These sweet and spicy baked wings need no long explanation. The honey caramelizes on the wings as they bake. That's a very good thing. They're also easy to prepare. Fresh oregano and a squeeze of lemon is a delicious finish. Best of all, they're baked not fried. Bees Knees Spicy Honey makes them extra special. The chili-infused honey is the secret ingredient, giving this dish a punch of heat and flavor. I reviewed the spicy honey a few weeks ago. It became an instant favorite in my kitchen. You can find the spicy honey on Uncommongoods. Regular honey and a sprinkle of ground cayenne pepper will work too.
Spicy Honey Baked Wings Recipe
Makes 24 Wings
Some Notes & Tips:
The basic method of baking the wings and then broiling them during the last few minutes of cooking is what makes them crisp-up. Keep a close eye on them once you put them under the broiler. They cook quickly. In my oven, they brown in 2-3 minutes.
I always use Bell & Evans chicken. This chicken is humanely raised and I think it's the best brand on the market.
If you don't like spicy food, substitute the spicy honey for regular honey.
- Just over two pounds of chicken wings (24-25 wings). I use Bell & Evans brand.
- 1-2 lemons
- 1-2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano or rosemary
- Generous drizzles of Bees Knees Spicy Honey
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking tray with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the wings on the tray in a single layer. Spray them with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt. Bake them in the oven for 35 minutes, turning them over halfway through the cooking process.
Take the wings out of the oven. Turn on the broiler. Drizzle each wing with Bees Knees Spicy Honey. Broil them for 2-4 minutes or until they're brown and crispy. Once they're done broiling, squeeze some lemon juice on them (if using) and serve with another drizzle of Bees Knees Spicy Honey and a sprinkle of freshly chopped oregano or rosemary.