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Candied Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Candied Garlic Chicken Wings

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"These wings are sweet and sticky like candy! The sauce can be reheated and poured over a side dish of rice. Make sure to bring the sauce to a boil, and simmer for several minutes to kill any bacteria that may be present."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Heat honey, soy sauce, and garlic in a saucepan until boiling.
  2. Place the wings in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and pour the honey mixture over the chicken. Cover with foil. Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Bake, covered, at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour; turn the wings after 1/2 hour. Remove the foil cover, and bake for 15 minutes. Take the wings out of the sauce, and bake on a rack for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken wings, and cook for another 10 minutes.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 30, 2003

These wings were great. I don't boil or refridgerate the sauce first. I just mix the ingredients well, then pour it right on top of the wings. No need to go through the extra steps, they turn out perfect without it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 24, 2003

Sorry! This recipe was almost the worst thing I have tasted. The wings were way to sweet, and it needed more seasoning. The soy sauce gave it a nasty after taste. I would not recommend this recipe to anyone.

May 01, 2006

This recipe was really good! I added a good splash of cider vinegar and about 10 dashes of hot sauce to the marinade before boiling. I also used chicken strips instead of wings. The chicken cooked perfectly on a shorter schedule: 10 min., turn, 10 min., then 5 min. on a broiler pan. Also, I made another half-batch of marinade (with 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and 5 dashes hot sauce) and stirred in 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water while it boiled. I served the extra sauce for dipping, and the next day, threw the leftovers together into one container. It microwaved up just as good as the oven version! The next time I do this, I plan to make rice and serve the chicken and sauce over it!

Jan 05, 2004

This is definitely TOO sweet! I was so sure of this recipe, I mean, it has almost identical ingredients to dozens of other recipes I've tried, however, upon looking back at the ingredients, I noticed it was missing one key ingredient other similar recipes had: vinegar. I think that is why this was too sweet, it was missing vinegar and hence, a 4 star rating instead of a 5. I think because this recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of honey, maybe 1/4-1/2 cup of vinegar should be right? Anyhow, I added freshly grated ginger to the sauce to give it more of an asian flare. The good thing about this sauce is that it did carmelized nicely on the wings.

Feb 26, 2007

Decided to take this a step further by adding balsamic vinegar to the marinade, cut the honey back to 3/4 of a cup and added garlic and onion powders. While my chicken was cooking, I placed the marinade into a sauce pan to reduce and become nice and thick. Once the chicken was almost done, I brushed the thickened sauce over the wing, added some sesame seeds and baked for another ten minutes. Kids and hubby flipped over this. Thanks Vickee!

May 19, 2003

Great wings... brought them to a Wing Contest and they went over very well. One of the first wings to disappear. I topped them with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Would have added a little cayenne and increased the baking temp after taking the foil off next time.

Nov 09, 2003

Absolutely loved these wings! What a nice change from the same ol' hot wings. I used extra garlic and did add some cayenne pepper and a pinch or two of crushed red pepper to add a little zip to the sweetness of the wings. I only wished I doubled the recipe because they went to fast! Thanx for a great recipe! :-)

Jun 05, 2003

I didnt have any honey on hand but had a huge craving for "sticky chicken" so, I used corn syrup and also because of the mess my kids make with wings, I substitued drumsticks. The kids ignored the side dishes and went ga- ga over the chicken. We had -NO- left overs with this chicken!! Thanks Vickee!


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  • Calories
  • 905 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 107.1 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 36.3 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 43.6 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 1524 mg
  • 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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