Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Sriracha sauce is good on just about anything but an especially good complement to wings. In the midst of football season, I would hope to have these wings with every game. However, I may be bias since Sriracha is my favorite hot sauce, but I imagine I’m not alone with that feeling. 🙂

I stumbled upon this recipe from Gastronomic Nomad while looking through wing recipes a couple years ago and love the spice with a bit of sweetness. Gastronomic Nomad also served these wings with a cucumber raita, but I think delicious as is. The raita is helpful to quell some of the spice if some guests prefer less spicy wings. I have made these wings a few times and always turn out finger-licking good, just start watching the chicken after 25 minutes to make sure they don’t burn. Serve with some cucumber and beer and you’re set!

Total Time: ~Overnight + 45 minutes (Prep – 10 minutes | Wait – 1 hour-overnight | Cook – 35 minutes)

Ingredients (Serves 4-6):

2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup sriricha sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from 1 lime
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoon cilantro, split (optional)
2 tablespoon scallion, split (optional)
3 lb chicken wings

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine and whisk together butter, sriracha sauce, honey, lime, garlic, 1 tbsp cilantro, and 1 tbsp scallion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside 3 tablespoons of sauce for later.
  2. Add wings to bowl and toss until all are covered in sauce. Marinade in fridge for minimum of one hour but overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lay flat on large baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and plate. Drizzle reserve marinade over the wings and top with remaining cilantro and scallions.
  5. Serve and eat!

Recipe Adapted from Gastronomic Nomad

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