Simple Honey Wings Recipe

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This honey wings recipe features crispy chicken wings which are tossed in a sweet honey sauce.

It is super easy to follow and takes roughly an hour to fully cook.

You can enjoy it as is or serve it with a Buffalo dipping sauce.

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A serving of honey chicken wings

Simple Honey Wings Recipe

This honey wings recipe is made with a simple spice blend and a honey hot sauce.

The sauce is made with a simple mixture of honey, Tabasco sauce, vegetable oil and Himalayan salt.

This sets it apart from other similar sauces which most often contain garlic, soy sauce or butter.

As a result, it has a thinner consistency and is a tad bit sweeter as well.

Naturally, if the consistency doesn’t fit your preferences, you can swap it with unsalted butter.


  • Chicken wings – You’ll need roughly two pounds of chicken wings or about ten chicken wings.
  • Cornstarch – Using cornstarch will create a light crispy exterior while keeping the meat of the chicken wings tender.
  • Spices – The chicken wings are seasoned with a simple mix containing cayenne pepper, black pepper, Himalayan salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder and cumin. You can substitute the Himalayan salt with kosher salt if you can’t find it at your local grocery store.
  • Sauce – The sauce for this recipe is made with a mixture of Tabasco, honey, vegetable oil and a bit of Himalayan salt.

Ingredients for honey chicken wings

How to Make

Check out the recipe card at the end of this article for detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Start by combining all of the spices and the cornstarch in a large bowl.

Then pat the chicken wings dry and coat them with the spice mix.

A bowl with the spices for the chicken wings next to a bowl with seasoned chicken wings

Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking pan and place a wire rack on top.

Spray the wire rack with cooking oil and arrange the chicken wings on top.

After you’re done arranging all of the chicken wings, place them in an oven preheated to 400°F (200°C) and bake for 20 minutes on each side.

Honey wings in a baking pan before and after they're baked

In the meantime, mix all of the sauce ingredients in a large bowl until they’re evenly combined.

Take the chicken wings out of the oven and mix them in the sauce.

Remove the wire rack and put the chicken wings directly on the parchment paper and bake until the sauce becomes bubbly.

Transfering the chicken wings to the baking pan


Even though chicken wings are best enjoyed while they’re still hot, you can still store them in the fridge.

Just make sure they have completely cooled off and put them in an airtight container.

Stored like this, chicken wings will stay fresh for 3 to 4 days.

Close-up of a serving of honey chicken wings

Try These Out Next

If you’re looking for more chicken wings ideas, then you can check out this simple dry rub wings recipe or head out to this page to learn how to make crispy chicken wings.

I also recommend you have a look at these Buffalo wing sauce recipe ideas if you want to experience these chicken wings in a different way.

And finally you can use this honey hot sauce recipe as an alternative if you’d like it to be more full and spicier.

Simple Honey Wings Recipe

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Simple Honey Wings Recipe

With this simple honey wings recipe you'll be able to make perfectly crispy chicken wings every single time. And there's no need to deep fry them which makes them perfect for anyone who's following a diet.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 47 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes
by: Aya
Servings: 3
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


For the wings:

  • 2 lbs chicken wings for me this was 10 wings
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

For the honey sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Pat the wings dry with a paper towel.
  • Mix the cornstarch, cayenne pepper, Himalayan salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder and cumin in a large bowl.
  • Toss the wings in the spice mixture.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack with cooking oil.
  • Pat each of the chicken wings and place them on top of the wire rack.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven and bake the wings for 20 minutes on each side.
  • Combine the honey, Himalayan salt, Tabasco sauce and vegetable oil in a large bowl.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce until they're evenly coated.
  • Take off the wire rack and line the chicken wings on top of the parchment paper.
  • Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble.


  • You can substitute Tabasco with Frank's Red Hot sauce or another milder alternative.
  • You can add more hot sauce if the honey sauce isn't spicy enough for your preferences.
  • The chicken wings are initially baked on the wire rack to prevent them from sticking to the parchment paper.

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Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1.788mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 718IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide you with the nutritional information for recipes but I'm not a certified nutritionist. The nutritional information provided should only be treated as an estimate since it will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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