Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Wings

This is a simple and straightforward recipe for juicy, delicious sweet and spicy buffalo wings. This dish can be prepared in a mere half an hour and does not require any culinary expertise, and all of the ingredients can be found at most grocery stores. Show your family who the top chef is with this sweet and spicy dinner!

What You Will Need

-3/4 cup honey
-3/4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
-1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
-1/3 cup pineapple juice
-1/2 tsp garlic salt
-1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
-1 1/2 lb chicken wings

It only takes a few minutes to put this dish together, so start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; this way the oven will be up to temperature once the wings are ready to be heated.

Start off by mixing 3/4 cup of honey with 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar and 1/3 cup of pineapple juice. The acidity in the vinegar and the pineapple juice helps to dissolve the honey and create a nice, thin sauce.

Next, add in 3/4 cup of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to turn your honey, vinegar and pineapple juice mixture into a hot and spicy marinade. Increase the spiciness by adding in 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce. Following this, add in another 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt. Blend the ingredients thoroughly for a well-mixed, even marinade.

Now place 1 1/2 pounds of chicken wings into a bowl. Pour the marinade into the bowl as well, and begin to massage the ingredients into the chicken wings. You can let the chicken marinate, but there is no specific timeline; you can let it sit for as little as 1/2 hour, or as long as 4 hours, or you can bypass the marination entirely and simply rely on your ability to massage the marinade into the chicken.

The longer your ingredients sit together, the more intense your chicken wings will be in the end. If you are looking for an end result that is sweet, spicy and light, you may want to simply massage the ingredients into the chicken without letting it marinate for too long. If you want a more intense flavor, leave the chicken in the marinade longer and let it soak.

Once your chicken has been marinated for the desired amount of time, lay each wing down on a pan, making sure each wing has its own space and none of them are touching. At this point you can add extra marinade from the mixing bowl onto of the wings for a mouthwateringly juicy texture. Now all you have to do is put your dish in the oven for about 20 minutes and be sure to check on them periodically.

After 20 minutes you will have a fresh batch of juicy, tender sweet and spicy buffalo wings. This dish is versatile; it’s great for family dinners, and just as great as a game-time appetizer that can be prepared during half-time. Now you’re up to the best part: eating them!

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can easily customize the intensity of your sweet and spicy buffalo wings. The marination process allows you to decide how spicy you want your wings to be; half an hour of marination will give you a good balance of the sweet honey and the chipotle peppers, while a few hours of marination will satisfy fans of spicy dishes on every level. If you want to prepare a delicious homemade meal that can take as little as half an hour of your time, sweet and spicy buffalo wings are the way to go!