Detroit Hot Honey Wings
A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!
A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!
My husband and i could not get enough of these wings! They were so good! Instead of pouring the sauce over the wings, i basted them liberally with the sauce through out the grilling process. They were fantastic. I set aside extra sauce for dipping.The only thing i will do differently next time will be to omit the salt. It was a wee bit on the salty side. I think the hot sauce has plenty of salt as is. I think i will also omit the butter. With all the sweet honey, i dont think it will be missed and i will be eliminating all that unnecessary fat! I will definitely be making these again very soon!**Update: Ok, dont eliminate the butter..its waaay to spicy!Read More
First time making this recipe and this will be the last time. I followed the recipe directions as provided except I only had 1.5 pounds of wings so I cut back to 2/3 the recipe (Honey, butter and Frank’s original hot sauce plus one tablespoon Tabasco) which is a little less than 3/4. This recipe had zero heat and way, way too much sweetness. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I normally will use 1/2 cup Frank’s for every 1/4 cup butter plus a little Tabasco and ZERO sweetener of any kind. Also, the honeyed wings do tend to burn easily on the grill so be very careful and keep watching.Read More
My husband and i could not get enough of these wings! They were so good! Instead of pouring the sauce over the wings, i basted them liberally with the sauce through out the grilling process. They were fantastic. I set aside extra sauce for dipping.The only thing i will do differently next time will be to omit the salt. It was a wee bit on the salty side. I think the hot sauce has plenty of salt as is. I think i will also omit the butter. With all the sweet honey, i dont think it will be missed and i will be eliminating all that unnecessary fat! I will definitely be making these again very soon!**Update: Ok, dont eliminate the butter..its waaay to spicy!
Oh my goodness, this was so good. I put them in the deep fryer for 15 minutes because we like crispy wings, and then put them in the oven with the honey for 15 more minutes. Put the sauce on and put back in for 10 minutes. I also upped the hot sauce a bit. My husband loves his wings screaming hot, and I like a little hot. These magically fulfilled both our needs. I am going to make these from now on!
I baked these at 350 for about 50 minutes (my oven doesn't get that hot though). Honey goes well with the hot sauce. I will make it a little hotter next time!
My husband made these last night on his own. He cooked them in the oven, 425* for almost 45 minutes. This recipe is one of the best wing recipes we've ever had. Absolutely delicious!
YES!! I had these wings years ago at a Detroit restaurant when I visited there and, I wanted this recipe so bad I couldn't stand it (the restaurant owners wouldn't give it to me...family secret and all.) I followed your recipe last night, although I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic (this is a mainstay in my kitchen) and my family just wild for them! Next time, I will have to triple the recipe because they were gone faster than I could sit down and grab a couple for myself! I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic. Any city that can boast such a great chicken wing recipe deserves thanks.....so, GO "RED WINGS"!! :>D
I added minced garlic. Possible to use half the honey and still get the desired level of sweetness. Often requested at the fire station.
These are the best. I grill them every Sunday when the Cleveland Browns are playing. They are so good I was compelled to take a picture of them. Which I hope everyone enjoys. It show how wonderfull they really are. BIG GENE
We loved these. I did half the amount of hot sauce (Frank's) because we have young children that are not fans of spicy things (yet!) and they still had a very small bite to them that the kids were fine with. My husband and I who like spicy then dipped our wings in additional hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. I really wasn't sure how I'd feel about the honey and my husband who is a huge hot wing fan seemed just a little skeptical, but we were all pleased with the results. A nice change from typical hot wings!
Oh my AMAZING!!! These are the first wings I've ever made (definitely not the first I've ever consumed though...lol). I took the advice of another reviewer, baking them in the oven for 30 minutes on 400 degrees. I seasoned with cayenne and pepper, then poured about half of the sauce on top to cook them in. Once done, I tossed them in the remaining sauce and I, my 15 month old, and 8 year old devoured them! I probably would not use quite as much honey next time, and the heat is very flexible. These wings came out soooo tender. Thanks so much for this recipe!
My family and I love this recipe. My 10 year old daughter is especially fond of it. She asks me to make it at least once a week. I do add more cayenne pepper and I bake the wings in the oven on 425 for about 30 - 40 min. After they are done baking I turn the broiler on to crisp up the skin. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
These are really good, although I think I could do with less butter in the sauce. I will probably halve it next time. But overall, very tasty, love the combination of sweet and spicy.
