Oven Baked Firecracker Wings

You’re going to fall hard for these oven baked firecracker wings! They’re sweet, spicy and packed full of flavor. Did I mention that they’re super crispy… and baked, not fried?!

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I’m always on the hunt for new chicken recipes. I don’t make wings very often because frying seems really time consuming and messy (and not so healthy), but now that I’ve mastered a crispy oven baked wing, that’s gonna change! These delicious wings are made in just a little over a half hour and can easily feed a crowd. They’d be perfect for game day festivities!

Oven Baked Firecracker Wings | lifemadesimplebakes.com

The trick to getting super crisp oven baked wings is a.) tossing them in a light butter/oil combo b.) baking them on a rack so they don’t sit in fat and c.) bumping up the temperature to 400 degrees. After about 20-25 minutes in the oven you’ll brush them with that thick, vibrant glaze and then broil them till it starts to caramelize. That’s it- so easy.

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I garnished mine with sprinkle of sesame seeds, cilantro and chili pepper flakes. They were so good right out of the oven!! Crisp, flavorful, finger-lickin’-good! We’ll definitely be making them again!!

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Oven Baked Firecracker Wings Recipe

These oven baked firecracker wings are the perfect game day appetizer! They're sweet & spicy flavor will keep you coming back for more!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 567kcal
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  • 2 lbs chicken wings - (wings & drumsticks)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter - melted
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil - OR grape seed oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
For the Glaze
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1 tsp buffalo sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp red chili flakes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl toss the chicken with the melted butter, oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Place in on the wire rack and bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
  • Meanwhile, to make the glaze, in a small saucepan set over medium heat, add the butter. When the butter has melted, whisk in flour and cook until lightly golden brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the honey, Sriracha, buffalo sauce, soy sauce and lime juice. Simmer until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to a plate. Brush the wings with the sauce. Remove the foil and place a piece of parchment paper over top of the baking sheet. Place the chicken on the parchment and broil for about 4 minutes or until crisp and crusted. Remove from the oven and garnished with cilantro, sesame seeds, and chili flakes.


-You can also use the same recipe with skin-on chicken thighs. Just adjust the baking time accordingly. Internal temperature should read 165 degrees.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1071mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

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