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3.77 from 21 votes

Spicy Honey Fried Chicken Wings

"Crunchy fried wings glazed in a spicy honey sauce and served with bread and butter pickles! It's a party of flavors and textures for your taste buds!"
Course Appetizer, chicken
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword buffalo wings, chicken wings, honey, hot sauce, pickles, spicy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 lbs chicken wings washed & dried
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt or seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup flour

Spicy Honey Sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce I used Choluah
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • Peanut oil for frying


  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnish
  • 1 cup Bread & Butter Pickles I use Grillo's brand


  • Mix together salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle seasoning mixture over chicken, using your hands to massage the spices into the chicken. Set aside.
  • Add flour to a shallow dish.
  • Coat chicken wings in flour , shaking off excess and place wings on a baking sheet.
  • Allow flour to absorb into the chicken a little (about 15-20 minutes) and then re-coat in flour.
  • Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove wings from fridge and allow to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes)
  • Meanwhile create the sauce by melting butter in a large skillet.
  • Stir in honey and hot sauce.
  • Bring to a light simmer and simmer just until sauce begins to thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Turn heat to low or warm and stir in parsley flakes. Set aside.
  • To fry the chicken, heat peanut oil in a deep skillet.
  • Fry the wings in batches until golden.
  • Place cooked wings on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath to catch the oil.
  • Toss wings in spicy honey sauce until completely glazed in sauce.
  • Place glazed chicken on a platter and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  • Top with bread and butter pickles or serve the pickles in a dish beside the wings.