Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings (Paleo)

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Super easy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings, the perfect Paleo game day appetizer for football season! They’re the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, so they’ll definitely be a crowd pleaser. Best of all, you can make these Paleo wings in the oven, air fryer, or on the grill!

When football season rolls around, all I can think about is the snacks! I love to come up with fun and healthy recipes everybody can enjoy. Don’t believe me? Just check out my Mini Burger Bites, Chili Potato Skins, or Barbacoa Plantain Sliders recipes (all Whole30!).

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Today I’m crushing on these Paleo chicken wings. With just the right combination of sweet and spicy flavors, they’re probably one of my favorite football snacks of all time. And you wouldn’t believe how easy they are to make!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Wingettes
  • Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder
  • Honey – I use Comvita but any 100% honey will work great!
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sriracha – Look for a Paleo-compliant one like Steve’s or True Made)
  • Ginger
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Sesame Seeds

Note: I like to garnish the wings with slices of lime, cilantro, and green onion, but those are all optional!

Process cooking shot of the cooked chicken wings in a glass bowl being drizzled with the honey sriracha sauce.

Three Ways to Cook Honey Sriracha Wings

You have three options when you make these Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. You can cook these wings in the air fryer, oven, or grill, and there isn’t one method that’s better or worse than the others. It’s really just a preference thing.

In the summer, I love to cook Paleo wings using my grill. In the wintertime, I’m more likely to follow the air fryer method for making chicken wings. Sometimes, I just like to throw it in the oven. It all depends, so I included instructions on how to make chicken wings using all three methods. I hope that’s helpful!

Cooked honey sriracha wings sprinkled with sesame seeds and garnished with slices of lime on a white plate.

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings sprinkled with sesame seeds and onions on a white plate.
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Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings (Air Fryer, Oven & Grill Instructions)

These Chicken Wings are the perfect Paleo game day appetizer for football season! The sweet and spicy combination is absolutely delicious, and they'll definitely be a crowd pleaser.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Appetizer, Game Day Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

Wings

  • 1.5 – 2 lb chicken wingettes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Honey Sriracha Sauce

  • cup Comvita Manuka Honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha or more, depending on your taste
  • 1 T. coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. Grated fresh ginger optional
  • 1 tsp. Sesame seeds
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Toppings

  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 tsp. Sesame seeds
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 tsp. fresh cilantro

Instructions

Make the Honey Sriracha Sauce

  1. Whisk together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Grill Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat, about 350.

  2. Mix the salt, pepper and garlic powder together. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the seasonings mixture to coat them evenly. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside.

  3. Lightly brush the grill with oil and place the wings on the heated grill. Allow to cook for about 20 minutes, flipping occasionally to avoid scorching or burning.
  4. Take the wings off the grill and put them into a large bowl. Don’t turn your grill off. Pour the sauce on top and toss to coat. Lightly brush oil on the grill again if needed, then return the wings to the hot grill. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes per side or until the skins crisp nicely but don’t burn.

Oven Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400.

  2. Mix the salt, pepper and garlic powder together. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the seasonings mixture to coat them evenly.

  3. Lay the chicken on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, turning halfway.

  4. Dip or brush each wing with the sauce, then return them to the oven and cook for another 5 minutes. You can finish them by broiling for 1-2 minutes to get a little more caramelization, if needed.

Air Fryer Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350. Spray the interior basket with oil (avocado or olive).

  2. Add the wings to the air fryer and cook for 28-30 minutes, turning once halfway through.

  3. Take the wings out (don't turn the air fryer off), and gently toss in a bowl with the honey sriracha sauce to coat them.

  4. Add the wings back to the air fryer and cook for another 6-8 minutes until crispy. Watch closely toward the end of the cook time to make sure they don't burn.

Serve

  1. Sprinkle the wings with sesame seeds, sliced green onion and cilantro leaves. Slice a lime into wedges and serve.