Detroit Hot Honey Wings


These honey wings are sweet and spicy and amazing on the grill. This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 pounds chicken wings, tips discarded

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you can stand it)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup honey, divided

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup hot sauce


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Wash wings well and pat dry with paper towels. Season wings with cayenne, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cook chicken wings on the preheated grill, brushing wings liberally with 1/2 cup honey while cooking, until cooked through and juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Pour melted butter into a large bowl; mix in hot sauce and remaining 1/2 cup honey.

  5. Remove wings from the grill and immediately toss them in hot honey butter sauce to coat. Serve wings wet or return them to the grill for 1 minute per side to set sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
23g Fat
47g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 700mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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