This easy baked chicken wings recipe has a succulent sauce that is made with fig jam and stout beer.
The sauce is sticky sweet and utterly delicious!
This baked chicken wings recipe is a winner. Whether you serve it as an appetizer or a meal, it will definitely bring a (messy) smile to everyone’s face! These sticky baked chicken wings are great for any occasion including tailgate parties and summer BBQs. This easy sticky chicken wings recipe can even be customized a bit to make them fit your tastes a bit better. Add in more heat and spice or keep them mild and tame. Either way you’re sure to have a good time!
Home Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Of course, one sure way to avoid that finger-licking embarrassment is by making my wings at home. Homemade chicken wings are so easy. Often I grill my chicken wings, but this baked chicken wings recipe is a worthy rival! This recipe requires that your wings be tossed with a little seasoning and a little cornstarch then bake them for about 45 minutes. When the wings come out of the oven, immediately toss them in this fig and stout sauce and serve them up!
This fig and stout sauce is like liquid gold; it is so incredible. It has a deep, rich flavor from the stout beer but the fig jam adds a little sticky sweetness that clings perfectly to each little chicken wing. Fig jam is the best. While it is spectacular on its own, on toast or in a sandwich it pairs beautifully with proteins like pork or chicken. Once you taste how the sweet jam works in savory dishes, you will find yourself searching for all sorts of ways to add it to your foods!
- Chicken wings
- Olive oil
For the sauce, you will need:
- Garlic cloves
- Brown sugar
- Stout beer
- Fig jam
- Cider vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- Red pepper
How to Make Sticky Stout Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a bowl, toss the wings with olive oil, salt, pepper, and cornstarch until completely coated.
- Place them on a greased wire baking rack over a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, making sure to turn one midway.
- While the wings bake, prepare the sauce by combining the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it begins to thicken.
- When the wings have finished baking, toss the wings into a bowl with the sauce until well coated.
- Serve and enjoy!
How do you get sauce to stick to chicken wings?
The flour and cornstarch breading on the chicken wings before they bake not only helps to crisp up the skin on the wings but it also helps to give the sauce something to adhere to when they are finished baking. To get your sauce to stick to the chicken, make sure to cook your sauce until thickened and to not skimp out on the cornstarch coating.
What goes well with sticky wings?
These sticky wings can go with any number of appetizers or side dishes depending on the situation or your mood. For example here are 50 Easy Appetizer Recipes for Any Meal that is sure to give you some great tasting ideas.
How long are sticky wings good for?
These wings can be kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This means that you have plenty of time to enjoy those leftovers. Eat them cold or reheat them for an even better taste.
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- 1 4 lb bag of chicken wings
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup finely diced onions
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup stout beer ( I used local; Mt. Caramel Stout Beer)
- 1/3 cup fig jam
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Toss wings with olive oil, salt, pepper and cornstarch until completely coated. Place a rack over a sheet pan and place the rack with non-stick spray (I used a cooling rack). Place wings on the rack and bake for 45-50 minutes, turning once.
- While the wings bake, combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Heat sauce over medium-low heat until it begins to thicken. When the wings have finished baking, toss hot wings into a bowl with the sauce, Serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 584Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 124mgSodium 984mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 26g