Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

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These delicious Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and spicy sauce that will have you licking your fingers.

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Honey sriracha chicken wings

If you’re a fan of chicken wings, you absolutely must try them with this honey sriracha sauce. Don’t shy away if you’re not into super spicy sauces. The honey does a great job of neutralizing the spiciness and turning this sauce into something you’ll want to put on everything.

I’m a serious chicken wing fan, so I’m always creating new flavors and trying new ways to dress up chicken wings. One of the first sauces we fell in love with was this Honey Sriracha sauce.

Sriracha is super spicy and a lot of people shy away from it because of that, but if you can get past the hotness, you’ll see that sriracha also has a ton of nuanced flavor. You just need something to tame it down, so you can taste that.

Honey does the job. The sweetness of the honey really cuts the heat and adds a really irresistible sweet note to the flavors in the hot sauce. It’s a pretty amazing pairing, if you ask me.

The outcome is amazing. You’re going to love these wings.

For a party, we like to serve these along with Cajun Chicken Wings to give two different flavors for guests to enjoy.

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Honey sriracha chicken wings

How to Cook Chicken Wings

There are a lot of ways you can cook chicken wings, but baking leads to a tender and crispy wing, with a lot less fat than deep frying, and it’s an easy way to make them with much mess. It takes about 30 minutes in the oven on 400° F, turning once.

Another great way to cook chicken wings is in the air fryer. If you have one, you’re going to love how quick these are to make. Just pop them in the air fryer for 20 minutes on 400° F. Give the basket a shake halfway through cooking.

While the wings are cooking, put together the Honey Sriracha sauce. It requires just 5 ingredients that you might already have on hand, and it comes together in just a few minutes.

  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Lemon Juice
  • Butter
  • Soy Sauce

Mix up the sauce in a pan over medium-high heat until bubbly, then turn it down and whisk occasionally as it thickens, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and set it aside until the wings are ready.

After the 30 minute bake time, remove the wings and baste them with the sauce. Be generous and coat the top side of the chicken wings.

Honey sriracha chicken wings

Switch the oven to broil, with the top rack lowered to the 2nd row. This will help keep the splatter and flare ups to a minimum. You’ll want to keep a close eye on the wings as they broil. They only need about 3 minutes per side.

Once one side begins to crackle and pop, remove the tray and slather the sauce on the other side of the wings. Broil for 3 minutes.

If you want to add more sauce to the wings, you can toss them in a bowl with any remaining sauce.

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Cooking Temperature for Chicken

To ensure that chicken is cooked safely and properly, it should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Using a food thermometer, insert it into the thickest part of the meat without touching the bone to accurately measure the internal temperature.

Chicken breasts, being leaner and containing less fat, cook relatively quickly and can become dry if overcooked, so you’d want to remove it from the grill when it reaches 160°F, then rest it so it reaches165°F.

On the other hand, chicken thighs have a higher fat content, which means they can be cooked longer without drying out and are often more forgiving in terms of cooking time.

To ensure meat at the bone is no longer pink, you’d want to cook bone-in pieces, like thighs and wings, to 165°F and let it rest to come up to 170°F.

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How to Reheat Chicken Wings

There are quite a few ways to go about reheating chicken wings if you happen to find yourself with some leftovers, but one method really stands out from the rest. We really believe that the best way to reheat chicken wings is with the air fryer.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 365°F (185°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Brush or spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  • Place the chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through.

Overall, reheating chicken wings in an air fryer is a great option for those who want to enjoy hot and crispy wings fast. It provides consistent results, ensuring that the wings are heated evenly and thoroughly.

That said, it won’t matter if you use an air fryer, a toaster oven, a full oven, or a convection oven to reheat your wings. They will turn out the best when done this way because it allows for even and thorough heating, which helps retain the juicy and tender texture while ensuring they are fully heated.

Honey sriracha chicken wings

What to Serve With Chicken Wings

For sides, serve these wings with a Bacon & Jalapeno Corn Salad, or our favorite Classic Wedge Salad.

Since wings are total comfort food for me, I go right to 5-Cheese Mac & Cheese as a side. They also go well with Baked Beans.

These grilled wings are great for parties, picnics, or even backyard barbecues. They turn out perfect every time, and the sauce makes them irresistible finger food!

If you like these, you might want to go a step further and brine the chicken wings for more tenderness.

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Honey sriracha chicken wings

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

These delicious Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and spicy sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
4.70 from 42 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 393kcal



  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup sriracha
  • 1/4 cup honey add extra for less heat
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Pre-heat the grill to 400° F (200° C).
  • Place the chicken wings directly on the grill. Cook for 30 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through cooking.
  • While the wings are cooking, mix together the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
  • Brush the tops of the wings with the honey sriracha sauce and grill the wings over direct flames, until a bit of char begins to form. Flip the wings over, brush the sauce on the tops. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the wings from the grill, toss with additional sauce as desired, and serve.



  • You can bake these wings at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, if you don’t have a grill.
  • Leftover sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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13 thoughts on “Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

  1. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    5 stars
    Wow these are fabulous I thought they were grilled that char is terrific broiled amazing job and I cant wait to try them!

  2. Robert Kjelsrud says:

    5 stars
    What a find this site is. The recipes available along with the wings are wonderful, I can’t wait to try them and to follow Air fryer and Instant Pot recipes are always good to find. Thank you

  3. Dwolfe says:

    I love chicken wings and these were incredible! And so easy to make!
    Will be making them again for a larger crowd. Thank you!

  4. Amy says:

    5 stars
    Made this tonight in my air fryer! I agree with other reviewers that this sauce had the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! x

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