Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Oh my! All I have to say is you must make these spicy honey whiskey hot wings. They’re saucy, messy and hot, hot, hot! I used Salamander’s Whiskey hot sauce which is already friggin amazing but wanted to add a bit of sweetness to tame the heat just a bit. If you like mouth burning wings, and I mean the kind that make your lips burn for at least a good 10-15 minutes, then this is it.


This was the best photo I could take at the time, tough handling a camera with sticky fingers!

Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Maria



  • 2 lbs chicken wings split
  • 1 tbsp Adobo seasoning


  • 1 cup Salamander Whiskey Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt for the water
  • *1/4 cup whiskey optional


  • Season the wings with the Adobo seasoning and squeeze 1/2 lemon over chicken. Let marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water and tbsp of salt to a boil and add wings. Boil the wings for about 7 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Add the hot sauce, honey, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and optional whiskey to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce thickens a little then remove from heat and set aside.
  • When chicken is done, drain chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a saute pan and pan fry the wings until wings are brown and crispy.
  • Transfer wings to paper towels to absorb oil then toss in a bowl with the prepared wing sauce.
  • Stir until wings are well covered and serve.

Make it for you next football game, your Friday night dinner, your next party, just make it!

Monday Night Football Spicy BBQ Wings

It’s that time! Time to pull out your favorite football teams’ jersey and start getting your game time recipes in queue. I’m always searching for new and interesting appetizers for game time and one thing that’s always on the menu is spicy wings. It’s a long time until the Superbowl but just think of all the tailgating, parties and gatherings you’ll have until then. Even your Monday night football gatherings deserve a little attention and these spicy wings will be quick and easy option after you get home from work.

Spicy honey BBQ wings

A good way to save time is to season the wings ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use. You can also do as I did and use your own favorite barbeque sauce and spice it up with extra chili. I boiled these wings first for a healthier option. I never fry my wings and boiling the seasoned meat first ensures that they cook all the way through. Then, to obtain a nice brown color and crispy skin, all you’ll have to do is broil the wings after you’ve covered them in sauce. Just be sure to watch them as they can easily burn.

spicy wings

Spicy BBQ Wings

1 lb chicken wings
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried onion
2 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp hot paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
juice from 1/2 lemon


3/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 tbsp chipotle hot sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp honey

1. In a bowl, mix together the cumin, salt, pepper, onions, oregano, and paprika. In another bowl mix your favorite BBQ sauce with the hot sauce, chili powder and honey and set aside until you’re ready to use it.

2. In a separate bowl add the wings and squeeze the 1/2 lemon until wings are well covered. Add the minced garlic and work into the wings with your hands. Season the wings with the dry season mixture. Let the wings marinate in frig for at least 30 minutes.

3. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add the wings. Cook for about 15 minutes until the wings are cooked through. Remove from heat.

4. Prepare a large flat pan and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Add the wings and slather them with the spiced barbeque sauce.

5. Set oven to broil and cook for a few minutes on each side until they’re browned.