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Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings

Easy sweet and deliciously sticky chicken wings with a slight kick, thanks to the added jalapeño pepper. One thing I like about this Baked Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings is the nice crunchiness on the outside against the moist and flavorful inside because no one likes soggy or dry wings.

Baked Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings

My secret to achieving this – I start the wings in the oven and finish them off under a broiler to crisp the skin. The key here is not to toss the wings in the sauce too early.

Baked Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings ingredients

Although this recipe has jalapeño, it’s not aggressively spicy.

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings before oven

Oh and the sauce. Hmm.
Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings - the glaze

Frankly, I would suggest dipping the wings in the sauce but if you toss them in, don’t do it too early or it will become soggy.

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Baked Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings close up

You can serve these as an entree or appetizer and with football season upon us. We like to serve them when we have friends over.Essential for Game Time Hosting

I do two types, one with the glaze/sauce and one without. That way it feels like we have two different tasting dish.
Easy Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings
Although the wings taste great when you bake it right away, I would recommend marinating and storing in the refrigerator for at least an hour or longer to allow the flavors to develop. To help you out, here is a step by step video:

How to make Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings


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Baked Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings


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Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings
Baked Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 2 lbs. Chicken wings, tips removed at joint
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger roots
  • 2 tbsp grated jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sweet and Spicy Jalapeñ Glazed
  • 1 cup of Coca-Cola Zero™
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp grated jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pour olive oil, garlic, ginger, jalapeño pepper, onion powder, and salt over the chicken wings in a resealable bag.
  2. Mix well and store in the refrigerator to marinade up to 24 hours
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the chicken on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 30-45 minutes until the skin, rotating halfway to make sure both sides are good
  6. In the meantime, prepare the glaze by adding Coca-Cola in a medium size saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes
  7. Add the jalapeño pepper, honey, and brown sugar.
  8. Simmer for about 5 minutes, add the cornstarch and water mixture and stir until the sauce thickens
  9. Toss wings in sauce; remove and arrange on the broiler pan
  10. Put it under the broiler for 5 minutes
  11. Garnish with jalapeño pepper
  12. Serve with leftover sweet and spicy sauce

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings

See more: Honey Cajun Chicken Thighs

In case you were wondering, I got the Coca-Cola I used in this sweet &  spicy jalapeño chicken wings recipe from Family Dollar. 

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  1. Janet W.

    August 16, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Wow those look so delicious and flavorful! I’d love to eat this!

  2. Rosie

    August 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    these sure look finger lickin’ good and then some! I never made wings, this recipe is the one I want to try!

  3. Betsy Barnes

    August 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I love all the spices in this recipe! These would be a hit on game day! 🙂

  4. Jerry Marquardt

    August 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Because the Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Wings look so delicious, I can hardly wait to try the special recipe. I only hope that I can do as good as you did in the mouthwatering photos.

  5. Cristi Comes

    August 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    These look so delicious. So perfect for game day especially when paired with other great drinks and snacks! {client}

  6. Laura

    August 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Chicken wings are delicious. I’ll have to try out this one later this week!

  7. shelly peterson

    August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

    These wings look so good! I would love to try these.

  8. Julie Wood

    August 23, 2016 at 9:39 am

    We love Chicken wings and I am going to make these for lunch this week. I think your recipe is awesome!

  9. Dana Rodriguez

    August 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    These sound delicious! I cooked with Coca Cola for the first time a couple of weeks ago in crockpot ribs. I want to try this!

  10. Christina A.

    August 25, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Those look really tasty! I love a sweet and spicy combination in foods!

  11. linda

    September 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    How to make the sauce without Coke???

    • Kira O.

      September 12, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Of course, you can. I am just not sure it would have the same taste if you eliminate it.

  12. Irene Mosley

    September 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I am not a fan of ginger is there another spice i can use I would like to try this recipe very much

    • Kira O.

      September 12, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Ms. Mosley, I am not sure if there is anything you can use in its place. However, you can try leaving it out and please make sure you come back and let me know how you like it. Thanks!

  13. Jocelyn

    September 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Does it have to be Coke Zero. Can I use regular coke ?

    • Kira O.

      December 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Yes, it should be okay.

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