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Oven Baked Chicken Wings – Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

by Adina 14/03/2019 2 comments

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Sweet and spicy oven baked chicken wings coated in Hoisin and Sriracha sauce, sticky and utterly delicious.


We are so much into oven baked chicken wings at the moment, not only me, but especially the kids – just say chicken wings and they will be cheering.

I can’t believe I haven’t made chicken wings for so many years until sometime last summer when I started with these delicious Korean chicken wings. Ever since, we have had chicken wings whenever possible.

My first try with oven baked chicken wings was more than 10 years ago before the children were even born. Didn’t like them! I had tried 2 or 3 recipes then, wasn’t impressed and moved on, just thought they would never be something unless you fried them, which I wasn’t really keen on.

But during the last couple of years, I keep seeing crispy oven baked chicken wings here, sticky baked chicken wings there, I just knew I had to give them another try. If everybody likes them so much, there must be a reason.

And there is! If made properly, oven baked chicken wings are just amazing! Any kind: crispy, sticky, sweet, hot… everything I’ve tried until now was perfect!


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This time I’ve made Hoisin chicken wings. And added some Sriracha for a bit of spiciness. And some honey for more sweetness. And we all licked our fingers after finishing the meal…


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Hoisin sauce:

Hoisin Sauce, Oven Baked Chicken Wings – Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings is a  key ingredient in many Chinese dishes, it is sometimes called Chinese barbecue sauce. It is made with fermented soybean paste, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, chilies and sweetener.

Hoisin is very thick and dark in color. It is slightly sweet and very salty, so you will probably not need extra salt when cooking recipes using Hoisin sauce. You will definitely not need any extra salt when cooking these sweet and spicy chicken wings.

Many larger supermarkets store hoisin sauce and you will definitely be able to find it in ethnic food shops, like Asian shops.

More recipes using Hoisin sauce: Broccoli and Tofu Sweet Sour and Mushroom Egg Noodle Soup .


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Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, Oven Baked Chicken Wings – Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings is a hot chili sauce, which was very popular 4-5 years ago, if I recall correctly. I still use it, I almost always have an open bottle of Sriracha sauce in the fridge.

Sriracha contains ground chilies, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt and is indeed very hot, keep that in mind when using it.

It can be bought in most supermarkets or in ethnic shops.

You could also make these Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Honey with Sriracha instead of Korean Gochujang sauce.


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Dark soy sauce:

Dark Soy Sauce, Oven Baked Chicken Wings – Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings is aged soy sauce, which is sometimes mixed with molasses or caramel and a bit of cornstarch to make it thicker and darker than regular light soy sauce.

Dark soy sauce is less salty and sweeter than light soy sauce.

It can also be bought in most supermarkets and ethnic shops.

Here are more recipes using dark soy sauce: Roasted Lime Chicken with Honey Soy Sauce Marinade and Vegan Spinach Peanut Butter Noodles.


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How to divide chicken wings at the joint?

In order to divide the chicken wings into drumettes and wingettes easily, you have to find the right spot between the bones, where your knife will easily go through the joint.

To do that, pick up the wing holding the drumette in your hand, stretching the joint open. The wingette part should still be on the working surface. Go with the knife through the joint, you should not encounter any serious resistance.

If there is any resistance, it means that you are not in exactly the right spot between the wing parts. Try again, a few millimeters more on the right or left of the joint until you hit the right spot. The knife should be able to easily go through the skin and between the bones.

If your chicken wings also have the wing tips still attached, remove the tips and use them for making chicken stock.


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Sauce for the oven baked chicken wings:

Mix all the sauce ingredients – Hoisin and Sriracha sauce, dark soy sauce, runny honey and grated garlic clove – in a small bowl. Pour over the prepared chicken wings and stir to coat well all over.


how to make oven baked chicken wings


How to bake the Hoisin chicken wings

Arrange the Hoisin chicken wings in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Take the sweet and spicy chicken wings out of the oven and using tongs turn them into the sauce on the baking tray again, they should be coated again all over.

Now it depends on your oven. If the grill is integrated into your oven, turn it on. If the grill is separated, you will have to preheat it shortly before you take the Hoisin chicken wings out of the oven.

Grill the oven baked chicken wings for about 3 minutes or until they are nice and crispy with slight grill marks here and there.


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However, pay attention to the grill. Some might be hotter than others and you don’t want to burn your chicken wings.

My grill is separated from the oven and I have the feeling it is much faster than an oven integrated grill. It also depends on which rack I place the wings, if they are on the one closest to the grill, they will be ready in no time.

Definitely keep an eye on them, all grills are different! Adjust the grill time accordingly!


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Oven Baked Chicken Wings – Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

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  • 20 chicken wings
  • 4 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • ½ tablespoon runny honey
  • 1-2 scallions, optional for garnish
  • 2-3 teaspoons sesame seeds, optional for garnish


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

Divide the chicken wings into wingettes and drumettes at the joint. See the blog post above for more instructions on that. Give them to a larger bowl.

In a small bowl mix together the Hoisin sauce, grated garlic clove, dark soy sauce, Sriracha and runny honey. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and mix well so that all the wings are coated with the sauce.

Arrange the Hoisin chicken wings on the prepared baking tray and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

During the last minutes of the baking time, preheat the grill if it is separated from the oven you are baking in.

Turn the chicken wings into the sauce on the baking tray again, just to coat them all over again. Place the baking tray under the hot grill and and grill the wings for about 3 minutes.

Caution: You have to keep an eye on the chicken wings while they are under the grill, depending on your grill this process might take a shorter or a longer time and you don't want to scorch the chicken wings.

Sprinkle the oven baked chicken wings with thinly sliced scallions and sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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angiesrecipes 15/03/2019 - 06:20

They look fingerlickingly delicious! Sweet and spicy are a great combo of flavours.

Kelly | Foodtasia 15/03/2019 - 13:46

Adina, these look fabulous! Sweet, spicy, and sticky chicken wings are my fave. Your sauce sounds so delicious!


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