Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spicy Sriracha Wings

For those of you who know me, it should be no surprise that I will probably NOT be watching the Super Bowl this weekend.  I am just not that "sporty" girl and you are lucky that I even know who's playing in the game this weekend. (Okay...I only know the Giants are playing. Some help on opposing team please? For those of you rolling on the floor right now, please spare me the grief.)

However, I ALWAYS like a reason to cook up some wings!  And with my love of sriracha in everything, I will definitely be enjoying these spicy wings come Sunday night watching whatever else will be on TV that night.

Feel free to adjust sriracha to your own spice-level.  I find the amount I listed below to be enough to give a nice zing, but not burn your tongue.

To serve on the side, the cilantro-lime raita offers a bright, tangy relief to the heat.

Serves 4

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup sriricha
1 1/2 tbsp honey
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from 1 lime
2 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 tsbp cilantro (optional)
1 tbsp scallion (optional)
3 lb chicken wings

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For cilantro-lime raita:
3/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from 1 lime
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except the chicken and whisk together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Reserve 3 tbsp of sauce for later. 
  2. Add wings and toss until they are all covered in sauce.  Marinade in fridge for several hours, minimum one hour. You can do this in the morning and then just toss them into the oven an half hour before your guests arrive.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Lay flat on large baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and plate.  Drizzle reserve marinade over the wings and top with cilantro and scallions.
  5. For raita, mix all ingredients together and in a small bowl and serve alongside wings and a few beers!  Have a fun & safe Super Bowl everyone!!


  1. Looks delish! I'm going to give this a try as I LOVE Sriracha. =)

    1. Thanks Candice! I'm always looking for new ways to use sriracha. So let me know if you have anything good to share!

  2. Okay don't hate me, but where do you find sriracha?

    1. Hi Blondie, sriracha can pretty much be found in every grocery store now in the international food aisle. I have also even found it at my local Target! Hope you find it! You can pretty much use it like any chile paste.

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