Crispy Oven-Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

By Rena |

Oven-baked, honey garlic chicken wings are tender on the inside with a crispy coating. Savory and a little sweet, these baked chicken honey wings are filled with delicious flavors.

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Crispy baked chicken wings are incredibly delicious and a healthy way to enjoy your favorite flavors. This chicken wings recipe is so easy to make and will keep you full for lunch, dinner, or your next cookout.

These Oven-baked, honey garlic chicken wings, are made with bold spices and seasonings such as paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and more that are combined with a sweet, honey garlic sauce made of honey, tomato passata, and sesame oil.

Why This Chicken Wings Recipe is the Best

  • Healthy with flavor: These baked chicken wings are not fried but baked for naturally crispy flavors in the oven.
  • Quick and easy: Ready in less than an hour, you’ll have the most flavorful crispy baked chicken wings ready to feed yourself and a crowd.
  • Perfect for all occasions: Enjoy these honey-baked wings for all occasions such as game days, BBQs, cookouts, parties, etc. Wings are great options for appetizers and side dishes!
close view of healthy baked chicken wings with parsley

Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Wings

  • Chicken wings: Two pounds of an assortment of bone-in wings are the best in our opinion because they are juicy, tender, and crispy at the same time after they have been baked.
  • Oil: Olive oil is rich in flavor and absorbs the seasoning mix well.
  • Seasoning mix: Kosher salt, cornstarch, ground pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder are combined to create robust savory elements to the exterior of the wings.

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • Soy sauce: Low-sodium soy sauce is what we like to use because it is healthier and just as flavorful without all the extra salt. Liquid coconut aminos or tamari are also great to use.
  • Honey: Sweet honey or maple syrup can be used to create the sweet flavor profile for this chicken wings recipe.
  • Tomato passata: Also known are tomato purée, tomato passata is thicker and richer in flavor and great to use for all types of savory dishes. Rich tomato flavors are delicious with the garlic.
  • Sesame seed oil: Toasted sesame seed oil provides an extra layer of earthy flavor and coats the wings as they sizzle in the oven.
  • Garlic powder: Rich garlic powder is the key ingredient for these baked chicken wings and creates a perfect balance with the honey.
  • Optional: Freshly chopped parsley for garnishment.
onion powder, garlic powder, olive oil, sesame oil, cornstarch, honey, chicken wings, soy sauce, salt, pepper, paprika for healthy chicken wings

How to Make Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Wings

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the salt, cornstarch, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder with a whisk.

Next, add the chicken wings to the baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken wings, then mix very well to coat the wings.

coating wings with seasoning mix on parchment paper

Next, bake the wings in the preheated oven for 30 minutes making sure to flip them halfway.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, tomato passata, sesame oil, and garlic powder with a spoon. Drizzle the wings with the garlic sauce and stir to combine.

drizzling honey garlic sauce over baked crispy chicken wings

Return the wings to the oven, then bake them for 10 more minutes until crispy. Garnish the fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy!

close view of honey baked chicken wings with parsley

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make honey garlic chicken wings in the oven?

Just coat the wings with a seasoning mix, then bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes making sure to flip halfway! Make the garlic sauce while the wings bake in the oven.

How long does it take for wings to bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit?

It will take about 40 minutes for the wings to bake in the oven.

How do you get the crunchiest wings?

Be sure to blot the wings with a paper towel prior to coating them with seasonings and spices. You want to make sure the wings do not have any moisture.

How many wings are in a pound?

There are about four to five wings in one pound.

Are chicken wings healthy?

They can be! Especially if they are being baked in the oven or air fried instead of deep-frying. When compared to chicken breast, they aren’t as lean and healthy, but can definitely be prepared in a healthier way so you can enjoy them every now and then. These oven-baked chicken wings are low in carbs and great for those who are on the keto diet.

top view baked chicken wings on a white plate

Notes and Tips

  • The cornstarch makes the wings extra crispy and helps the seasoning stick to the wings.
  • You can use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Store the leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Serve the wings with your favorite sauces like blue cheese or ranch dressings.
  • Enjoy these baked chicken wings with celery, fries, carrots, etc.
  • Looking for an air-fried chicken wing recipe? Try this Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe.
  • For a vegan chicken wing option, check out this Air Fryer BBQ Cauliflower Wings.

What to Serve with Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Baked Potato Wedges

Healthy Potato Salad

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Crispy Honey Garlic Baked Chicken Wings

Oven-baked, honey garlic chicken wings are tender on the inside with a crispy coating. Savory and a little sweet, these chicken honey wings are filled with delicious flavors.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat, Low Salt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup tomato passata
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Optional

  • freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper. In a small bowl combine all the seasonings.
  • Add the chicken wings to the prepared baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix, then mix very well to coat.
  • Bake for 30 minutes flipping halfway.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine all the Honey garlic sauce ingredients.
  • Once the chicken wings are done, drizzle with the sauce and stir to combine
  • Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Notes

  • The cornstarch makes the wings extra crispy and helps the seasoning stick to the wings.
  • You can use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Store the leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Serve the wings with your favorite sauces like blue cheese or ranch dressings.
  • Enjoy these baked chicken wings with celery, fries, carrots, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Debra Finley says

    This recipe looks delicious. I want to try this recipe but I’m allergic to sesame. What can I use instead of sesame oil?

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