Sweet, Hot & Sticky Wings – perfect beer companion

Couple of days ago a good friend told me she & her partner are planning a beer and wings night, and asked if I have any good wings recipe. I immediately remembered three recipes which ended on my shortlist after quite a lot of experiments. This is the first post out of three, so stay tuned!

We start with the sweet, hot & sticky wings – very easy recipe, not too much work, and the outcome is absolutely mouthwatering!

The best thing about these wings is the sticky and sweet caramelized syrup, which after a while reveals it’s piping hot and spicy side.


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup sweet Thai chili sauce (e.g. sriracha)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp smooth Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper / ground chipotle powder

This marinade will be enough for about 15-20 wings – that’s 1.5 – 2 kg (~4-6 lb).


To begin with we need to get the wings ready… I always like to chop off the tip – it’s got nothing but skin and bone, so leaving it on is just useless, really. Use a sharp knife or a scissors to chop the tip in the joint.

Place the marinade ingredients – all of them – in a big bowl and whisk until smooth and combined, then set aside.

The best way to marinate the wings is to use a large resealable plastic bag – place all the wings in, pour the marinade over, squeeze the air out and seal it. Toss the bag a little to distribute the marinade evenly and refrigerate for about 4-5 hours, or as long as overnight, for better taste.

Grilling – medium direct heat, 5-6 minutes per side, flipping 3 times, starting on the skin. Simply speaking, each side of the wing has to face fire twice. Overall cooking time – 20-24 minutes.


2 comments on “Sweet, Hot & Sticky Wings – perfect beer companion

  1. […] as all the previous recipes here and here, all the amounts are for about 10-12 wings, which is approximately 1 kg (2.5 […]


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