Just finished cooking these bad boys and will be devouring them tomorrow during the first day of big boy football! I ate a few tonight to get my mouth watering, and let me tell you these things rock! My suggestions, taking into accounts some other wings I have previously grilled: use less butter (1/4 cup is fine), do not exceed 1 tspn Cayenne unless you want your ___ on fire, and finally the most important thing............. after soaking your wings in the sauce, throw back on the grill, cook 1-2 min. Put BACK in sauce, then back on the grill. Do this a couple of times til you have no more sauce to dunk them in...... a little extra work but you will get the most flavor, and you can thank me later!!
Okay, I loved the basic recipe and I am originally from the "D" so I had to try it. I ended up putting my own spin on it. I mixed Lawrey's Seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cracked black pepper and the cayenne pepper in a bowl (to taste). I seasoned my wings, fried them and did a batch minus the cayenne pepper for the kids. I enjoyed them "dry" by baking the honey on, then tossing them hot in the sauce and sticking them back in the oven for about 5 minutes!!! I used the remaining sauce as a dip. We had it with carrots, celery, oven fries and Ranch Dressing. Nothing but lip smacking goodness. I went back to wrap up the leftovers, but there weren't any...nothing but bones.
Wow! These were fantastic. I doubled the recipe and my family of 5 devoured every last one. I added garlic to sauce. I baked them for 30 mins then basted with honey, baked for 20 more, tossed in sauce and baked 10 more mins. Topped with sliced green onions...delicious!
This here is a great gettin' back to basics recipe. Don't ferget the Tabascey sauce!
Excellent! We loved these, I wouldn't change a thing.
First time making this recipe and this will be the last time. I followed the recipe directions as provided except I only had 1.5 pounds of wings so I cut back to 2/3 the recipe (Honey, butter and Frank’s original hot sauce plus one tablespoon Tabasco) which is a little less than 3/4. This recipe had zero heat and way, way too much sweetness. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I normally will use 1/2 cup Frank’s for every 1/4 cup butter plus a little Tabasco and ZERO sweetener of any kind. Also, the honeyed wings do tend to burn easily on the grill so be very careful and keep watching.
Just made grilled wings for the first time using this recipe. They are much better than i thought they would be! I browned them fairly dark so that they would have crispier skins and they were juicy and good. Cooked them probably 15 min as they were on the small side. When seasoning the wings prior to cooking, I added garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder to the salt, black pepper and cayenne. I thought this added a lot of nice flavor to the meat. When making the sauce, I used unsalted butter so they wouldn't be as salty (since I salted the meat prior to grilling and Frank's Red Hot has salt). I would only use 1/3 c. butter next time as I didn't quite need it all for 3 lbs of wings. I also think the final sauce only needs 1/4 c. honey as it was pretty sweet. I thickened it up with a few dashes of corn starch as well, think that worked out pretty nicely.
delish!!! my daughters said it was the best wings they've eaten. Cheers!
had to make them in the oven and still turned out good added tapatio to make it a little spicier and only 1/2 the honey!!!!!!!!
These wings were fantastic! You can probably tell from my nick that I like outdoor smoking/grilling. In fact I don't usually like chicken, but these wings were sweet/spicy with the wonderful flavor only cooking over a wood (or briquette) barbeque can provide. This will be a permanent addition to my recipe collection! Don't be too concerned if the wing pieces "char" a bit more than in the picture. The important thing is to cook the meat all the way through. The charred skin just adds to the range of flavors - and adds an authentic "grilled" presentation. Bye-bye soggy fried hot wings!
I tried these wings two ways - in the oven and on the grill. Frankly, the grilled version left something to be desired, and the flavor was almost non-existent. In the oven, the wings tasted wonderful and the sauce stayed on without burning. Also, I would recommend following others' suggestions to marinate the wings in the honey and hot sauce for a day before cooking.
I served these at last year's Super Bowl party for a bunch of constuction workers. They were a huge hit! It was too snowy to grill, so I actually cooked them in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes, then used the broiler for about 3 to get them brown. I also used a little less butter and not only basted both sides during the cooking, but tossed them around in the extra sauce when they came out of the oven. Wonderful, wonderful recipe!
Living in Michigan we had to try these. I made them with boneless/skinless chicken thighs and they were amazing. I just seasoned and seared them in a pan and then put them in a baking dish and poured the entire mixture of ingredients over the thighs and baked them for about 30 minutes. These were wonderful! The whole family loved them and we couldn't stop eating more. Thanks for a great recipe! This is a keeper for sure!
