Honey Chipotle Wings

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What’s not to love about sweet smoky heat? The mix of sweet honey and smoky chipotle peppers makes these chicken wings a real favorite for game day and gatherings of all types. Honey chipotle wings are also very easy to make, so you’ll find yourself gravitating to this recipe any time you have a wing craving.

Honey Chipotle Wings
Honey chipotle wings, ready to serve

We cut the heat of the chipotle here by adding in smoked paprika. It adds a comparable smokiness with just a little simmering spiciness (much less than the jalapeño-level heat of chipotle pepper). Of course – make any adjustments you want there. All chipotle powder works if you like it extra spicy – or only smoked paprika for something milder.

Serve your honey chipotle wings with a ranch dressing for a smooth, creamy addition. Or try a blue cheese dressing if you prefer something pungent to act as a counter-flavor to the honey sweetness.

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Honey Chipotle Wings

Honey Chipotle Wings

Fiery, smoky, and sweet
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 3 servings
Calories 631 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Mix the chipotle powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, and salt until evenly combined.
  • Sprinkle the chipotle powder mix over the wings, evenly dispersing the spices. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the honey, lime juice, and olive oil. 
  • Add the seasoned wings to the honey mixture and mix the wings to coat with the honey.
  • Arrange the honey-coated wings on the foil-lined baking sheet. Top the wings evenly with any additional honey mixture leftover in the bowl.
  • Bake the chicken for 30 minutes, until they turn a golden brown.
  • Serve immediately. 

Notes

Both chipotle powder and smoked paprika provide a smoky flavor to the wings. The key difference is the overall heat. For spicier wings, you can opt for doubling the chipotle powder and removing the smoked paprika altogether. Or for milder wings, double the smoked paprika and remove the chipotle powder. 

Nutrition

Calories: 631kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 30gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 920mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 1gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 1290IUVitamin C: 7.5mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword Chipotle Powder, Smoked Paprika
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 22, 2023 to include new content.
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