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Honey Hot Wings

Those Hot Honey Chicken Wings are the perfect sticky, sweet, and spicy wings to bring to your next game-day gathering. They're made with super simple ingredients, and are always a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, honey
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Briana


For the chicken wings

  • 4.5 pounds chicken wing sections
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the hot honey butter sauce

  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces hot honey sauce (homemade or storebought)
  • 2 ounces pure honey (optional and to taste)
  • parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and more hot honey to garnish


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F, or the oven to 425°F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment or air fryer trays with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss chicken wing sections with avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Add to baking sheets or air fryer trays in a single layer and bake until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through. In the air fryer this should take around 35 minutes, and about 45-50 minutes in the oven. Cook times may vary, so just be sure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by melting butter in a saucepan. Add hot honey, and honey, and adjust seasonings to taste. Simmer over low heat, stirring often to combine. Don't allow the mixture to boil.
  • After the wings are cooked through, toss them in about half of the sauce. You can broil or air fry for a few minutes to help the honey caramelize and stick to the wings if desired. Serve with the remaining sauce, and drizzle hot honey over top if desired. Enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • If using store-bought hot honey, you may need to add more spices to taste. 
  • Add honey and spices to taste. You can adjust the sweetness and spice level to suit your own personal preferences. 


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg