Sticky Sriracha Chicken Wings

Back by popular demand, we made a new video for our original sticky Sriracha chicken wings post in 2009.  Enjoy them for game day, every day or when you’re craving an appetizer for your next gathering. Amazing Sticky Sriracha Chicken Wings for Game Day and Every Day. | @whiteonrice

All right folks, hold on tight because you’re going to be blown away at how amazing these sriracha chicken wings are. If you’re a lover of Sriracha hot sauce, or any sriracha brand of hot sauce for that matter, these chicken wings will fly off your platter. The first test batch of these sriracha chicken wings almost disappeared within seconds of coming out of the oven. We literally inhaled eight of these chicken wings in 3 minutes  because the sriracha sauce was so good. So good. So finger-licking-good.

Watch this delicious Sriracha Chicken Wing Recipe Video!: 

Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe - So easy, addicting and perfect for parties. From

Amazing Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe - So easy, addicting and perfect for parties. From

Sriracha chicken wing sauce is so good, dip anything in it!

We’re lovers of spice and with all the football games coming up, we needed to spike our already popular crispy asian chicken wings with a little more sweet sriracha  heat. We set out to create a buffalo wing (or hot wing, chicken wing, or call it what you want) sauce with our different bottles of sriracha hot sauce.

Yes, there are many different bottles of sriracha hot sauce and we have about 5 different bottles sitting in our pantry, waiting to be coated over chicken wings. And if you’re ambitious like we are about the flair of spicy foods, you can make your own sriracha style chili hot sauce to add to this chicken wing sauce.

The most well known sriracha style hot sauce sauce is the Rooster Brand sriracha hot sauce by Huy Fong and we used this familiar green topped bottle for the sauce. Balanced with some ketchup, vinegar and the fresh golden char of onions and garlic, this sauce it to die for or fight for. The tangy, sweet, vinegary, gentle heat of this sriracha chicken wing sauce is just amped up with enough spice to keep your heart rate up and running for more. For more heat pleasure, just add more sriracha hot sauce!

We’ll be attending a big New Year’s party and can you already tell what our potluck contribution is? A huge platter of these sriracha chicken wings will be ready and waiting for the masses of party goers!

Happy New Year! diane and todd

More related recipes that you might enjoy: Here’s the complete list of our chicken wing recipes.

Homemade Sriracha style chili garlic hot sauce Creamy Sriracha – Spicy Sriracha hot sauce mayo

Here’s some more spicy recipes for those of you who appreciate spicy food.

5 from 1 vote
Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways to achieve their crispness: fried or baked, with flour or not. To make them extra crisp, you can pre-poach (or pre-boil) them first to render off any excess fat. Visit this write up on different ways to prepare chicken wings. This recipe shows a baked technique, but you can certainly fry the wings to make them crispy. 

Best of all, this recipe doesn't have any butter and it's *healthier* and still delicious!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 378 kcal
  • 2 pounds chicken wings , tips removed if desired
  • kosher salt or sea salt, to season wings
  • ground black pepper , to season wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1 small small onion , minced (@ 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce or any chili hot sauce (or more for a spicier sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce or soy sauce (choose fish sauce, it tastes better!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F (220°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. On baking sheet, spread chicken wings out in one even layer and season with salt/pepper to taste. (we don't coat our wings with oil before baking, but you can if you want. We find that the oil just makes the wings greasier but the wings will be more crisp if oiled). Bake in oven for about 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Flip the wings halfway through baking, after the first 25 minutes.
  3. Heat sauce pan on medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and then add onion and garlic. Continue stirring the onions and garlic until they are golden brown, but not burnt. Allowing the onions and garlic to reach a golden brown stage will bring out the extra fragrance and flavor. Then add ketchup, sriracha hot sauce, vinegar, fish/soy sauce and ground cumin.

  4. Stir well and let simmer on low heat for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  5. After chicken wings have finished baking, toss wings in sauce. 

  6. Serve warm, although these still taste great when they're cold! And oh, don't forget the beer!

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Suzanne

    Yum , love hot chicken wings did pretty much like this but I added 3 TBS of Maple Syrup just to make it stick and also to counteract the spicy Hot , Sweet & Sour , from the vinegar . Thanks (y)

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Suzanne, love the addition of maple syrup. Sounds great!

  2. Janet

    These wings look incredible – a game day must!

  3. skim

    Yum! I just moved to Amsterdam from New York City, and there’s frankly not that great of food here although I found a few places I love. I will definitely be cooking more at home. I love traveling for food so I’m excited to try out more local ingredients here for cooking, but I gotta keep sriracha on hand no matter where I am in the world 🙂

  4. Laura

    Oh my goodness! The mister and the boys are going to be excited about these!!! I know what I’m making on Sunday

    Laura @

  5. Tori

    Totally yum! Perfect for football season!

  6. Tina Weller

    Hi! Hubby asked for a hot wing type sauce for chicken tonight and I found your site and recipe via google. Instead of wings I used chicken strips which I dredged in seasoned flour, then egg, then cornmeal and panfried in bit of canola oil and butter. Then I tossed in with the sauce (add the cilantro as a reader mentioned) and served on rice. Holey moley. Freakin’ awesome! I’ll be bookmarking your site and writing this recipe in my ‘holy recipe book’! Thanks so much! I got a ton of brownie points with the hubs tonight! 😉

  7. Moroccan cuisine

    fabulous taste.. epic!!

  8. Eric

    tried it and, it’s so good!

  9. Darya

    I live in France, where one doesn’t really eat chicken wings on their own, but I’ve be buying chicken, using up the other parts, and freezing the wings. I saw that you had several wings recipes, and wanted to try ont out. I started with this one, and it was a big success (I didn’t have ketchup, but I made an improvised ketchup), we happily ate everything, getting our fingers and cheeks covered in sauce. Delicious!

  10. Jennifer

    My boyfriend and I found this recipe when trying to plan for our NYE party. We had so many dishes already planned out that we decided to save this one for later. We just tried it out this week and it was fantastic! The amount of Sriracha was spot on! I love to look at food blogs and yours is one of my favorites! Keep all the fantastic recipes comin’ guys! Thanks so much.

  11. Krista

    I made these last night for friends, and my food snob boyfriend….everyone LOVED them. Including me. We all thought they were pretty spicy (and by pretty spicy I mean perfect) with the suggested ketchup/sriracha ratio. I want to dip everything in the sauce. Thanks for sharing.

  12. J. Jones

    WAY too much ketchup in this recipe! For actual hot wings, I strongly recommend flipping the ratio, and using 1/2 cup sriracha to 1/4 cup ketchup.

    These wings were tasty, but were not very hot.

  13. Encore

    These wings were EPIC! I’m a total Sriracha fiend, so these were right up my alley and a real crowd pleaser. I shared on my blog with a big ol’ link back to you because, well, you guys are awesome! Thanks for the recipe and cheers!

  14. Nan

    That sauce sounds wonderful. I make my wings by browning them on both sides under the broiler, putting them into a wide crockpot, pour the sauce on top, cook 3 honors on high. It is important not to have too much sauce to begin with for this method to work. Then I broil them again to crisp them up. Usually For the sauce I squeeze honey over the wings in the pot, then hoisin sauce, then bottled BBQ sauce. I am going to try your sauce next.

  15. Linda

    Hi, I just discovered your website am in love with all the pictures/recipes. I started salivating over this particular chicken wing recipe and am planning on making it soon! Do you mind if I feature this on my blog and linking it to your website? Keep up the great work.

  16. Ed

    I made these a few weekends ago and I have been asked ever weekend since to make them again. Re-getting the recipe to make them again. Thanks for the great recipe.