Delicious and the recipe is perfect! However I used Lawry's instead of regular salt, that's the only change I made! I didn't use Frank's, but Cholula hot sauce and they came out really great! My boyfriend loved them too and even said he liked them better than Buffalo wings; they had more flavor. I will definitely make this again, you could use the sauce for a number of different things! Also, I brushed the wings with a touch of oil before grilling because one reviewer had said their wings had come out a little dry, and I didn't baste with honey until towards the end and wished that I hadn't because it just kind of burned onto the wings. But still, very good recipe and I'm really really glad I tried them! **Made this again without basting with honey; turns out the sauce doesn't stick to the wings as well! Next time I will baste them as I did the first time - toward the end of grilling.
Loved this recipes! I used orange blossom honey and was very generous. I used garlic powder and some cayenne pepper to season, and let the wings sit for 30 minutes. Then brushed with honey and into a 425 degree oven on a nonstick foil lined baking pan. After 20 minutes I flipped the wings and added more honey. After 20 more minutes I flipped again and coated with the hot sauce/butter/honey mixture and cooked for 5-10 more minutes. I probably could have used more heat, but these were really tasty!
Oh, YUM! My family doesn't like things very hot, so I just skipped the red and black pepper. Delish! I also fried the wings, and then tossed with the sauce and baked for a about 20 min. Great recipe!
Yummy! I made the recipe way for 1/2 the batch and omitted the cayenne & substituted bbq sauce for hot sauce on the other 1/2 for my kids. Both were delicous but the recipe way was perfect! Both my husband & I loved them!
Awesome recipe. I baked for 40 minutes at 400 degrees and then basted and broiled for 5 minutes on each side.
These were great. I have also cheated before and took pre-made frozen hot wing, then brushed them with the honey-hot sauce-butter mix. Really jazzes them up!
The wings tuned out fine. In my household we like the wings a little crispier. In order to achieve that I ended up keeping them in the over 90-min instead of the recommended 50-min.
These were so good! I made these for Super Bowl - I was putting out all the food and this dish was the first one out. When I sat down myself to eat, my boyfriend already had a pile of bones on his plate! Clean-up is tough though because of the sauce burnt in the pans.
This recipe works for delicious fried hot wings! I am not a big fan of HOT, but these were good. More of a "kick" than hot for the sake of hot. Like others, I added garlic powder and I upped the cayenne. For 8 lbs of chicken, I used the following mix: 2 tbsp black pepper, 2 tbsp salt, 2 tbsp garlic powder and 4 tsp of cayenne. Tip - mix the seasoning in a salt shaker and dispense from there. I heavily seasoned the wings with the spices and let them sit in the refrigerator for about 5 hours. Then we dredged them in flour seasoned with the same seasoning and deep fried them. We let them sit on paper towels for a couple of minutes until they were free of the excess grease, before dunking them in the sauce. Because I didn't pay close enough attention to the amounts called for in the original recipe, MY sauce ended up being a 50/50 mixture of the honey and hot sauce (2 cups honey/2 cups hot sauce - Texas Pete) along with the called for butter. Because the wings were dipped in the sauce after cooked, it was safe to put out the remaining sauce so that those who wanted to could spoon it over their wings. I prepard the wings for a Super Bowl party, so I placed them in a crock pot to keep them warm. As time passed, they lost some of their crispiness, but they were still delicious!
Baked in the oven - terrific! Even better were a few wings leftover the next day!
Amazing! I would just lay off the butter, it made my sauce watery.
We had my husband's boss and two of his co-workers over for an impromptu dinner before they left town. My husband bought some chicken wings and was going to make his own sauce. I made him wait so I could look one up online and chose this one because of the ratings. I'm GLAD I DID! All four men, and myself of course, loved the wings. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great! Thanks!
these were amazing! i never eat wings but made them for my husband and had to try them. we both LOVED them! i had to bake mine and they were still really really good. Perfect blend of spice & sweet. Thanks for the recipe!!
After having these in my recipe box for over a year, I finally made them last night. Sadly, the storm was too bad to put them on the grill but they were still amazing in the oven!!!! Can't wait to make them on the grill next time, and I'll probably do a mild and spicy version. (This recipe as is would be considered the mild version.)
Very good! Had a cookout and these were gone quick. Recipe is simple and easy, but really delicious. Go heavy on the cayenne at first if you like the spicy taste to linger.
WOW so good! I pretty much made as stated. Except didnt grill outdoors :)
If you didn't think these were great you probably made them wrong. Grilling is definitely the way to go. A few of mine got charred on one side at the end of cooking but it was a good flavor change every once in a while.
