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Honey Chicken Wings – Oven Zesty Garlic and Herb Seasoning

These honey chicken wings are the perfect party appetizer for a Super Bowl gathering or to take along to a tailgating event.

The recipe could not be easier to make. Just combine the wings with honey and my zesty garlic and herb seasoning mix, shake in a bag and bake in an oven.

These chicken wings could also be grilled on the BBQ, if you prefer!

Honey chicken wings on a white plate with celery and tzatziki sauce.

These fabulous chicken wings make a great hot protein on a platter of cheeses, meats and veggies.  This makes them a nice addition to an antipasto platter. (See my tips for making a perfect antipasto platter here.)

Super Bowl party food should be easy to prepare, tasty and easy to eat. This recipe is all three of those things and your friends will love it.

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How to make honey chicken wings

One of the best things about this recipe is that it is ready in about 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those times when friends come over with very little notice. It is also great for any busy weeknight.

Start by preheating your oven to 450° F.

TIP: To get more chicken pieces, cut the chicken wings at the joints. Each wing will yield a flat and a drum.

If you are only having a few friends over, you can also leave the wings intact and skip this step. This gives you one wing per serving instead of two smaller pieces.

Split chicken wings with fresh thyme

Making the garlic and herb chicken wing seasoning mix

I love to incorporate fresh herbs into most of my recipes. The flavor is so much more robust and fresh herbs are easy to grow at home.

This zesty chicken wing seasoning mix features a combination of some commonly used fresh herbs – oregano, thyme, and basil.Garlic and fresh herbs with a mortar and pestle.

To add some zest and spice to the chicken wings seasoning mixture, I added smoked paprika, onion powder, celery salt and red pepper flakes.Wooden dispenser and spoons with Paprika, celery salt, red pepper flakes, onion powderDice the fresh herbs finely. Then mix with the dried herbs and minced garlic until well combined.

Chicken wing seasoning falling out of a bowl.

The last part of the recipe is to add a half cup of honey. This adds a nice sweet taste to the chicken wings and makes the spice mixture easily adhere to them.Honey with dipper on a wood board and blue cloth.

Oven baked sticky wings

Place the honey with the herb and garlic mixture in a zip lock bag with the chicken pieces, and shake well to coat the chicken.

The wings then go into an oven-proof pan and get cooked for 25 to 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. With this easy recipe, the honey chicken wings will be ready as soon as your party guests arrive – with very little work on your part!

If you prefer, you can throw the wings on the grill when the guests arrive and let them cook as you start the party.
Oven baked chicken wings and white sauce.

These herb and garlic chicken wings are perfect for any get together, or for an easy week night meal. The chicken ends up moist and delicious with a sweet crunch to the outside of the wings.

These wings are great served with ranch or bleu cheese dressing or add an extra burst of flavor by serving them with tzatziki sauce.

Honey garlic chicken wing calories

Party food is normally high in calories, but these honey chicken wings are a lower calorie alternative. Most of the flavor in these wings comes from seasoning them with garlic, herbs and spices.

If you split the wings into two pieces, you will have a serving of two pieces for 106 calories and only 4 grams of sugar or the same count for a whole unsplit wing.

Plus, the sugar is all natural! That’s a pretty low calorie count for such a tasty appetizer!

For another zesty chicken appetizer, try my bacon wrapped chicken bites. They are a real crowd-pleaser.

Pin these honey chicken wings for later

Would you like a reminder of these oven baked herb and garlic honey chicken wings? Just pin this image to one of your appetizer boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Chicken wings on a plate with words reawding "The Super Bowl calls for Chicken wings.

Admin note: This post for garlic and herb chicken wings first appeared on the blog in June of 2013. I have updated the post with all new photos, a printable recipe card with nutrition and a video playlist for you to enjoy.

Yield: 16 wings

Honey Chicken Wings with Garlic and Herbs

Honey Chicken Wings with Garlic and Herbs

This recipe for honey chicken wings with garlic and herbs could not be easier to make. Just combine the wings with honey and the garlic and herb seasoning mix and shake, then bake in the oven.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 16 chicken wings
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of honey


  1. Preheat he oven to 450°F.
  2. Finely mince the garlic.
  3. Cut the chicken wings at the joints. You'll end up with a flat and drum for each whole wing. You can also leave the wings whole if you like.
  4. Combine the minced garlic with the fresh and dried herbs in a small bowl and mix well to combine.
  5. Add the honey and seasoning mixture to a resealable plastic bag.
  6. Place the wing pieces into the plastic bag. Seal bag and shake to coat evenly.
  7. Arrange the wings in single layer on an oven safe baking pan.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink. (Add an extra five minutes if you use the whole wing.)
  9. Serve wings with a prepared bleu cheese or ranch dressing or with some tzatziki sauce.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 flat and drum

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Monday 31st of January 2022

This chicken wings looks so yummy! definitely gonna try it!

Varun Sharma

Saturday 27th of February 2021

What a yummy recipe. I'll make this honey chicken wings recipe on weekend.

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