  17. tammie

    I will like to try this receipe but think my local market do not have sriracha hot sauce. I live in singapore and the supermarts have lots of variety of other chilli sauce like garlic chilli sauce ( the Mc Donald type) thai sweet chilli sauce ,normal chilli sauce ( taste the same as those at KFC), and i have my home made chilli paste ( chilli padi blended with garlic with some sesame oil)

    Which one should i use in place of the sriracha hot sauce?

    I so look forward to trying out this receipe =))

  18. LB

    can i make the sauce one day ahead of time? or would it taste better if the sauce was “fresh”?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      You can easily make the sauce a day or two ahead of time. Just keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

  19. Hwasun

    Just made this. It is indeed amazing sauce!! I only had chicken breast at the moment but this sauce made my boring chicken breast very exciting! Also I didn’t have onion so used chopped celery instead. Thanks for sharing great recipe!

  20. Michelle

    These are going to our super bowl party. I would much rather talk about food and stand around nibbling on tasty treats than watching the game…. these will be a perfect fit!


    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for so long. Thank you. You made my day. 🙂

  22. Ethel

    This looks absolutely delicious! I have been randomly reading your posts after a friend asked if my blog name was the opposite of yours…haha…and I finally just delurked after reading past posts. Thank you for sharing such insightful dishes and better yet, beautifully plated dishes and photos of them. I am a GIANT fan!

  23. Carlos

    Wow. Quite possibly the best wings I’ve ever had. Made them once a couple weeks ago and they were gobbled up (mostly by my wife and I as we couldn’t wait until we had to serve them to our guests). Making them again for a party this weekend… though now I know better – I’m making a double batch! I also made some honey garlic wings to offer up some choice for those with more sensitive taste buds. It’s great that these are baked too – people couldn’t believe it!

  24. Yoko

    wow, what a great dish for a party! just one question, does it matter what kind of vinegar I use? something milder (like rice vinegar) or something more tangy?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Yoko- it doesn’t really matter, so long as you use the vinegar that you like. have fun!

  25. Garrett

    I just made this. Fabulous recipe. I added honey and a bit of brown sugar to the sauce. I also marinated the chicken in oil, honey, green onions, and garlic for about 3 hours.

  26. Mary Ann

    These were delicious! My daughter wanted a different sauce, I try and teach her to always step out of her comfort zone. They were amazing, my lips are still on fire.

  27. Sarah

    These were delicious! My boyfriend loved them, and even I, not a huge fan of wings, couldn’t get enough! Thank you for the recipe; I’m going to make them again this weekend!

  28. Jen

    I was wondering, if you don’t have cumin, what can you substitute in its place? I really want to make this recipe =)

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Even if you leave the cumin out in this recipe, it will still be tasty. Almost any common dried herb or spice can be used instead of the cumin. They each will give their own nuance to the recipe, so feel free to substitute what you like. If you like basil or oregano, try that in the recipe. Replace the cumin with some paprika for a little smokiness. Explore the tastes and effects of different spices then own the recipe!

      1. Jen

        Thanks so much. I tried the recipe and it was great !!

  29. Scarlett

    Nooo…you didn’t *literally* inhale them. If you had literally inhaled them, you would have chicken wing bones in your nose. You *figuratively* inhaled them.

    1. Will

      I think I love you

  30. gourmet traveller

    I made this tonight (chicken wings + sriracha = two of my favourite things!), and they were fantastic! Only problem was that I didn’t make enough!!

  31. Rosa Phoenix

    I made the sauce with a roasted whole chicken. My sweetie LOVED it! YUM, thanks!

  32. mal cakes

    made these yesterday.
    everyone loved them, i wish i would have made for!

  33. Marc @ NoRecipes

    Looks wonderful and glad you baked them (not because deep fried isn’t good, but because I’m too lazy to deep fry anything these days). Happy New Year!

  34. mal cakes

    thank you so much for this recipe!
    i am so glad you guys shared this with everyone,
    can’t wait to make them.

