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Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

A Finger-Licking Spicy-Sweet Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Author: Robyn
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 adult servings, 4 appetizer sized servings 1x


The beauty of these wings it that they are a good level of heat, but the honey tones down the spice while the lime juice and lime zest, coupled with the honey (and the Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub) tie it all together with an uplifting citrus base. I like to grill limes while I grill the wings and then drizzle the wings with a squeeze of freshly grilled lime juice and then a generous drizzle of honey at the end. The Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ provides a nice citrus honey base that sets the tone for the flavor profile on these wings.


  • 1lb Chicken Wings/drummettes, approximately 12 to 15 wings
  • 2 tbsp. Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub
  • ¼ cup HOMEMADE Smoked Sriracha OR substitute Yellowbird Sriracha
  • Juice and zest of one limes
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. honey (add 1 tbsp. for medium spice, add 2 if you want them less spicy)
  • Additional 1 to 2 tbsp. honey for drizzling at the end


  1. Combine your lime juice, lime zest, honey and sriracha sauce.
  2. Pat down the wings with a paper towel to remove any moisture. Cover the wings in your Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub (use code WINGS) for $1 off). The Sunshine State of Mind adds a nice citrus honey base that further compliments the flavor of the sriracha honey sauce. Add the sauce to the wings and toss to coat.
  3. Prepare your grill for 350 degrees with direct and indirect zones set up. If using a pellet smoker, set to 350. Add wood chips for extra flavor and then place your wings on the indirect side and let them smoke roast for flavor. Once the wings have reached an internal temp of 160 degrees, finish them on the direct side of your grill and let them get char marks. If cooking on a gas grill, you can still create a direct and indirect zone and use a smoker tube to add smoke flavor and then finish on the direct side for char marks. This process of using direct and indirect zones allows the wings to get smoke flavor without getting overcharred in the process, making for a prettier wing when you go to eat them.
  4. If using a pellet smoker, crank the pellet smoker up at the end of cooking to 450 degrees to get char marks and crispiness on your wings. Chicken is done when a Thermapen registers 165 degrees internal temp.


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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Grilled Chicken Wings
  • Method: GRILL
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings