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Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings. Crispy fried wings get tossed in a very easy to make honey garlic sauce just before serving. This method ensures the wings stay super crispy in the sweet sticky, finger licking good glaze.

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Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Everybody loves wings, especially me and this is my favourite recipe for Honey Garlic wings.

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Fresh chicken wings will always be juicier than frozen, but either can work in this recipe.

They are essentially ginger fried chicken wings which get tossed in the homemade honey garlic sauce afterward and served immediately.

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Can you ever get enough garlic?

The sauce is actually more of a glaze and not like the commercial bottled sauces that so many people buy. This results in crispy, sticky, finger lickin’ wings that are irresistible.

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We generally use organic honey in our recipes.

When I served them at a gathering of friends a little while back there was nothing left but a big platter of bones and some hopeful looks that there were more waiting in the kitchen.

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Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

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Yield: 6 or more servings. About 3 pounds of chicken wings

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings - Crispy fried wings get tossed in a very easy to make honey garlic sauce just before serving. This method ensures the wings stay super crispy in the sweet sticky, finger licking good glaze.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp powdered ginger, to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cold water


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil and garlic. Saute to soften the garlic but do not let it brown.
  2. Add the honey, soy sauce, and 1 tsp black pepper.
  3. Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool thoroughly. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.
  4. Mix together the flour, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt and 1 tbsp black pepper.
  5. Whisk together the eggs and water to make an egg wash.
  6. Wash the wings, pat dry, trim the tips and cut them into sections.
  7. Dip the wing pieces into the egg wash and then toss in the flour mixture. Drop the coated wings into a preheated 350 degree F deep fryer, filled with canola, peanut, or soy oil.
  8. Fry until golden brown, about 15-20 min depending on the size of the wing pieces. While still hot out of the oil toss the wing pieces in a large bowl with some of the honey garlic sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 540Saturated Fat 6gCholesterol 148mgSodium 2397mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 1gSugar 35gProtein 27g

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Friday 20th of September 2019

I made the recipe and my kids love it it's awesome.

Glenda Hagelston

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Can you make the sauce ahead of time!

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Oh yes, a day or two ahead is no problem.


Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Is it 3 tbsp of ginger and 1 tbsp of black pepper. That’s a lot of black pepper. Just making sure

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 11th of March 2019

It makes enough for more than a single batch, so yes..


Monday 21st of January 2019

Did some slight changes. Because I was having a football party, like other times when I am frying something, I do the double fry thing. I fry everything up for 1/2 the amount of time, and put in the frig. You can do this the night before if you like.. Then just as the people are arriving I do the 2nd Fry. They turn out really crispy and saves me allot of time and the cooking mess is cleaned up. I only have the fryer, which I just turn off to cool down. I also, like someone else on the comments used red pepper flakes and a touch of black pepper. I also didn't roll the wings in the glaze. I generously drizzled over the wings, then put the remainder of the sauce in a bowl on the plate. Everything else I did the same. These are great. Thanks for the recipe!

alicia houston

Friday 14th of December 2018

I made a version of this recipe I baked them used white and dark meat and basted every 15 minutes til done my husband declared this as one of his top 5 chicken dishes my two year old had several bites and declared them yummy. I made sure to pin and bookmark the recipe keep up the great work

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