This recipe was nice. Second time I made these I let them sit or marinade them in hot sauce and the pepper overnight. I also added some habaneros finely diced too. This seemed to kick up the flavor.
so good. even works if you deep fry the wings and make the honey sauce separate in a pot and coat afterwards....so delicious...
No kidn these wings r the bomb.favorite chicken of all time
I love Wings, and this is a really tasty recipe....Savory, spicy, delicious!
I cooked mine in the oven and I didn't put the honey on before cooking, just the honey in the sauce. I thought the sauce was just on the edge of too sweet, so I'm glad I didn't use the extra honey. Was very tasty and not particularly hot. Will probably add more spice next time.
This recipe is so fantastic! I've made them twice in a row. Both times I used Franks RedHot Sweet Heat Wings Sauce, and opted not to pour extra salt on. The wings beat most of the local wings places around my area. My fam & friends can't get enough, even those who normally hate the spicy stuff love 'em. A++
As a member of allrecipes for almost a year, I have used many recipes, but this is the first one I have commented on. These were delicious! I read the other comments and I fried the chicken wings first then put them in the oven, basting them every 10 minutes. The chicken was so tender and fell right off the bone. My husband said that after he ate these, he will never eat regular fried chicken again! Thanks for the great recipe.!!
I have made this several times, but I haven't had the chance to rate it until now =) We love this recipe. I have made it with the cayenne pepper and without. It is great both ways. When my hubby made it without the cayenne he used BBQ seasoning instead. It was just as good. I think I used more honey than what it said, so I guess it just depends on the person barbecuing. Thanks for this recipe. It has gone down into my family recipe book, we use it all the time. Thanks so much.
I cooked mine in a skillet with flour; my husband prefers breaded wings. Then baked them in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes in the sauce. These were really enjoyable. Thanks for the recipe.
It's the middle of winter in Wisconsin, so I opted to bake instead of grill. Seasoned and basted with honey, baked in the oven 40 minutes, flipping the wings halfway and basting with more honey. I mixed up the sauce and spread some on the wings and popped them back in the oven for about 5 minutes. Delicious!
These were excellent. I served them at a birthday party and they were gobbled up in no time. Thanks for the recipe!
Good flavor. Had a hard time getting coating to stick. Looking for another crispier recipe.
omg, these are so darn good! i decreased the amount of honey a bit and upped the hot sauce(i like a little more spicy than sweet) so so good! served with grilled corn and pasta salad. mmm
These were very good wings but for me they needed to be a little hotter to get 5 stars. Next time I make them I will add a little more hot sauce to them to see if that helps. Would recomend to try for the honey on the wings is a perfect fit.
These wings are awesome!!! My whole family loved them, even my super picky son. I will be sure to make these again.
Made a ton of wings and drum sticks for a BBQ party. I didn't baste with the honey afraid that they would burn on the grill. I had serveral people ask what was one them. They were a hit. Will make again basting with the honey.
sweet, not hot at all
there realy good and easly one of my favorites
Made as written for sauce. Used chicken legs instead of wings. All loved! (Those that like the heat, anyway!) Have made several times.
This recipe is pretty good...the wings are just right!!
Still looking for a great / signature wing recipe
This is really good.
Amazing! I marinated chicken legs (got a ton on sale) over night in half of the hot sauce and honey. I subbed red pepper flakes for the cayenne b/c I am out. I also forgot the butter and these were still amazing, perfect combo of sweet and spicy! Thanks for the recipe:)
I used drumstick instead of wings...turned out great, will definately make again!
Two tablespoon Olive oil add seasoing minced garlic mix everything together bake at 425 for 30 minutes, baste and bake for another 15 minutes I hd a 4 pd bag of drummettes used 2 tablespoon of butter 1/2 cup of franks and 1/4 cup honey turned out absolutly delicious.
Delicious! We loved these wings. You could probably tone them down a little for the kids (even thought they weren't terribly hot) by omitting the cayenne pepper. Definitely a keeper.
A good recipe. You can make it has hot & spicy as you like.
AWESOME !! They were not as hot as my kids like but we still loved them.
Wow honey really does lend itself well to hot sauce! I seasoned my wings with cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder (no salt!) and let it sit for about an hour. I have no grill so I baked the wings at 300 until they were tender and brown. Prior to baking, I spooned some of the hot sauce on the wings. I turned the wings periodically and basted with the sauce. For the sauce I melted the butter (1/2 the amount called for) in a saucepan, then added the honey (also half) and Frank's Red Hot. I also added cayenne pepper to taste. I let the sauce thicken a bit on the stove before adding it to the chicken. I reserved some to add at the end of baking. It was spicy and sweet. So delicious! Thank you for posting!
