These baked honey-garlic chicken wings are sticky and delicious! They’re gluten-free, AIP and paleo.

A baked honey-garlic chicken wings being held in a hand.


Why you’ll love the Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • You can eat them as an appetizer or a main dish! This is a great snack during gameday or pair with veggies or rice for a meal.
  • It’s made with wholesome ingredients. No refined sugar, dairy, gluten, or weird oils.

The Ingredients for the Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Chicken Wings.
  • Baking Powder. I like to use this Legit Bread baking powder.
  • Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder, Salt, and Pepper.
  • Avocado Oil.
  • Green Onion. For topping!
  • