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A Thai-inspired baked chicken wing recipe that takes wings to a whole new level.  Mildly spicy, dripping with homemade sweet chili sauce, and baked to perfection.  A perfect crowd pleasing appetizer!

A few months ago, I read a recipe for a sweet chili sauce written by my talented blogger friend, Brian.  (He blogs about his life in Hungary, and you simply must visit his blog to fully understand my infatuation with him and his wife.  They are living the dream!)  His ‘Forget Ketchup Break Out The Sweet Chili Sauce’ was just what I needed to make these wings extra special.

When I made the decision to incorporate non-vegetarian recipes into my blogging life, Brian’s blog, Krumpli, was a huge inspiration.  You really need to check out his Warm Roasted Radish and Duck Salad – it makes me drool just to think about it! 

The same goes for the chili sauce I’m using in this recipe.  Although I did make a few slight alterations – mostly because I was too lazy to search out mirin, and I didn’t have any fresh chilies on hand, I tried to stay true to his original recipe.

Lastly, I did lower the heat level by using less dried chili flakes in my sauce.  I’m a wimp when it comes to using too much heat!  I like a little bit, but I don’t want the intense heat to over power the flavour of the other ingredients in the sauce.  You can add more or less, depending on how you like it.

Other than the delicious sauce, which let’s face it, can make or break a good chicken wing, I love how this wing is prepared.  It’s so easy, which makes it great to serve at a party or a small get together.  It takes very little effort and very little time which leaves you with time to do other things that are more important.  Like your nails or your hair! Ha!

I like to pile wings into a basket lined with parchment paper, but you can most certainly leave these right on the baking sheet.  The parchment paper used in the baking process looks rather rustic and has a home style feel to it.  Whatever you do, after you toss the wings in the sauce and place them back onto the baking sheet, do not discard the extra sauce. 

Serve the sauce on the side, because there are wing-eaters who love to dip as well.  As for me, take a basting brush and brush each wing with a coating of sauce before piling them into the basket.  Because a good chicken wing is both moist and tender on the inside and dripping with sauce on the outside.  Can I get an amen?

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Baked Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
265 calories
40 g
44 g
4 g
17 g
1 g
175 g
763 g
36 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 44mg
Sodium 763mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 36g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 24 chicken wings, separated, tips removed and discarded
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  4. 1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes, plus more for garnish
  5. 8 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 cup water
  8. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  9. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  10. 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  11. Sliced green onions for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Place the wings on the baking sheet, spreading them out evenly and avoiding any overlapping.
  3. Sprinkle the wings with the salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, place all ingredients into a sauce pan and whisk to combine. Bring to a slight boil. Once the sauce begins to simmer, it will thicken slightly. You can make the sauce as thick as you want by continuing to simmer. I simmered the sauce for 15-20 minutes so that I ended up with a thick and sticky sauce. Use your own personal taste to decide.
  6. Remove the wings from the oven and place them into a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss to coat.
  7. Place the wings back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with green onions and a sprinkling of dried chili flakes. Serve immediately.
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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. So glad you made chili sauce and for being so nice, I'm really not used to it ;) The first time I made chili sauce I used the same weight of dried chili as I was meant to for fresh, let's call it a senior moment... Needless to say the sauce was confiscated by NATO for being a weapon of mass destruction ;)
    1. Hahaha - that sounds like a buffalo wing sauce that I made recently. I had to wrap my head in a towel to keep the sweat off my plate.
  2. I am about to try your recipe for the first time will post the result about the taste and my guest opinion, thanks for something different.

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