These Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings are perfectly crispy, sticky, and deliciously sweet.

The Best Sweet and Sticky Wings

Hot and crispy wings are absolutely undefeated. I have several WING RECIPES on All the Healthy Things and they’re all delicious but if you’re looking for one that is sweet and sticky then this recipe is for you!

The wings are baked, not fried, which is actually my personal preference and then tossed in a delicious pineapple sweet and sticky sauce that I know you’ll love.

If you have ever wanted to get restaurant quality (or honestly better) wings at home then you need this recipe. It’s surprisingly simple and the wings come out perfectly crispy every time.

recipe ingredients

Ingredients You Need

Split Chicken Wings: you’ll need “party” wings for this recipe that have been patted dry.

BAKING POWDER: I’ve made this recipe both with and without baking powder and both versions came out great! However, I do find that the baking powder helps to give the wings an even crispier texture.

Spices: the wings themselves will be seasoned with a bit of salt and garlic powder before baking.

Coconut Aminos: coconut aminos are often used as a replacement for soy sauce. They have a similar flavor but are not as salty and a bit sweet. For this particular recipe, don’t swap soy sauce for the coconut aminos as it will make the wings too salty.

Pineapple Juice: to give the wings that delicious sweet and sticky flavor we’re using pineapple juice.

Fresh Ginger: these give the wings a bit of fresh ginger flavor.

Arrowroot Starch: to thicken the sauce a bit this recipe uses arrowroot starch.

wings on sheet pan

Helpful Kitchen Tools

sweet and sticky sauce

How to Make Sweet and Sticky Wings

Step One: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step Two: Pat the chicken wings dry and then toss them in the oil, salt, garlic powder, and baking powder.

Step Three: Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the wings for 45-50 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Step Four: While the wings are cooking, make the sauce. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk together until well combined. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for 2-4 minutes until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.

Step Five: Once the wings have finished cooking, transfer them to a heat safe bowl and pour the sauce over the wings. Toss the wings in the sauce until well coated.

Step Six: Garnish with thinly sliced green onions and enjoy!

Air Fryer Sticky Chicken Wings

Step One: Pat the wings dry and then toss with oil, salt, spices, and baking powder. Transfer the wings to the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Give the wings a shake or flip them halfway through to ensure they cook evenly.

Step Two: While the wings are cooking make the sweet and sticky sauce. Once the wings have finished cooking, toss them in the the sauce, top with green onion, and serve!

sauce being poured over wings

Air Fryer Method Notes

  • Make multiple batches – Depending on the size of your air fryer and the amount of chicken you are cooking, you may need to cook the wings in two batches instead of one.
  • Use less oil – If you are trying to cut down on the amount of oil you are using, you can use a half a tablespoon of oil for this recipe instead of the full tablespoon.

The Best Ways to Reheat

  • Air Fryer: If you have an air fryer, you can easily pop a few wings back into the air fryer to reheat. If your air fryer has a ‘reheat’ function you can use that or just air fry them again at 400 degrees for a few minutes until heated through.
  • Oven: Another great way to reheat buffalo wings is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees then place the wings on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Pop them in the oven and heat for a few minutes until hot and crispy.

wings on platter

More Delicious Chicken Wing Recipes

I hope you give these Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings a try! They are easy to make and packed with flavor!

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Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado or coconut oil
  • 2 pounds split chicken wings
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • sliced green onions, for serving

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Pat the chicken wings dry and then toss them in the oil, salt, garlic powder, and baking powder.
  3. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the wings for 45-50 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. While the wings are cooking, make the sauce. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk together until well combined. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for 2-4 minutes until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Once the wings have finished cooking, transfer them to a heat safe bowl and pour the sauce over the wings. Toss the wings in the sauce until well coated.
  6. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions and enjoy!

Keywords:

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15 Comments

  1. Abdul Rashid says:

    Always on point with your dishes, Ashlea. I enjoy chicken wings but there’s a little twist with yours I’ve not tried yet. I will give it a try with my wife.

  2. One of my favorites! The sauce is so flavorful and yummy! This has become a go to around my house!

  3. Katie Byrd says:

    I love this recioe. My whole family loves this sauce. We use it on regular chicken breast also. Thank you for sharing this 😀❤️😀

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks for sharing, Katie! So glad you enjoyed!

  4. WOW!!! These were so delicious! Me, my husband, and 6 year old son gobbled these up and thoroughly enjoyed them. We joked that there had to be something in these that we couldn’t have because they were just too good! But nope…diet approved 😁👍🏼 Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I will definitely be making it again…my husband asked if we could have it again tomorrow 😋

  5. Summer Chandler says:

    I made these tonight and they were incredible! Im on keto though so the amount of coco aminos/carbs was pretty high. Do you have any suggestions on how to lower the amount of aminos used? It looks like a few Tablespoons is considered to be Keto friendly but the 3/4 C is tough. Again, absolutely delicious just wondering if you had any tricks in your sleeve?! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with us!

  6. Love love LOVE these wings. The recipe is fool proof and it comes out fabulous every time. I could drink the sauce, but I won’t because that would be weird. So delicious, though! 10/10 highly recommend!!

  7. Love this recipe! So easy and the family loves it!!!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Yay! Thank you for sharing that with me, Katie!!

  8. These look delicious!!! Making them tomorrow! Quick question about the ginger: do you put three whole ginger slices in the sauce as is and then discard, or mince the ginger so it’s incorporated into the sauce?

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thank you!! I just use three thin slices of ginger in the sauce and then discard. That way the flavor of the ginger infuses in the sauce. I hope you love them!

      1. Awesome! Thank you so much for the quick reply! <3 <3 <3

  9. This was really good – thanks so much for the recipe!

  10. Where do you find/buy pineapple juice concentrate? Want to try this recipe but not sure about this ingredient! Thanks!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      I find it at my local grocery store! You could also use pure pineapple juice (no water added)!