How to Make Sticky Chicken Wings: A Simple and Delicious Recipe

Sticky chicken wings are a popular appetizer or main dish that can be enjoyed year-round. They are perfect for game day, parties, or just a fun night at home. Making sticky chicken wings may seem intimidating, but with a few simple steps, you can make delicious, finger-licking wings that will impress your guests.

To make sticky chicken wings, you will need to start with the basics. This includes choosing the right chicken wings, preparing them, and creating the sticky sauce. Once you have mastered these steps, you can move on to baking the wings and serving them up with your favorite dipping sauces. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making sticky chicken wings from start to finish, so you can enjoy this classic dish in the comfort of your own home.

Key Takeaways

  • Choose the right chicken wings and prepare them properly for the best results.
  • Creating the perfect sticky sauce is key to making delicious wings.
  • Baking the wings is the final step in the process, and they can be served with a variety of dipping sauces.

Piero’s Recipe from the video:

  • Chicken Wings
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • A fair bit of honey
  • Worcester Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
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The Basics of Sticky Chicken Wings

When it comes to finger-licking good appetizers, few can beat the classic sticky chicken wings. These savory and sweet delights are perfect for parties, game nights, or even just a casual snack. In this section, we will cover the basics of making sticky chicken wings, including the ingredients, preparation, and cooking methods.


The key to making delicious sticky chicken wings is to use the right ingredients. Here are the basic ingredients you will need:

  • Chicken wings: You can use either whole wings or just the drumettes and wingettes.
  • Brown sugar: This adds sweetness to the marinade and helps create a sticky glaze.
  • Soy sauce: This adds a savory umami flavor to the marinade.
  • Teriyaki sauce: This adds sweetness and a hint of ginger to the marinade.
  • Butter: This helps create a rich and creamy texture in the marinade.
  • Creole seasoning: This adds a spicy kick to the marinade.
  • Mustard: This adds a tangy flavor to the marinade.


To prepare the chicken wings, you will need to marinate them for at least 8 hours or overnight. Here’s how to do it:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, butter, Creole seasoning, and mustard.
  2. Add the chicken wings and turn to coat.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain and discard the marinade.

Cooking Methods for Sticky Chicken Wings

There are several ways to cook sticky chicken wings, including baking, grilling, and frying. Here are the basic steps for baking the wings:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Arrange the chicken wings in a greased 13×9-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.

With these basic steps, you can make delicious sticky chicken wings that are sure to impress your guests.

Choosing Your Chicken Wings

When it comes to making sticky chicken wings, choosing the right chicken wings is crucial. In this section, we will discuss the key factors to consider when selecting your chicken wings.

Selecting Quality Wings

The first thing to consider when selecting your chicken wings is the quality of the meat. We recommend using fresh, high-quality chicken wings. You want to look for wings that are plump, moist, and free from any discoloration or unpleasant odors.

When it comes to the size of your wings, we recommend using wings that are around 3-4 pounds. This will give you enough wings to serve a group of people without having too many leftovers.

Tips Removed

Another important factor to consider when selecting your chicken wings is whether or not the tips have been removed. Chicken wing tips can be tough and unpleasant to eat, so it’s best to remove them before cooking.

If you’re purchasing your wings from a grocery store, you may be able to find wings that have already had the tips removed. If not, you can easily remove them yourself using a sharp knife or kitchen shears.

When removing the tips, be sure to cut them off at the joint where they meet the wing. This will ensure that you’re removing the tough, inedible part of the wing while still leaving enough meat for a delicious meal.

By selecting high-quality wings and removing the tips, you can ensure that your sticky chicken wings turn out perfectly every time.

Preparation Process

Prep Time

When it comes to making delicious Sticky Chicken Wings, the preparation process is key. We recommend setting aside at least 15 minutes to prep the wings before cooking. This includes washing the wings and patting them dry with paper towels.


Marinating the wings is an essential step in achieving that sticky, flavorful coating. We recommend marinating the wings for at least 10 minutes, but no longer than an hour, to ensure the flavors penetrate the meat. Our favorite marinade includes a combination of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, melted butter, Creole seasoning, and ground mustard.

