Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

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This recipe is sponsored by Gateway Drum Smokers

If you love hot and sweet finger food then you need to try these quick-cook siracha and honey chicken wings. They are a great balance between spicy sriracha and sweet honey.

Cooked in the hot and fast smoked method they are also quick to make. Making them a great option as an appetizer or pre-dinner finger food to share with friends. Of course, they can still be served as the main meat of a meal if desired.

The heat level enjoyed by people changes considerably, this simple sauce allows you to quickly adjust to personal preferences by adjusting the amounts of honey for sweetness and siracha for spiciness.

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Cooked sriracha and honey chicken wings in a white serving tray ready to be served.
These honey and sriracha chicken wings make great finger food for an appetizer or pre-dinner snacks.
Raw chicken wings with a rub sitting in a round smoker.
Spread the chicken wings evenly accross the grate to ensure even heat flow so they all cook evenly.
Chicken wings in a stainless bowl with the sriracha and honey sauce to coat them.
Use a bowl the toss the hot chicken wings with the honey and siracha sauce before serving.
Close-up of cooked chicken wings still on the grill grates of the smoker.
The chicken is cooked when lightly browned and an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
Looking across the top of a round smoker with cooked chicken wings within.
Chicken wings are cooked in a hot and fast style smoker before being tossed in the honey and sriracha sauce.

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

This recipe is sponsored by Gateway Drum Smokers.
Looking across the top of a round smoker with cooked chicken wings within.
If you love hot and sweet finger food then you need to try these quick-cook Siracha and Honey Chicken Wings.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour 10 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
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Chicken Wings

  • 2 pounds party chicken wings
  • BBQ rub to taste

Siracha and Honey Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup siracha or to taste



  • Preheat the smoker to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Siracha and Honey Sauce

  • Add the butter to the heatproof bowl and place it in the smoker until the butter has melted.
  • Add the honey and sriracha to the melted butter then stir until well combined. Leave in a warm place until needed.

Chicken Wings

  • Toss the chicken wings in the BBQ rub so evenly coated. If using a Gateway Drum Smoker, place the rack on the middle level.
  • Add the seasoned chicken wings to the smoker spreading them evenly across the rack so they evenly get heat. Leave to cook for 30 minutes.
  • Turn all the chicken wings over then cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Check that the wings are cooked, if not continue to cook while checking regularly until cooked through. 
  • Once the chicken wings are cooked ad them to the sriracha and honey sauce and toss until well coated. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 15gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 611IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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