Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings

Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings with a Homemade Creamy Ranch Dip – YES PLEASE!!

This quick and easy recipe to cook at home makes 3 to 4 servings of chicken wings. It’s a casual meal, perfect while watching sports. Pop open some cold beers, turn on the tube, grab a comfy seat, and nosh on a platter of these RIDICULOUSLY GOOD WINGS.

Coated in a HONEY SRIRACHA SAUCE, these sticky sweet chicken wings really are “finger-licking” good. This recipe includes a delicious creamy ranch dressing lightly flavored with fresh dill, great for dipping the carrot and celery stalks.

These wings are sooo good – I usually double the recipe.

If you enjoy this recipe and want more like it, check out my cookbook Beach House Dinners. 🙂

Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings
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5 from 2 votes

Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings

Prep Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: chicken wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 1423kcal


Creamy ranch:

Sticky sweet sauce:


  • 4 carrot(s) peeled
  • 4 celery (stalks), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 pounds chicken party wings and/or drummettes, rinsed and dried completely
  • salt
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves picked


Make the creamy ranch:

  • Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix on medium speed until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Make the sticky sweet sauce:

  • Stir together all ingredients in a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and continue to cook until sauce thickens to the consistency of molasses, about 10 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare wings.

Prepare wings:

  • Cut the carrots and celery into sticks, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add one layer of wings to pan. Lightly season with salt. Cover with lid and cook 3 minutes. Using tongs, flip chicken pieces over and lightly season with salt. Cover with lid and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • Set aside lid, flip wings over, and set a timer to 16 minutes. Continue to cook the chicken uncovered, flipping them over every 2 minutes. After timer ends, transfer the wings to a large bowl along with 1 cup of picked cilantro leaves. Pour the warm, sticky sweet sauce over the wings and toss until all the wings are evenly coated. Arrange the wings on a platter along with the carrot and celery sticks. Serve the ranch dressing on the side for dipping


Calories: 1423kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 108g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 35g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 269mg | Sodium: 3103mg | Potassium: 941mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 11838IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg