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3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings

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, dairy-free, Whole30 – friendly, and Paleo-friendly.

honey chicken wings

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.

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

holding chicken wing

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?

top view chicken wings

Quality ingredients can be simply treated to create fast food that’s good for you!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chicken wings – 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 – You can make your own or buy a ready mix.  Most of these seasoning packs contain dried garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and sometimes basil. You could just use any one or combination of the separate ones if you like.

Honey – Use a runny, good quality one for some serious stickiness!

raw chicken wings with spices

How to Make Honey Chicken Wings

 

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.

spice coated chicken

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.

chicken wings in tinfoil

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!

cooked honey chicken wings

What to Have These Chicken Wings With

Chicken wings are so versatile and can be added to so many other ingredients for so many occasions!

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.  Choose a honey mustard dressing to compliment the sticky wings.

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

Chicken Wings are perfect for social get-togethers too.  You could add a whole heap of extras here, like pizza, burgers, potato chips, and pickles.

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. 

They would crisp up and be just as healthy as the baked variety.  Look at using a medium setting at about 400°C and cook for 7-8 minutes.

How about a picnic?

These 3-ingredient Chicken Wings are perfect for packing up for lunch on the go or even a picnic. They can be eaten hot or even cold and will always produce a smile when you have a gathering of friends eating outside. 

You could cook these Chicken Wings on a BBQ, too, and add them to a menu.  They can be quickly charred if you have already cooked them beforehand and will heat through quickly. 

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. 

How about Chicken Breast? It can be a little dry to cook this way, but a way around this would be to wrap the herb-coated chicken pieces in the aluminum foil to create a little steaming area for them to cook.  Add a little water or chicken broth in the foil parcel to help this a little.

Slice the cooked chicken breast and drizzle with your honey

If you are choosing a different cut, still use a cornfed, free-range, organic variety if you can!

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!

If you were removing the skin, pack the flavor into your coating as that’s where a lot of the taste is.

holding honey chicken wing up close

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honey chicken wings

3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings

Yield: 3 chicken wings

These honey chicken wings are crispy, sweet and yummy. You can make them with just 3 ingredients and have them on Whole30, high protein, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Toss the wings with Italian seasoning until the wings are fully coated.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and drizzle with honey before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 chicken wings Serving Size: 1 chicken wing
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.4gUnsaturated Fat: 20.9gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 23gNet Carbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 6.2gProtein: 26g

Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.

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