Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Wings

I am always looking for different ways to cook chicken wings and I have discovered yet another version. With these wings you get the best of both worlds. You see, they are sweet and spicy. First they are marinated with soy sauce, garlic and other yummy flavors. Then after being baked, that’s right baked not fried, they are tossed in a tangy sauce made with sweet thai chili sauce, sriracha ginger and more soy sauce.

When I was thinking of making these wings, I was originally going to make some sriracha chicken wings. However, I did recently share my recipe for Sriracha Chicken Nuggets and I didn’t want to do something too similar just yet. Then I thought to myself, why not go with a sweet and spicy chicken wing instead of a straight up spicy one? I knew that sriracha would give me the heat I wanted but where could I get the sweet? That is when I turned around and saw my jar of sweet thai chili sauce that I picked up at the grocery store a few weeks ago. It gave these wings the perfect twist.

Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Wings Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
  • 1 1/4 pound chicken wings tips trimmed and cut at the joint
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sriracha



In a bowl whisk together peanut oil, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, garlic, ginger and chili oil (if using). Place chicken wings in marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place marinated chicken wings on top, cook 20 - 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and skin has darkened. Turning once.


In another bowl whisk together sweet Thai chili sauce, 1 teaspoon of sriracha and remaining teaspoon of soy sauce. Taste and add more sriracha if desired.


Transfer hot wings to the bowl and toss to coat.


Serve with plenty of napkins.



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    January 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

    no fish sauce? not thai

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    October 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Made these with leftover drumsticks and loved them!!!! Reduced the rest of the marinade and the sauce over heat with a little cornstarch slurry to thicken it, and served it with rice and corn. Needed to cook it longer but no problem there – glazed the drumsticks and then baked on each side for 5 minutes so that the glaze caramelized on the chicken and got sticky, sweet and hot. I’m so glad I found this on Google! That picture is totally gorgeous!

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    Crissy Brase
    September 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

    These wings are amazing… My husband tends to like his wings super crunchy so next time I will probably chill with sauce and re apply after. But all in all – flavor was amazing. Your recipes are great!

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    Wendy Smith
    March 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Hi firstly thanks for this recipe, its great that something this great can be so simple, I showed my son this recipe and we followed it, we used a BBQ grill oven instead, however it turned into a disaster as my son touched the hot chicken bare hands and burnt his fingers! ooops. so i thought id let everyone know not do the same lol and make sure that you get proper BBQ equipment, i just bought a tool set from this site i hope that we can do it again more succesfully next time

    thanks again!

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    Tupper Cooks
    February 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Nice wings- just so happens I’m making wings tonight to watch Syracuse-Villanova-Thanks for the recipe, perfect timing!

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    February 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Wow. That photo. ALL of your (or your husband’s) photos look great, but this one…I don’t know….this one just might be the best or in the top 5 I’ve seen on your blog. It’s so bright and clear! The chicken wings are calling out to me haha. I’m bookmarking this recipe.

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    February 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Oh those wings look beautiful! I love the name, Sweet Thai Chili! All my favorite stuff. I love Thai food. I love sweet flavors. I love chili! So I must try this recipe. :)