Sweet Spicy Wings


Sweet and spicy wings! You can make two batches of sauce: use one as a marinade before grilling the chicken, and pour the second batch over the chicken after it is grilled. It is not mandatory to do it this way — just better!

Close up on a plate of saucy, sweet and spicy wings.
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 6 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded

  • 1 ½ cups Louisiana-style hot sauce

  • 1 cup honey

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate.

    Grill being lightly oiled.

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  2. Grill chicken on the preheated grill until the juices run clear, 8 to 12 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a large roasting pan.

    Wings placed in a roasting pan after the grill.

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  3. Mix together hot sauce, honey, butter, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until blended and heated through, about 10 minutes.

    Sauce ingredients mixed together and simmering until flavors are blended.

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  4. Pour hot sauce over chicken and stir to coat.

    Sauce poured over wings, then mixed together.

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You can deep fry or bake the chicken instead if you want to, but it is best when grilled.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
23g Fat
24g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 896mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* 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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