What is the Super Bowl without chicken wings? After all, there are 1.25 billion chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. These Baked Sweet and Sour Hot Wings are so simple and so tasty; just three ingredients. And they are baked, not fried.
This recipe really could not be more simple and I have been making wings like this for years and years. As a matter of fact, I had a friend contact me recently to ask me how I made these.
Since I’d never published this recipe, and since it had been a while since I’d made them, I had to fiddle around to remember how I did them. Once I sat down to think about it, of course, I remembered just how easy they were.
I used two cups of sweet and sour sauce, straight from the grocery store aisle. You can use whatever brand you like, I used a Hawaiian sweet and sour. That is mixed with 1/3 cup of hot sauce (Texas Pete’s, Frank’s…whatever works for you).
The chicken wings are placed on a lightly greased baking sheet and put in a 400°F oven to cook them and crisp up the skin. Turned once during the cooking, the wings are removed, coated in the sweet/sour/hot mix and put back into the oven to get all caramelized and gooey.
That is all there is to it. I sprinkled these with some toasted sesame seeds and some chopped green onion, but that’s optional.
Honestly? You really need to try this chicken wing variation. They are easy and awesome!
p.s.: You can use this same method and use an authentic Buffalo Wing Sauce, too.
- 3 pounds of chicken wing pieces
- 18 ounces sweet and sour sauce
- ⅓ cup hot sauce (like Texas Pete's or Frank's)
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place the chicken wing pieces on the prepared baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
- Bake the wings for 15 minutes, then turn the pieces.
- Bake for another 15 minutes, or until the wings are crisp on the outside.
- Remove from the oven, leaving the oven on.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sweet and sour sauce along with the hot sauce.
- Place the crisped wings into the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat well.
- Drain any fat from the baking sheet and place the coated wings back on the baking sheet.
- Place the wings back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the sauce is thick and caramelized.