  35. kate

    We just finished devouring these…they were so delicious! I squeezed a lime and threw some fresh cilantro over them as well..gave them a nice zip! I wish we had some leftover sauce but we may have licked the bowl clean…

  36. Becky

    i meant….the bomb….not, they bomb!

  37. Becky

    I usually just read, but I have to comment……..I made these last night and they were they bomb!!!! Finger-licking good. This recipe will be a keeper!

  38. Esi

    I just made these and they’re amazing. I can’t stop eating them. Thanks for the recipe!

  39. Carlie

    These are really good! I made them the day before yesterday and they were eaten up quickly!

  40. chris

    Just a word of warning that most are probably aware of – onions take much longer to cook than garlic.

    If you add the onions and the garlic at the same time and try to really get the onions caramelized and brown, your garlic will be burnt and bitter. Cook the onions for ~5 minutes, until a nice translucent golden color, before adding the garlic.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Usually you’ll only have that problem if you are cooking on too hot of a pan or too dry to start. Back off the heat a bit. As the onions cook, they’ll release more juices that will protect the garlic from getting overcooked.

  41. Chelsey

    Amazing! How do you take such fabulous photos??? I am drooling 😛 ‘ ‘

  42. Tiina

    Sounds divine! You made me hungry! 🙂

    Happy New Year to you both!


  43. Bianca

    Sounds great but I’ll stick to mild sauce!! 🙂

  44. Natanya

    I’ve been looking for an alternative chicken wing recipe and I do believe I’ve found it. I’m fascinated by the combination of ketchup and sriracha. I’m putting these on my Super Bowl menu right this second.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Natanya- the ketchup adds a nice sweetness to the sauce! But if you don’t want to use ketchup, you can use tomato sauce and add 1 teaspoon of sugar!

  45. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    Oh yes, I’m bookmarking these!

  46. Rebecca (Foodie With Family)

    Todd and Diane- You always make me so hungry. These wings look delicious and totally do-able even with fifty million other things on the menu.

    I hope your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are spectacular and that the rest of your year surpasses the wonder of those two! You guys (and by guys I mean both of you. Remember- I have five sons. Everyone’s a ‘guy’.) are the best.

  47. NaLee

    Looks delicious! I love sriracha sauce. My husband put it on pizza, noodles, fried rice, etc.

  48. Lori Lynn

    Sounds fabulous!
    Wishing you both a sweet and spicy New Year!
    Lori Lynn

  49. BNDQ8

    love ur recipe..mouth watering images… 🙂

  50. Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    This looks like a great simple and fiery recipe to serve as we get closer to the Superbowl.

  51. megan

    I don’t even like chicken wings that much and these look amazing. I want to make them.

  52. David

  53. Su-Lin

    Oh yeah… now I’m sad that I’m not hosting a NYE party – no excuse to make these wings! They’ll have to wait till the new year…for some in front of the telly eating!

  54. Eddie

    I tried a made a similar recipe for Srirach hot wings last year. I agree they’re amazing! I keep promising my girlfriend that I’ll make them again soon, and you’ve convinced me.

  55. Phoo-D

    I love you guys. Seriously. And even baked wings so I don’t feel guilty eating a dozen at once. You are the best. I think we need to throw a Super bowl party just to make these!

  56. matt


  57. shayma

    an utter sriracha nut. absolutely adore this recipe. sriracha, soy, ketchup. love the combi. wishing you a happy new year. best wishes, shayma

  58. Shaina

    Oh my. My grandmother made similar wings without the hot sauce. I never considered adding hot sauce to make them even better. These are definitely going on my “must cook NOW” list. They look delicious.

    To get our sauce to caramelize, we toss in the sauce and then throw them under the broiler for about 2 min, just enough to get everything nice and sticky.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Shaina- baking the wings with the sauce on them sounds like a great idea. We’ll try that next time. thanks!

  59. Lauren

    Oh my! That sounds fantastic =D. What great flavours you have there!

  60. Whitney

    I was looking for NYE party food and this sounds PERFECT.

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