To marinate the wings, place them in a large bowl and pour the marinade over them. Toss well to ensure all the wings are coated evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.


Before cooking the wings, it’s important to prep your cooking surface. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with foil and greaseproof paper. This will ensure the wings don’t stick to the pan and make cleanup a breeze.

Once the wings are prepped and the oven is heated, it’s time to cook! Place the wings on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, skin side up. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush with additional marinade. Return the wings to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through and the coating is sticky and caramelized.

By following these simple preparation steps, you’ll be well on your way to making delicious Sticky Chicken Wings that are sure to impress your friends and family.

Creating the Sticky Sauce

To make the perfect sticky sauce for chicken wings, we need to combine the right ingredients in the right proportions. Here are the three key elements that we believe make the best sauce for sticky chicken wings:

Honey and Brown Sugar

Honey and brown sugar are the primary sources of sweetness in our sauce. We like to use a combination of both to achieve a balanced flavor. Brown sugar gives the sauce a caramel-like flavor, while honey adds a floral sweetness that complements the other ingredients. We recommend using a 1:1 ratio of honey to brown sugar in your sauce.

Soy Sauce and Garlic

Soy sauce and garlic provide the savory umami flavor that balances out the sweetness of the honey and brown sugar. We recommend using dark soy sauce for a richer flavor and color. Garlic powder can be used if you don’t have fresh garlic cloves on hand, but we prefer the taste of fresh garlic. Mince the garlic cloves finely and sauté them in a little oil before adding them to the sauce to bring out their flavor.

Adding the Heat

The final element of our sticky sauce is the heat. We like to use a combination of ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce to add a tangy, spicy kick to the sauce. Adjust the amount of hot sauce to your desired level of heat. We recommend starting with a small amount and adding more gradually until you reach your desired level of spiciness.

Here’s a table summarizing the ingredients and proportions we use for our sticky sauce:

Honey1/2 cup
Brown sugar1/2 cup
Soy sauce1/4 cup
Dark soy sauce1/4 cup
Garlic cloves, minced3
Ketchup1/4 cup
Mustard2 tbsp
Worcestershire sauce1 tbsp
Hot sauce1-2 tbsp

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved, and the sauce is well combined. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. Use this sauce to coat your chicken wings and bake them in the oven until they are crispy and golden brown. Enjoy your delicious sticky chicken wings!

Baking the Sticky Chicken Wings

Setting the Oven

To start baking the chicken wings, we need to preheat the oven to 375°F. This temperature ensures that the wings are cooked through and crispy on the outside. We recommend using a conventional oven for this recipe as it provides even heat distribution.

Using a Baking Sheet

Once the oven is preheated, we need to prepare a baking sheet for the wings. We suggest using a rimmed baking sheet as it prevents any juices from spilling over and making a mess in the oven. Make sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray to prevent the wings from sticking.

Baking Time

Before placing the wings on the baking sheet, we need to season them with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Then, arrange the wings in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the wings from the oven and flip them over. This ensures that both sides are crispy and evenly cooked. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the wings are golden brown and crispy.


Baking the chicken wings is a simple and easy way to achieve crispy and delicious wings. By following these steps, you can create perfectly baked wings that are sure to impress your guests. Remember to use a baking sheet, preheat the oven to 375°F, and flip the wings halfway through the baking time for optimal results.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving sticky chicken wings, presentation is key. You want to make sure they look as delicious as they taste. Here are some tips on how to present your wings:


  • Use a platter: Arrange your wings on a platter to make them look more appetizing. A colorful platter can also add a pop of color to your table.
  • Garnish: Add a pop of color and freshness to your platter by garnishing with chopped herbs, such as cilantro or parsley.
  • Napkins: Sticky chicken wings can be messy, so make sure to provide plenty of napkins for your guests.


Sticky chicken wings are a perfect party food and can be paired with a variety of sides and drinks. Here are some ideas:

  • Coleslaw: A refreshing coleslaw can complement the sweetness of the wings.
  • French fries: Crispy fries can be a great side to balance out the stickiness of the wings.
  • Beer: A cold beer is a classic pairing for chicken wings. Choose a light beer to balance out the richness of the wings.