Wow these are awesome! They smelled great the whole way through the process and drool-worthy at the end. Thanks for the great recipe!
Perfect amount of sweet and spicy. I doubled the batch and added a cup of BBQ sauce (for smoky flavor) cut the butter in half for the doubled recipe. I baked in the oven at 450 (because of rain) for 40 mins. These are better than any pizza place wing and rival wing chains wings.
Excellent recipe!! We love spicy foods but this is a great compliment of spicy and sweet. Made these for the hockey game and our friends were raving about them. I tried the recommended garlic additions and I also used half Franks Red Hot with half Frank's Extra-Hot. This gave them just the right amount of bite. Delicious!!
Excellent, I dont do to much cooking and have never cooked wings but man are these good and if I can cook it a dog can.
Just the right heat for everyone in my family.
So Good! I've been looking for something like this for a long time! (Those of you who live in the south, if you remember Po Folk's Low Country Wings, they are similar to them!) The sweet and spicy go so well with a tangy bleu cheese dressing. Perfect for grilling in the backyard on beautiful pool day (exactly what I'm doing today!). Thanks so much for a simple but flavorful recipe!!
The wings were good, but wasn't as hot as I thought they would be.
Awesome savory taste. Definitely best wet and hot. We did find out though that you can cut back on the butter and the honey still have the same great taste. A must have for superbowl parties :-)
The best wings, eveeeerrrrrr!!!!!
These were pretty good...not sensational, but good. Everyting is better on the grill, so I was happy to find a grill recipe for some good wings. TFS!
Definitely bake these in the oven after grilling them. it really seals in the flavor and makes them a little crunchy. these are a hit with my family and our guests.
Yum. I have made these twice for parties and they always go fast. The first time I did them in the crock pot, the second time in the oven as the recipes calls for. Definitely better in the oven - probably over the top on the grill. If you like your wings spicy - add more than called for.
Very good recipe! I love it because it's so easy! Our family would prefer it a bit hotter though! Thanks for sharing!
Very tasty. Hot and sweet. Nice.
These were excellent. I have made them twice for BBQ's. The first time they went so fast, I didn't even get to try them, but was told they were sooooo good. Don't worry about them being too hot, really they are not. Love this recipe!!
According to my husband, these were the best darn hot wings he's ever tasted! Great recipe!
These wings were delicious! We made them for the super bowl less the cayenne pepper and my toddler was able to enjoy them too. I will make them again!
This was the first time making this recipe. I pan fried the wings since it is below zero here. Dipped the wings and put them under the broiler for a few mintues. Dipped again, served and our family gobbled them down. We will make these again!
I love chicken wings, and these had a good taste. Although I suggest you watch them pretty carefully, mine got a bit charred, so you could barely taste the sauce over the burnt honey.
We made these wings for a cookout and they were a huge hit. When the wings were about done on the grill, we basted them with some of the sauce. Then we put them on a platter and spooned the rest of the sauce over them. I had about six pounds of wings and doubled the recipe for the sauce. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
We have tried a few recipes in the past and none of them have even come close. These wings are awesome!!! We used half the honey the recipe called for. That was the only thing we changed. Thanx for sharing your recipe!!
I found this so useful
my husband who does not like honey loves these. I use buckwheat honey.
these are the best chicken wings i have ever had in life!!! I made the recipe exactly (which is something i almost never do) and i am glad i did, nothing could have made this any better!!!
These were awesome! I had never made wings before and they came out perfect and were a great addition to our Superbowl spread. Like many others, I baked them in the oven at 400 for 40 minutes, then broiled until they caramelized.
AWESOME! Wow, we loved these wings and so did everyone at the party. I am going to make them again, only this time I am not going to share!
I am SO GLAD I gave this a shot for the Steeler game. I didn't change the ingredients, only the cooking method (couldn't use my grill). I marinated the wings in the sauce for a few hours prior, then boiled the marinade and thickened it with 1 tsp cornstarch while the wings were in the oven. I basted the wings every 10 minutes and tossed them in the remaining cooked marinade after they were done. These were the best wings I've ever made. LOVED the flavor. I'll try them on the grill when it's nicer outside. :-) Thanks so much for the recipe!!!