Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe: these delicious and inexpensive chicken wings only have 6 ingredients making them easy to make.
Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe: these delicious and inexpensive chicken wings only have 6 ingredients making them easy to make.

If you’re looking for an easy from scratch recipe for honey garlic chicken wings, you will love these.  The sauce is inexpensive to make with simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry already.  And there’s no need for a fryer, these wings are cooked on your stove top, making them really simple to make with no special equipment necessary.  These are wings are sticky and sweet and so good, you are going to love them.

This honey garlic chicken wing recipe is an old favourite.  I have great memories of my dad making it for dinner for our whole family as a kid.  He used to use an electric frying pan…is that even still a thing?  And I remember the chicken wings being sweet and sticky and delicious.  

honey garlic chicken wing recipe

I don’t think my dad has made these since way back when, but I have made them lots.  They’re easy and inexpensive to make and always a hit at a party or get together.  Add them to your appetizer night, and everyone will love them.  They are also amazing with homemade pizza for a pizza and wings night.  They’re pretty much delicious anytime really.  And is it even game day without wings?  These are my favorite party wings.  Everyone always loves them, including kids because they are not spicy.  For those of us who are not big fans of buffalo sauce or cayenne pepper or hot wings, this honey garlic chicken wings recipe is perfect.  These are such a favorite appetizer.  And the best part is they’re made from scratch with homemade wing sauce and easy to put together.  Just be prepared to have sticky fingers.

Made From Scratch

One of my favorite things about this honey garlic chicken wings recipe is that the sauce is made from scratch.  It’s so much cheaper than buying prepared sauce jars all the time.  Also it’s made with really simple sauce ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.  These juicy wings get their sweetness from a combination of honey and sugar.  These wings are very inexpensive to make.  The other ingredients are some garlic cloves, soy sauce, and onion, plus some water.  That’s all, just seven simple ingredients, including the wings.  And with just a few ingredients it means that they don’t take long to put together either.  


For the cheapest option, look for whole chicken wings at the grocery store at the butcher counter and cut them into wing pieces with a sharp knife.  Cut the wing into three pieces and discard the wing tip or save to use in chicken sauce, leaving you with the wingette and the meatiest part which is the drumette.  You can also purchase the wings already cut into the two pieces.  This recipe is for 2 pounds of chicken wings.  Depending on the size of the wing, there are usually about 4-8 wing pieces per pound.  If you need more than 2 pounds this delicious wings recipe is best made in several small batches.

Stove Top

This is an easy stove top homemade chicken wings recipe that you can make in a large skillet or frying pan.  No deep fryer, or air fryer necessary for these sticky honey garlic chicken wings.  These wings are not crispy wings because there is no deep frying.  If you’re looking for a crispy chicken wing recipe this is not it.  These delicious coated wings are soft and sticky and unctuous, and sweet.

how to make honey garlic chicken wings

Yield: 2 Pounds

Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced


    1. If you have whole chicken wings, cut them into pieces and discard the wing tips.
    2. In a large frying pan with a lid, combine the honey, soy sauce, water, sugar, onion and garlic and stir to combine. Add the chicken pieces in and stir to coat.
    3. Cook on medium heat with the lid on for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and cook another 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the remaining sauce is thickened. It will continue to thicken more as it cools.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g
Chicken wings are fully cooked when the internal temperature of the meat hits 165F.  When using an instant-read thermometer be sure the tip is inserted into the meatiest part of the wing and not touching any bone for an accurate read.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat to serve.


When you are making these remember that the sticky honey garlic sauce will continue to thicken more as it cools a bit, so remove it from the heat a little before it gets to the exact consistency you want.  

honey garlic chicken wing recipe

Soy Sauce

We used a dark soy sauce for the batch of delicious chicken wings we took these photos of.  They honey garlic wings were delicious.  Normally I use a regular soy sauce and they’re a little bit lighter in colour, more of a dark golden brown.  Either way is super yummy though.  You can also use a low sodium soy sauce for this recipe if you prefer.

honey garlic chicken wings

With homemade honey garlic chicken wings, life really is a party!

More Appetizer Recipes

You might also like our Portobello Mushroom and Feta Pita Pizzas here.

Also check out our Stuffed Mushrooms here.

You might also like our Butter Chicken Pizza here.

Butter Chicken Pizza: use frozen naan bread and jarred butter chicken sauce from the grocery store, for this quick and easy butter chicken pizza recipe.



  1. Hi Stacy, thanks so much for your question. I’ve always referred to it as soya sauce, but is in fact soy sauce, which I googled after your question. I quick survey of my friends revealed that I wasn’t alone in this mistake -it might be a Canadian thing? Anyway I will fix the recipe, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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