Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings. Super easy to make and healthier than fried. Tossed in a sweet and spicy Honey Chipotle sauce!

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Confession: I love chicken wings. Especially wings that are super crispy and dripping with lots of sauce. The sauce has to be super spicy and accompanied by ranch dressing for dipping.

When I order wings out at a restaurant I always get naked wings extra crispy and the sauce on the side. This ensures my wings are always super crispy and I can load them up with as much sauce as I like.

I baked these chicken wings in the oven instead of frying them. It saves some calories and you still get a super crispy chicken wing.

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These wings are surprisingly easy to make. I like to make the Honey Chipotle sauce while the chicken is cooking and toss everything together once the chicken is out of the oven.

I start by dabbing the chicken wings with a paper towel to ensure they are completely dry. I then place them on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. This makes the chicken extra crispy by allowing the extra grease to drip down onto the baking sheet. The wings cook in a 400 degree oven for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. I then place them under the broiler for an additional 2-4 minutes to crisp up even more.

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Now let’s talk about the sauce. It’s sweet and spicy and smothered on top of the wings. The sauce is made up of honey, chiles in adobo, ketchup, vinegar and butter. You can control the amount of heat by adding more chiles in adobo for spicier wings or more honey to sweeten it up.

To me the chilies in adobo make the sauce. I like to add about 1-2 tablespoons more when I am making this for myself. I love the smokey flavor and spiciness. You can find chilies in adobo in your grocery store in the Mexican isle.

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These Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings are a perfect snack or appetizer.

Grab some napkins and enjoy these Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings!

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Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings. Super easy to make and healthier than fried. Tossed in a sweet and spicy Honey Chipotle sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons chiles in adobo sauce only
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Dab the chicken wings off with a paper towel to ensure they are completely dry.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Place chicken wings on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  5. Place them in the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Keep the chicken in the oven and turn the broiler on. Broil chicken for 2-4 minutes (or longer depending on how crispy you like your wings). Keep a very close eye on them.
  7. Meanwhile, add honey, chilies in adobo, butter, ketchup and apple cider vinegar to a small saucepan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until butter is melted. Keep on low heat until ready to toss with wings.
  8. Immediately after wings are done cooking toss them in the Honey Chipotle sauce.
  9. Serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 435mg19%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 751IU15%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Wings, Chiles in adobo, Crispy Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings, Easy Appetizer