These honey garlic chicken wings are baked in the oven until nice and crispy and then coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Easy to adjust the recipe to make the wings mild in flavor or add a little extra kick!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings! These honey garlic wings are baked in the oven until nice and crispy and then coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Easy to adjust the recipe to make the wings mild in flavor or add a little extra kick! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

It took me a while to warm up to baked crispy chicken wings, but now that I have, I can’t get enough.

Thankfully an old friend of mine has been a good sport about it, having wings for dinner multiple nights a week without a single complaint. And I hope he continues to humor me and my obsession, because now that I’ve got a honey garlic chicken wings recipe I love, it’s going to be showing up on our weekly menu for the foreseeable future.

And really, can you blame me? What’s there not to love about this dish?

It’s “crispy baked chicken wings outsides and tender insides, drenched in a sticky honey garlic glaze” we’re talking about here.

That’s like five wins in one sentence.

They’re that good.

Honey garlic chicken wings recipe baked in the oven.

How long to bake chicken wings

There are a couple different methods, but when baking raw chicken wings, you can use any one of these three:

  • 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes (my favorite).
  • 375 degrees F for 50-55 minutes.
  • 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes.

However, no matter what cook time you prefer, always check your wings before taking them out of the oven. The juices should run clear and a heat thermometer should have the internal temperature for 165 degrees F.

Also, be sure to check that the skin is browned and crispy to your liking.

Can you freeze chicken wings?

Yes, you totally can!

To freeze, allow the chicken wings to cool completely and then transfer to a freezer bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Baked chicken wings can be frozen for up to three months.

When ready to eat, let the chicken wings thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake the chicken wings for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees F or until heated through.

What goes with honey garlic wings?

Whether you’re serving dinner or bringing baking for a potluck, it’s always great to have some tasty sides to go along with your baked chicken wings.

Here are some of my favorites:

Sticky chicken wings baked in the oven with honey garlic sauce.

Other great chicken recipes

Notes & tips for baked chicken wings

  • This recipe gets right to cooking and skips the step of preparing the chicken wings. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out this article: How to cut chicken wings.

How to make honey garlic chicken wings

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large bowl, add raw chicken wings. Drizzle on some olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and then toss with a pair of tongs or a spatula so that the wings are coated.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 1 - Add chicken wings to a bowl. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 1 - Add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 1 - Toss to coat.

Step 2 – Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 2 - Place chicken wings on a baking sheet.

Step 3 – Bake!

Step 4 – While the chicken bakes, prepare the sauce. Boil the honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili powder (if using) for three or four minutes or until the sauce is reduced and has a thick consistency and a dark golden color. Remove the saucepan from heat and cover.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Add honey. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Add soy sauce. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Add ginger. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Add garlic. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Add chili powder (optional). Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Cook and stir. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Cook and stir. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 4 - Cook and stir.

Step 5 – Working quickly, add the baked chicken wings into a bowl and pour the honey garlic sauce on top. This step works best if both the sauce and the chicken are hot so that the sauce will be more fluid. Use a spatula to toss and turn the chicken wings until they’re coated in sauce. If you’re having trouble, just be patient; the sauce will eventually thin and cover all of the chicken wings.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 5 - Pour sauce on chicken wings. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 5 - Toss to coat. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Step 5 - Toss to coat.

Step 6 – Garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy!

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings! These Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are baked in the oven until nice and crispy and then coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Easy to adjust the recipe to make the wings mild in flavor or add a little extra kick! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings! These honey garlic wings are baked in the oven until nice and crispy and then coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Easy to adjust the recipe to make the wings mild in flavor or add a little extra kick! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.88 from 267 votes

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

10 mins prep + 40 mins cook
420 kcal
Yields: 4 servings (5 wings)
These honey garlic chicken wings are baked in the oven until nice and crispy and then coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Easy to adjust the recipe to make the wings mild in flavor or add a little extra kick!

Ingredients 

Baked Chicken Wings
Honey Garlic Sauce

Instructions

For the Baked Chicken Wings
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add raw chicken wings. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Use a pair of tongs or a spatula to gently toss the chicken wings to coat.
  • Arrange chicken wings in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake chicken wings for 40 minutes or until juices run clear, turning them half way through.
For the Honey Garlic Sauce
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili powder (optional) to a rapid boil. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until sauce is reduced by 1/2.
  • Remove saucepan from heat. Cover and set aside.
Putting it all together
  • Working quickly, place baked chicken wings in a bowl, then pour prepared honey garlic glaze on top. This step works best if both the chicken and the sauce are hot. Use a spatula to toss the chicken wings until they are coated in the glaze. Note: It's okay if the glaze is thick, but it should pour easily. If it doesn't, microwave the glaze for 30 seconds at a time until it's liquid again, then quickly pour over the chicken wings.
  • Serve honey garlic chicken wings immediately with chopped cilantro as garnish (optional).