Remember, when it comes to serving sticky chicken wings, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your delicious creation.

Nutritional Information

When it comes to making sticky chicken wings, it’s important to consider the nutritional information of this tasty dish. Here’s a breakdown of the key nutritional components of sticky chicken wings:

  • Calories: Sticky chicken wings are a high-calorie food, with each serving containing around 241 calories. This means that it’s important to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
  • Cholesterol: Chicken wings are a good source of protein, but they are also high in cholesterol. Each serving of sticky chicken wings contains around 70mg of cholesterol, which is about 23% of the recommended daily intake.
  • Carbohydrates: While chicken wings are not a significant source of carbohydrates, each serving of sticky chicken wings contains around 3g of carbs.
  • Protein: Chicken wings are a good source of protein, with each serving of sticky chicken wings containing around 18g of protein.
  • Sodium: One potential concern with sticky chicken wings is their high sodium content. Each serving contains around 2055mg of sodium, which is about 90% of the recommended daily intake. It’s important to be mindful of your sodium intake when enjoying this dish.
  • Saturated Fat: Sticky chicken wings are also high in saturated fat, with each serving containing around 17g of saturated fat. This is about 85% of the recommended daily intake.

Overall, sticky chicken wings can be a delicious and satisfying dish, but it’s important to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet. By being mindful of the nutritional information, you can make informed choices about how to enjoy this tasty treat.

Sticky Chicken Wings

Additional Tips and Tricks

Achieving a Crispy Texture

When it comes to making sticky chicken wings, achieving a crispy texture can be a challenge. One of the best ways to ensure that your wings come out crispy is to bake them on a cooling rack. This allows air to circulate around the wings, which helps to crisp them up. Another trick is to leave the wings uncovered in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight. This will help to dry out the skin, which will lead to a crispier texture. Finally, using a bit of cornstarch in your marinade can also help to create a crispy coating.

Using a Crockpot

If you’re short on time or don’t want to heat up your oven, using a crockpot is a great option for making sticky chicken wings. Simply place your wings in the crockpot with your favorite marinade and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Once they’re done, you can broil them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.

Game Day Preparation

Sticky chicken wings are the perfect snack for game day, and with a little bit of preparation, you can have them ready in no time. One trick is to marinate your wings overnight so that they’re packed with flavor. Another option is to make a big batch of wings ahead of time and then reheat them in the oven or microwave when it’s time to serve. Finally, don’t forget to make extra sticky sauce for dipping!

Overall, making sticky chicken wings is all about finding the right balance of flavor and texture. Experiment with different marinades and cooking methods until you find the perfect combination that works for you. And don’t forget to share your recipe and rating with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to get seasoning to stick to chicken wings?

The best way to get seasoning to stick to chicken wings is to pat them dry with paper towels before seasoning. This will remove any excess moisture that can prevent the seasoning from sticking. Also, use a dry rub or a seasoning mix with a little bit of oil to help it adhere to the wings.

How do you make crispy Asian chicken wings?

To make crispy Asian chicken wings, you need to coat the wings in a mixture of cornstarch and baking powder before frying. This creates a crispy exterior while keeping the inside juicy. Additionally, you can add Asian-inspired flavors to the wings by using ingredients like soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil.

What’s a good marinade for Chinese sticky chicken wings?

A good marinade for Chinese sticky chicken wings includes soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Marinate the wings for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.

Can you make sweet and sticky wings in the oven?

Yes, you can make sweet and sticky wings in the oven. After seasoning the wings, bake them at 375°F for 30-35 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Then, brush them with a glaze made of honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the glaze is sticky and caramelized.

What’s the best flour to use for frying Chinese chicken wings?

The best flour to use for frying Chinese chicken wings is cornstarch. Cornstarch creates a lighter and crispier coating than all-purpose flour. Mix cornstarch with a little bit of baking powder and seasonings to create a flavorful coating that will stick to the wings.

What’s an easy recipe for sticky Asian chicken wings?

An easy recipe for sticky Asian chicken wings is to mix soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a bowl. Season the wings with salt and pepper, then bake them in the oven at 375°F for 30-35 minutes. Brush the wings with the sauce and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the glaze is sticky and caramelized.

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