Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings With Sriracha and Maple Syrup

I usually make chicken wings in the oven but this time I tried them out in a Crockpot. The advantage of a Crockpot is that unlike in an oven, the food does not need constant monitoring.  So I just made the Sriracha and Maple syrup Marinade and poured it over the wings in the Crockpot and then I set the timer of the crockpot for 3.5 hours and 3.5 hours later  the wings were done.  The wings came out really delicious but the only drawback was that they did not come out crispy like the kinds that are fried or baked.
Of course, if you don’t own a Crockpot or would like crispy wings, you can always use this recipe and place the wings in a conventional oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour or so. Half way through the cooking process, be sure to flip the wings over so that they cook evenly on both sides.  If you are a Sriracha fan, you will love these sweet and spicy chicken wings.



1.    3 lbs of Chicken Wings
2.    2 tablespoons of Worcester Sauce
3.    2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar
4.    3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup (use2 in the sauce before cooking and 1 after the wings are cooked)
5.    1 tablespoon of Onion Powder
6.    2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
7.    2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
8.    ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
9.    ½ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
10.    1/3 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
11.    2 tablespoons of Sriracha (1.5 in the sauce and .5 for garnish at the end)
12.    1.5 tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup
13.    1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil


1.    Wash the chicken wings under a stream of cold water.

2.    With a sharp pair of kitchen scissors, chop off the tips of the wings and the fatty tissue next to the main joint of the wings. Drain all water from the wings.

3.    Combine the following dry ingredients in a bowl – 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of paprika, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1/3 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

4.    To the dry ingredients, add 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce and 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
5.    Add two tablespoons of Maple syrup to the marinade.

6.    Add 1.5 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce to the marinade.

7.    Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the bowl.

8.    Mix everything thoroughly.

9.    Place the wings in the crockpot and pour the marinade over the wings and coat all the wings with the marinade evenly.
10.    Cover the Crockpot and set it on high for 3 hours or place the marinated wings on tray and place them in an over at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.

11.    When the wings are cooked, remove each of them and place them on a plate. Drain all the liquid that had collected under the wings and place the liquid sauce in small pot.

12.    To thicken this sauce, cook the sauce at low heat for another 10-15 minutes. While the sauce is getting thickened, place the wings in a warm oven to keep them warm.

13.    To the sauce also add 1 tablespoon of ketchup and 1 tablespoon of Maple syrup. Stir everything thoroughly and cook for another 4-5 minutes. When the sauce is thick, pour it over the cooked wings.
14.    Serve the wings while they are hot with the sauce drizzled all over them and also some extra sauce on the side for dipping. drizzle some extra Sriracha Sauce on top to garnish the wings and give them a little bit of an extra kick!


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