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Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}

Crispy oven-baked wings brushed with a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze. This meaty appetizer is perfect for the BIG game.

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}

We all know frying can be a pain in the ass. It’s unfortunate, really, because as we all know, fried food is the very definition of delicious. If you look up the word “delicious” in the dictionary, “fried food” is nestled right after the colon.

Okay, so maybe I’m fibbing, but it should be.

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}

No fear, my friends, because these sweet & spicy sriracha glazed wings are baked, not fried. They taste fried, and that’s all that matters in the end.

I’m going to blast you with some oven-fried knowledge. Ready… Here we go:

  1. Preheat your oven. This is a must, folks. Do not place your chicken in an oven that hasn’t been preheated. We want crispy, not steamed. For perfectly crisp chicken, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Always use a grate. You know the cooling rack you place your baked goods on to cool? It also doubles as an oven-frying device. They’re very handy little pieces of equipment. I like to line my baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the grate right on top for easy clean up. The grate elevates your chicken, creating even air distribution above and below your chicken. It also prevents your chicken from soaking up all the grease that is released during the baking process.
  3. Don’t over crowd your chicken when you place it on the grate. Like I mentioned above, we want the air to distribute evenly around the chicken so it bakes up crispy. Remember when you were a kid and didn’t want your food to touch? The same strategy applies here.
  4. Pat your chicken dry with a paper towel. Again, we want the skin to crisp, not steam.
  5. Drizzle your chicken with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The canola oil is going to assist in Mission Crispy Skin.
  6. Broil. This is where the magic really happens. I like to broil the chicken after I add the glaze so the outer layer caramelizes, creating that oven-fried crunch we all love and crave.

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}

I hear the Super Bowl is right around the corner. I can’t remember the exact date, but I’m pretty sure it’s right around the corner.

Can you tell I’m not a football fanatic? Let’s keep it real: it’s all about the food. Sure, some folks really get into the action, especially if their team is playing, but watching the game would be absolutely no fun without food.

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}

As we all know, wings are one of the most popular football appetizers. The men love ’em! These wings have it all. They’re sweet, spicy, and saucy. That’s the wing trifecta right there.

Don’t forget to lick your fingers clean–no sauce goes to waste!

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings

Crispy oven-baked wings brushed with a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze.

Yield: 20 wings

Total Time: 43 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 38 minutes



  • 20 wings (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • salt and pepper

Sriracha Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 1/4  cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a grate on top of the foil.
  2. Place the wings on the grate, leaving a 1/4-inch in between each wing.
  3. Pat the wings dry with a paper towel. Drizzle with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Remove the wings and turn the broiler to high.
  6. Brush each wing with the glaze, leaving 2 tablespoons in the pot for glazing after they broil.
  7. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and mildly charred. Be sure to watch your wings. They can go from charred to burnt in seconds.

Sriracha Glaze: 

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the red pepper flakes. Cook for 30 seconds.
  2. While the butter melts, mix the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the sriracha mixture to the saucepan with the butter. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture comes to a boil, cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. The mixture will thicken slightly.

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Kitchen tools I used to make this recipe:

• Baking Sheet
• Wire grate
• Basting brush
• Chili Garlic Sauce

15 Responses to “Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Glazed Wings {Baked, Not Fried}”

  1. #
    movita beaucoup — January 22, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Mother of pearl! Those things look amazing! And 2.0 has just suggested that I “start working on the Superbowl menu…”


    • Jennie replied January 22nd, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Oh no, Movita. Did I do that? Squirrel has had me working on menus every week since the start of football season. This gal needs a break!


  2. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — January 22, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Yum! I’m not a huge football fan either, but I really like game days snacks!


    • Jennie replied January 22nd, 2015 at 8:09 am

      My football experience is always directed towards the snack table. Thanks so much, Laura!


  3. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — January 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I just drooled on my computer. LOVE these. And yes, frying is for the birds (ha ha – get it, chicken wings!). I can’t be trusted with that much hot oil.


  4. #
    Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking — January 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Oh baby! It’s like you read my mind! I was thinking of recipe testing some Sriracha glazed wings for a super bowl party but you saved me the work by posting this gem! Crispy skin for life!!!


  5. #
    Julia — January 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Yes to putting all the baked spicy sriracha wings in my facetrap on Super BowlSunday! I am obsessed with chicken wings and have never made them at home, so I’ll employ your handy dandy oven tricks to make!!


  6. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — January 22, 2015 at 9:40 am

    These things look beyond amazing! Seriously beyond!!


  7. #
    Linda | Brunch with Joy — January 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Forget super bowl – these sweet & spicy wings are what’s for dinner tonight! So fingerlickin’ good and baked wings add bonus points.


  8. #
    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian — January 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Perfect for Super Bowl!!!!! And great, great tips, Jennie!!


  9. #
    Ashley — January 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    My husband is looking at the computer right now and is demanding that I make these haha They look awesome!!!


  10. #
    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — January 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    These wings are perfect for any day. Not just game day. Just want to eat some with a wrap and salad


  11. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Geez…do you deliver? These look amazing!!


  12. #
    Marlene — October 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Oh,  my, these were terrific! I found the recipe on the chicken wing roundup just posted on Parades’s Community Table by Carla of Chocolate Moosey. Made them tonight for dinner and my husband, a/k/a Mr. Fussy, agreed that they were excellent. Your tips on how to do wings successfully are also helpful. I took a photo to post on Instagram; no food styling, just yummy wings!



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