If you're a fan of bold flavors and crave the perfect appetizer to satisfy your spicy cravings, look no further. These hot honey wings are about to take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.
Prepared with simple ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, this recipe promises to deliver a mouthwatering dish that'll have everyone asking for seconds.
The secret to getting crispy and flavorful wings? Some Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil, baking powder and kosher salt, ensures these extra crispy wings will be the star of any party.
But the true star of the show is the spicy sauce. It's made with our new Hot Honey Balsamic Vinegar! It's the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, and adds the most incredible flavor to any dish.
But that's not all – we take it up a notch with a homemade hot honey balsamic butter sauce that's out-of-this-world delicious. A small saucepan, medium heat, and a touch of unsalted butter are all you need to whip up this hot sauce. Drizzle generously over your crispy hot honey wings for an extra layer of flavor.
Whether you choose to make them in the oven or try your hand at the air fryer, this recipe guarantees wings that are cooked to an internal temperature that's just right. Arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer basket, or on a baking sheet if you're using the oven, for optimal results. And trust us, you'll want a little extra sauce on the side. Yes, the hot honey butter sauce is THAT good!
Hot Honey Wings with Spicy Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
For the Chicken Wings:
- 2 pounds whole chicken wings, split at joints and tips discarded
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- Salt, to taste
For the Hot Honey Balsamic Glaze:
- 1/3 cup Hot Honey Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional, for extra flavor)
- Red pepper flakes or chili flakes (optional, for added heat)
- Sesame seeds and chopped green onions, for garnish (optional)
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
Prepare the Homemade Chicken Wings: In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with black pepper garlic infused olive oil, baking powder, and a sprinkle of salt until evenly coated.
Bake the Chicken Wings: Place wings on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the wings are golden and crispy.
Prepare the Hot Honey Balsamic Glaze: While the wings are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the hot honey balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, melted butter, minced garlic, grated ginger (if using), and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
Toss the Wings in the Glaze: Once the wings are cooked, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the hot honey balsamic glaze over the wings and toss to coat them evenly.
Optional: Broil for Extra Crispiness (Optional): If you want extra crispiness, you can place the glazed wings back on the baking sheet or wire rack and broil them for 2-3 minutes until they get a little extra crunch. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning and leave them the perfect golden brown.
Garnish and Serve: Transfer the glazed wings to a serving platter. Optionally, garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions for extra flavor and presentation.
Time to Enjoy!
And let's not forget the finishing touch – a side of blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing to cool down those taste buds after indulging in the spicy hot honey sauce wings. Trust us, it's the perfect pairing - and you can't have party wings without dipping sauce!
The combination of our Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil and Hot Honey Balsamic Vinegar is insanely delicious, creating the perfect mix of sweet and savory. Try the combo on other marinades, salad dressings, and more!
So, grab your paper towels and get ready to share your culinary masterpiece with your friends and family at your next gathering. These hot honey chicken wings are set to become a staple in your collection of chicken wing recipes. Get ready to savor every spicy, sticky, and savory bite!
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