In today’s recipe, I will show you how to make Sriracha chicken wing marinade that is perfect for the Super Bowl! This recipe has completely different flavor profiles and creates different textures.
To learn more about preparing and cooking chicken wings, you may find these articles handy! How Long To Bake Chicken Wings and Checking The Internal Temperature Of Wings.
What Are We Making Today?
I am SUPER excited to share with you one of my favorite chicken wing marinade recipes today! It took me a very long time to perfect it. But today, I will finally share this incredible recipe that is easy to make, versatile in how you use it, and super easy to customize.
This recipe for Super Bowl chicken wings is a sweet, salty, and spicy Sriracha marinade. It is unique in the way that you first cook the chicken wings with a dry rub, then glaze them with a sticky sweet sauce.
This recipe is incredibly easy to make and relatively quick. You can even make large batches at a time without any issues!
Ingredients for Sriracha Chicken Wing Marinade
Chicken Wings: The star of the show! Choose chicken wings that are fresh, with no visible signs of spoilage.
Onion Powder: Onion powder adds a subtle sweet onion flavor to the marinade.
Fine Salt: Just a pinch of salt helps bring out all the other flavors in your marinade.
Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Ground black pepper adds an extra layer of flavor complexity to the sriracha sauce.
Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper adds some heat and spice to the marinade.
Paprika: Paprika adds a smoky, sweet taste to your marinade that complements the sriracha perfectly.
Ground Cumin: Not only does ground cumin add a wonderful earthy flavor to your marinade, but it also helps tenderize the meat and make sure it’s juicy after cooking.
Baking Powder: Baking powder helps give the wings that crisp texture we all love! Adding baking powder is optional, but will give you results that are closer to traditional fried wings.
Below ingredients are perfect for adding a deliciously sticky and sweet coating after your chicken wings have been baked.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup brings a sweet, earthy flavor to the glaze that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients.
Honey: Just like maple syrup, honey adds an extra layer of sweetness to the marinade while also providing some moisture.
Sriracha Hot Sauce: Sriracha has a unique flavor that pairs wonderfully with both sugars in this recipe giving it just enough spiciness to make it interesting!
Butter: Adding butter to this marinade gives it a creamy, rich taste and helps coat everything evenly.
How to make
To make this amazing recipe, start by preheating your oven to 380°F (190°C). Prepare the chicken wings by cleaning them and set aside.
Mix the dry spices and baking powder in a large bowl, making sure everything is evenly mixed. Next, add the dry chicken wings to the spice mix. Toss them well so that they are all evenly coated.
Once everything is well combined, put the seasoned chicken wings onto a lined roasting tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Flip the chicken wings over halfway through baking and continue cooking for an additional 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together maple syrup, honey, Sriracha hot sauce and butter until all of the butter has melted completely. This marinade is perfect for creating a deliciously sticky and sweet coating on your baked chicken wings.
Once your chicken wings are done baking, remove them from the oven and pour the sweet spicy marinade over them before serving it hot.
Tips And Tricks For This Super Bowl Chicken Wings Marinade
- First things first, this chicken wings marinade can be made in advance. You will need to make the dry spice mix and honey Sriracha glaze separately. But again, it’s super easy to store the two components separately.
- You may have noticed that I don’t actually leave the chicken wings to marinate. That’s simply because you don’t have to. Chicken wings are already quite tender and juicy, so they don’t have to be heavily processed. That being said, you are more than welcome to leave them to rest for 30 minutes.
- A pro tip when making chicken wings: leave them to rest for 5 minutes before serving them. This helps the meat distribute the juices and ultimately the flavors.
This is an old trick I sometimes still do. Soaking the wings in salted water helps tenderize the meat and adds a little bit of flavor. It simultaneously helps the meat absorb more juices. You don’t have to do it. But it may be beneficial to marinate chicken wing recipes like this that don’t sit in the marinade.
You really don’t have to. Plus, the first recipe already has oil to help tenderize the meat. Oil mainly acts as a non-stick barrier between the meat and pan, and a way to crisp up and evenly darken the skin. But again, it’s not essential for these recipes. I wouldn’t add more.
This isn’t a chicken wings marinade recipe that produces crispy chicken wings. They will have a slight crunch to them, but they won’t come out as breaded chicken does. The goal here is to create delicious basted wings.
Sriracha Chicken Wing Marinade
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp fine salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ⅓ tsp mustard seeds
- ⅓ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- 2 tbsp butter
- For this recipe, you can preheat the oven to 380°F (190°C) as well and prepare the chicken wings as described above (just clean them).
- You can combine all of the dry spices with the baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Mix these well so the flavors are well distributed.
- Next, add the dry chicken wings to the spice mix. Toss them well so that they are all evenly coated.
- Place the seasoned wings on a lined roasting tray and bake them for roughly 10-12 minutes.
- Turn the chicken wings over and continue baking them for another 10-12 minutes.
- While the chicken wings are baking, you can combine the maple syrup, honey, Sriracha, and butter together in a small saucepan. Whisk them together over medium heat until the butter has completely melted.
- Once your wings are finished baking, remove them from the oven and pour the wet marinade over them. You can leave them to rest for a couple of minutes before serving them hot.
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