Roasted Spicy Maple Chicken Wings are tender, mildly spicy, and positively delicious! These chicken wings are roasted rather than fried, and topped with a homemade glaze made with 3 ingredients, make them not only so good – but healthier too! Perfect to serve on all game-nights!
Organic chicken wings usually come in small packages with little chicken wings and drumsticks, about a pound in weight, and they come 12 to 14 in each package. It’s a brand called Smart Chicken and I found them in Harris Teeter.
But what I love most about them, besides being organic, is that they come already cleaned. Their wings are already clipped and trimmed.
NO fuss and NO need to do any extra work to prepare them, which saves time in the prep work!
Simply roast, glaze and serve! If you love chicken wings and not the super hot and spicy ones, then this recipe for roasted spicy maple chicken wings is for you!
To Make Roasted Spicy Maple Chicken Wings:
1. Just open the package, toss them into a bowl, and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over them. Then sprinkle some salt and black pepper and toss to coat them evenly.
2. Next, roast them on a baking rack for 25 minutes.
3. Remove the wings from the oven. Toss them again with my spicy maple glaze and return them back into the oven to roast for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the glaze sets.
Some Great Tips!
Each package of these chicken wings will cost about $5.oo. So if you purchase 4 packages for a small crowd, that will cost about $20.00, not bad!
Because there are huge advantages and differences in the quality of these organic wings, and if you are curious to read more about it, here is an article about, “if the organically grown chicken is better for us.”
Yes, you will pay a few more dollars than the pre-packaged party-size wings, but they are worth it! These wings are meatier, moist, and tender.
Plus, my spicy maple sauce makes these wings moderately spicy, which I LOVE! In fact, these chicken wings are not as spicy as most chicken wings are expected to be.
With this recipe, you can expect enough spices that are pleasant to the palate, not overbearing. And that’s a win-win for me!
A Few Extra Notes…
If you can find organic, buy them. Best to buy organic chicken wings, they are 100% better in quality and in taste.
Roast these chicken wings on a baking wire rack, over a baking sheet. They will cook evenly and brown better.
It’s best to line the baking sheet with foil wrap for easy cleanup. And as you can see, I forgot to do that here. 🙁 But the clean-up wasn’t too bad since I sprayed the cooking sheet with some cooking oil. So either one will work!
My family loves the Cholula hot sauce, and it works perfectly in this recipe. And no, this is not a sponsored post, we just love this hot sauce. You can choose and use your favorite hot sauce, and adjust the amount you prefer.
Just before you toss the wings into my spicy maple glaze, taste it!
Then adjust to the level of spiciness you desire, adding in more hot sauce. My amount of hot sauce in this recipe will give you that delicious sweet and spicy flavors, but delicately.
Keep in mind, because these chicken wings are lightly spicy, you can serve extra hot sauce on the side for dipping, to please your spicy fans!
Your family will love these Roasted Spicy Maple Chicken Wings!
They turned out better than I expected! I bet everyone will rave about these wings! NO mess, not greasy, and not messy to eat! They turned out perfect!
Serve it with a side of our Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese and call it a day!
Whether you are planning a Super Bowl party or attending one, in case you are looking for more appetizers, check out these recipes: Our 12 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes, and our Sausage Bites with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce!
Anyway, try this recipe! It won’t disappoint! 🙂
Have a great day everyone! ENJOY!!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 1 package organic chicken wings (about 12 - 14 wings)
- 1 + 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- fresh cracked black pepper
- freshly chopped parsley, as a garnish
Spicy Maple Sauce:
- 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 3 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 tsp. hot sauce ( Cholula hot sauce)
- Preheat oven to Roast at 425 degrees F (220 C).
- Line a baking sheet with a sheet of foil wrap, for easy clean-up. Place a baking rack on top of that. Set it nearby.
- In a mixing bowl, toss in the chicken wings, and drizzle olive oil over them. Toss in the garlic powder and some salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Use 2 large spoons and toss the wings until they are well coated with the olive oil. Then transfer them onto the baking rack. Transfer to the oven.
- Roast chicken wings for 15 to 20 minutes, they will be sizzling in the oven. Pull them out, and turn each one over, using kitchen tongs. Return them to the oven and continue to roast for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, until they turn golden brown and cooked evenly.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir to combine maple syrup, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Taste the sauce, and here is where you can add more hot sauce to your preference.
- Remove the chicken wings from the oven. Toss them into a mixing bowl, pour in the spicy maple sauce over them. Toss them while they are still hot. Keep tossing them until they are well coated with the spicy maple glaze. Using kitchen tongs again to transfer the wings back onto the rack. Then spoon over each wing with the remaining sauce from the bottom of the bowl.
- Return wings to the oven, and continue to Roast glazed wings for additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the glaze turns golden brown.
- Remove, transfer to a serving platter and serve. Serve them alone, or serve with some hot sauce on the side, for dipping. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or chives on top.
- Yields: 3 to 4 servings.
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