3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings

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Crispy, flavorful, sweet, and nutritious – these chicken wings are so good! A healthy dinner or lunch you can have with your favorite side dish.

What’s even better, they’re made out of 3 ingredients. Chicken wings are gluten-free, high protein, dairy-free, and Paleo.

Snack time, here we come!  These 3 ingredient Honey Chicken Wings will remove your need to grab a take-out or snack when hunger comes calling.

chicken wings on plate

Just 3 ingredients will provide you with a tasty top-up that can be used in so many ways.

This 3-ingredient dish will open your eyes to the fact you only need a few things and a short amount of time to fill up a gnawing hunger.

These chicken wings are one of the cheapest cuts of meat, they’re fun to eat, and they love to be added to a plate of snacks.  So, what are you waiting for?

holding chicken wing

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chicken wings (1 lb) – Choose an organic, cornfed variety to get the juiciest and most succulent results.

You could also use chicken drumsticks or thighs here, but you will need to adjust how long you’ll be cooking them for as they will take longer to cook through.

Italian seasoning (2 tbsp) – You can make your own or buy a ready mix. Most of these seasoning packs contain dried garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and sometimes basil.

Honey (2 tbsp) – Use a runny, good quality one for some serious stickiness!

ingredients for chicken wings

How to Make Honey Chicken Wings

Step 1. Start by preheating the oven to 450F. Place the Italian seasoning in a bowl or onto a plate and toss the chicken wings all over it to coat them all thoroughly.

Step 2. Place the coated chicken wings on a baking sheet that has been covered in foil.  You could also use a baking parchment sheet or a silicone liner, like this one, if you like.  

Alternatively, brush the baking sheet with olive oil instead.

Step 3. Bake the chicken in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until the wings get crispy and golden and are cooked thoroughly. Remove from the oven and then drizzle with the honey before serving.

Top with a garnish of chopped fresh parsley if you wish.

Try and cool these a little before serving if you are eating these hot. The flavor and texture improve if they are left to rest for 5-10 minutes – plus it will save on mouth burns!

steps to make honey chicken wings

What to Have These Chicken Wings With

You could make this really simple and add a tasty, fresh salad to your wings, full of grated carrot, slices of cucumber, shredded lettuce, and diced bell pepper.

These 3-ingredient Chicken Wings would also go well with a baked sweet potato and steamed greens to make a filling meal.

These 3-ingredient Chicken wings would also be perfect with some grilled corn on the cob. Got an air fryer? These wings could be cooked in there.

chicken wings with parlsey

Can I Use a Different Cut of Chicken?

Absolutely yes! Chicken Drumsticks will take longer in the oven to cook, so add a further 10-15 minutes to your time in the oven and check they are cooked through.

Chicken Drumsticks can be easy and a cheap cut to source, so certainly worth considering in this quick 3-ingredient dish.

You could also use Chicken Thighs.  It’s usually slightly easier to remove the skin from a chicken thigh, so if you are looking to avoid fat a little, this would be an excellent cut to opt for.

plate of healthy chicken wings

What Type of Chicken Wings are Healthier?

Chicken that has been raised on corn, free-range, and organic will give far better nutrition than not. 

It is a little more expensive to source, but these chickens have been fed on a natural diet, their flesh has a lovely golden hue, and the flavor is far better.

If you wanted to be really healthy with your chicken wings, you could remove the skin and coat the flesh, but sometimes life is a little short!

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3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings

By Karo @ AllNutritious
These honey chicken wings are crispy, sweet, and yummy. You can make them with just 3 ingredients and have them on high protein, Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 chicken wings


  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Preheat the oven to 450F.
  • Toss the wings with Italian seasoning until the wings are fully coated.
  • Place the chicken wings on a foiled baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until the wings get crispy and cook through thoroughly.
  • Remove the chicken wings from the oven and drizzle with honey before serving.

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Serving: 1 chicken wing | Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.9g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 596mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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