Honey Baked Chicken Wings are so delicious and easy to prepare.

This recipe is a must-have in every cook’s repertoire. Simple to prepare and loved by all.


Pile of honey baked chicken wings on blue plate

These Honey Baked Chicken Wings are perfect as a party appetizer or an easy dinner.

Served with beers and a stack of paper napkins these Honey Baked Chicken Wings will be devoured at your next party. Your guests will be looking for more. But at the same time, I love to serve these baked chicken wings with a side salad for a simple mid-week dinner.

What makes these wings different?

These wings include my secret ingredient. Well, not so secret because I’m going to tell you. It’s balsamic vinegar. While these chicken wings are undoubtedly Honey Baked Chicken Wings, the added balsamic vinegar cuts through the sweetness and provides a mouthwatering tang that’s quite mysterious. Also the marinade is reduced in a saucepan separately which avoids bitter burnt honey in the bottom of the baking pan and on the wings. The result is wings with lots of delicious sauce.


Honey baked chicken wings in baking pan lined with paper


How to Bake Chicken Wings?

Baking these chicken wings is not hard at all.

  1. Marinade the wings.
  2. Remove wings without marinade to baking paper lined pan.
  3. Pour marinade into saucepan to reduce into a sauce.
  4. Just before the wings are done, return sauce to the baking pan to coat well.

These wings benefit from a little soak in the marinade. It doesn’t need to be long even 30 minutes is enough. I like to use a zip lock bag which means I have less to clean up. Be sure to put the bag on a tray just in case you haven’t sealed it completely. You don’t need a mess in the refrigerator! Be sure to line the baking pans with non stick paper. Again, this makes cleaning up so much easier. When reducing the marinade keep the temperature low to avoid it boiling over. And your Honey Baked Chicken Wings will be perfect.

Just one last tip:

It’s an easy one. Use two baking pans. Don’t crowd your chicken wings into one pan. Crowded chicken wings will steam instead of bake.

Honey baked chicken wings on blue plate with bowl of sauce with white plates, forks and red paper serviettes

If you’re planning a party, why not serve these Honey Baked Chicken Wings with  Tortellini Caprese Skewers and some Olivada spread on toasted baguette slices. Or as we did this week, have these wings for dinner with a Corn salad. Either way you’ll be pleased you know this recipe for Honey Baked Chickens Wings.

Pile of honey baked chicken wings on blue plate

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

4.25 from 4 votes
These Honey Chicken Wings with a delicious sauce of honey, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
marinating 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 wing


  • 2 lbs chicken wings see notes
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • scallions/green onions finely sliced for garnish


  • In a large zip lock plastic bag pour honey, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and garlic powder. Stir gently to mix.
  • Add chicken wings. Seal bag. Then massage wings working the marinade in. Allow to marinate 30 minutes/1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • To Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two large deep baking pans with non stick paper. Take the bag of chicken out of the refrigerator. Arrange chicken wings in lined baking pan, discarding the marinade. Place chicken wings into preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes
  • To Air Fry: Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Working in batches, place wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook 6-8 minutes, then flip, cooking another 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, to 165°F.
  • Arrange wings on a serving plate. Garnish with scallions/green onions, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • I like to use chicken wings that have been separated at the joints. Sometimes called chicken splits or chicken nibbles.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1wing | Calories: 851kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 1810mg | Potassium: 541mg | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, honey

A great side for these Honey Baked Chicken Wings would be these delicious Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

Ricotta stuffed zucchini in white pan


Are you looking for my chicken wing recipes? Try this easy Italian Chicken and Potatoes with Rosemary

Chicken and Potatoes with rosemary in white pan

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  1. 2 stars
    Honey wings recipe: need to reduce the temperature to 325 and bake time to 12 minutes each side. I burned the wings using your recipe