Nutrition

Serving: 5wings | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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45 comments

    • Nava
    • 5 stars

    Love this recipe. The directions are fantastic. Easy and delicious. Crowd pleaser. Thank you!

    • Oludamilola Jones
    • 5 stars

    Sooo good! I also added fish sauce and mirin. Also more soy sauce.

    Probably could have used less honey but otherwise still delicious!

    • Luciana Bittencourt
    • 5 stars

    Really yummy and easy to make! Thank you!!!

    • Shaz
    • 4 stars

    Simple, quick and easy. Very tasty. Kids were not keen hearing honey was going in but then loved it! I put half the amount of honey and still works.

    • Tanya

    Could we do this in an instant pot?

    • Cami
    • 5 stars

    Forgot to leave a rating!

    • Cami

    This was so delicious! I added hot sauce, butter, and garlic powder to the sauce and it was fantastic and spicy!

    • Kerry
    • 5 stars

    Absolutely fantastic came across this recipe tonight while looking for something quick and tasty for us all including 5 children ! It was a huge hit !! Thank you 😊

      • Jennifer m

      Try Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli w carrots

    • Camille
    • 1 star

    These wings taste like candy. There’s way too much honey in them.

      • Miche

      Shut up

        • leah
        • 5 stars

        if it to sweet for you then do not make them

          • Maureen Lavine
          • 5 stars

          Great recipe. 🤙🤙

        • Kc
        • 5 stars

        I broiled (low) for an extra 6-7 minutes after mixing with the sauce. Amazing!!

        • Anna
        • 5 stars

        This recipe looks amazing! I’m so excited to try it.What would be something good to serve with this?

        • Best wife/mom EVER

        I never fry food, but my family REALLY wanted some fried wings. So I lightly fried the wings for about 5 mins. After 10 mins of letting the oil drain, I soaked them in the sauce, and baked them. The remaining sauce was used for dipping. I tripled the recipe! LOL. My guys loved this recipe and can’t wait to have it again.

        • Karen Correll

        Will be making these next weekend!

        • Anne

        My kids and I are addicted to these wings! I found this recipe a week ago, and I’ve already made them twice. The second time I made a double batch. They disappear so fast!

          • Anne
          • 5 stars

          It wouldn’t let me click on the star rating. I tried to give it 5 stars, but I would have given it 10 if I could! You HAVE to try these wings.

          • Ann
          • 5 stars

          Didnt have any ginger in the house so made it without. But still finger lickinnng goood. Will definitely make another batch next week!!

        • Terra
        • 5 stars

        Got a big thumbs up from my an old friend of mine! He’s Chinese and loves Chinese food but these were a hit!

          • Terra
          • 5 stars

          Btw I tried putting the sauce on and throwing back in to broil for about 5 more minutes, and the sauce soaked in and glazed up really nicely!

        • Cassandra
        • 5 stars

        This recipe is so delicious and so easy! I made this for a wing night last month and everyone loved it. I can’t wait to make it again this week for a New Years get together!

        • Bhaswati Chaudhuri

        Very nice recipe

        • hermsoven

        Very tasty. We tweaked the recipe by using 2 teaspoons of sriracha sauce instead of chili powder, more soy sauce, more garlic and ginger grated on a microplane,
        50 minutes bake time, cook sauce during last 3 minutes in small non-stick pan, add wings into mixing bowl, pour in hot sauce and toss. Love it! Maybe chopped scallions as garnish instead of cilantro.

        Thanks for this recipe.

          • hermsoven

          Star rating not working. With my tweaks, I’ll give the recipe 5 stars and pop some more in the oven.

        • Christy Bishop
        • 5 stars

        The wings are in the oven! I’ll post once they are ready! 😊

        • Heather
        • 5 stars

        Made them last night they were a hit! The guys loved them

          • Victoria

          Did you cover your chicken with aluminum foil?

            • Anna Marie Spackman

            No if you cover them they will not get crispy