Spicy honey chicken wings

    1 hour 7 min

    Chicken wings are marinated overnight in a spicy buttermilk mixture. Before cooking, the wings are breaded with cornflakes crumbs and then oven cooked. To finish off, they are drizzled with a spicy honey mixture. Delicious finger food but very addictive!

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    Serves: 5 

    • 475ml buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 20 chicken wings
    • 85g cornflakes, crushed
    • 60g plain flour
    • 70g cornmeal
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
    • 350g honey
    • 1 tablespoon crushed chilli flakes

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:12min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr7min 

    1. Whisk together the buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, onion powder and garlic granules in a bowl; pour into a zipper sandwich bag. Add the chicken wings, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 12 to 24 hours.
    2. Preheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease two baking trays.
    3. Combine the crushed cornflakes, flour, cornmeal and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Remove the chicken wings from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade. Press the wings into the cornflake mixture and place onto the prepared baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the meat is no longer pink and pulls easily away from the bone, about 30 to 40 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, stir together the honey and crushed chilli flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat until the honey thins. Keep warm until the wings are ready. Once the chicken has cooked, place the wings into a large mixing bowl and drizzle with the honey sauce. Toss until evenly coated. Now you will have a big pile of hot, crunchy, spicy, sticky wings.

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    LOVED this recipe! I can't believe it wasn't rated earlier. I went to a friend's place to watch the all star basketball game and thought this would be good to prepare, was a little hesitant because there weren't any reviews, but sincerely, they were a hit. My friends love the taste, thought they were very flavorful. The Cornflakes gave the crunch, the baking gave us a better conscience and they were very easy to make. I added extra hot sauce because I prefer it spicier but otherwise, AWESOME!  -  05 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were pretty good, I used blsl chicken breasts in stead and cut them in to "fingers" I cut down on the red pepper ( using a half cup honey and a tsp of red pepper) and it was perfect for us!  -  22 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUMMMMM!! i cant beleive there are not more reviews. This was excellent and easy to make. If you don't like spicy you can just reduce or omit the pepper flakes from the honey, but these were all gone. Excellent cool out of fridge or at room temp for lunch the next day also. I will be making again this weekend, way to go Boomdog!!  -  08 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)