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Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Tender, juicy baked chicken wings coated in a fantastic sweet and spicy sauce that will catch your taste buds by surprise! Full of flavor and easy to make, this chicken wings recipe will give you a small batch of chicken wings, perfect if you're cooking for yourself.

a plate of chicken wings.

This easy baked chicken wings recipe is a spin on the wonderful chicken wings recipe I make when the weather turns warm. I usually fire up the grill when I make chicken wings but when I don't want to go outside, this oven baked wings recipe is the one I use. This small batch of chicken wings is just the right amount if you're cooking for one. The recipe will yield 4-6 flavorful, tender and juicy wings.

When you bake chicken wings, it's all about the sauce, right? Sure, we love the chicken but there's nothing better than biting into the crisp skin and getting a mouthful of a fabulous finger-lickin' good bbq sauce. You'll find that this recipe definitely delivers. It's not only easy to make but the sauce is out-of-this-world!

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Oven Baked Chicken Wings

One of the things that makes these baked chicken wings so special is the flavorful sweet and spicy coating.

The sauce is perfectly balanced. It has just the right amount of sweetness and heat but you could always add a bit more of the hot sauce if you like spicier wings.

Best part, you've likely got all of the ingredients already on hand.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

To make the sauce you will need:

  • BBQ sauce
  • orange juice
  • honey
  • dijon mustard
  • hot sauce

How To Bake Chicken Wings

Step 1

Place the chicken wings in a medium sized bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.

Pour the sauce over the chicken wings. Toss and massage until each piece of chicken is completely coated. Cover and refrigerate the chicken for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Lay the chicken wings out on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

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Five baked chicken wings on a plate next to a small metal container of BBQ sauce

What To Serve With Baked Chicken Wings

If you would like to add a side dish to serve with the wings, you might want to consider any of these single serving recipes:

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Easy Baked Chicken Wings | Small Batch

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish/ Appetizer
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keywords: chicken
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce


  • Mix the barbecue sauce, orange juice, honey, dijon mustard, and hot sauce together in a large bowl. Add the chicken wings and toss to combine. Cover and let marinate for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
  • Place the wings in a single layer on a small baking pan. 
    Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until brown and crispy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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8 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken Wings”

  1. 5 stars
    Flavorful and easy to make! Great BBQ-style sauce for many uses. I used it on more than chicken wings. Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I really love this recipe…they were even better the next day. Hint…I made double the sauce and set some of it aside BEFORE marinating the chicken and used it as a dipping sauce when I ate them.

    1. So many side dishes go well with chicken wings. I would suggest, Rice Pilaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Scalloped Potatoes or Roasted Vegetables. All of these recipes can be found on our website.

      1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the chicken wings. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know.


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