For the sauce mix your mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, vinegar, garlic salt, and paprika together. 
  • Add 1 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener (1/2 tsp. if you use their Sweetener Shaker), taste, if you want it a bit sweeter add 1 more packet or 1/2 tsp. additional Sweetener. Toss sauce and wings in a bowl or brush on, serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Sriracha Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 515mg22%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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fabiola@notjustbaked

Friday 17th of February 2017

So much yum all over this!

Marla

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

These wings look wonderful!

megunprocessed

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

Such a flavorful recipe.

amindfullmom

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

We love sweet and spicy at our house (and with blood sugar issues, this stevia is a great option for us!)

Mary Ellen

Friday 10th of February 2017

Oh my word! These look delicious! And I never thought to use a stevia sweetener for cooking. What a great idea!

The Typical Mom

Monday 13th of February 2017

Thanks, yes they turn out amazing!

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