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Crispy Sweet Sticky Spicy Wings

Crispy Sweet Sticky Spicy Wings - One thing I know from years of recipe development is that people LOVE crunchy sticky wings. This spicy version is in our TOP 3 wing recipes ever.
Course Party Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings (3 pounds of chicken wings)
Calories 600 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the Wings

  • 3 pounds chicken wings washed, trimmed and cut in pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the Glaze

  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 tsp Chinese crushed chili paste or use chopped fresh chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


To Prepare the Wings

  1. Wash, trim excess skin and fat and cut the wings into pieces, discarding the tips. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix together the flour, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, five spice powder, sea salt, black pepper and ground ginger.
  3. Prepare an egg wash by whisking together the eggs and milk.
  4. Dredge the egg washed wings in the flour mixture and drop them in a canola oil filled and preheated 350 degree F deep fryer for about 8-10 minutes or little longer for larger wings, until a medium golden brown.
  5. Drain on a wire rack placed on a cookie sheet. Hold in a 175 degree oven if making more than one batch.

To Prepare the Glaze

  1. Add the oil and garlic to a small saucepan.
  2. Saute over medium heat until the garlic is softened but not browned.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour over all the cooked wings in a large bowl and toss well to cover the wings in the glaze before serving.
  5. You can also just serve the glaze as a dipping sauce if you prefer.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Sweet Sticky Spicy Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 1765mg77%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.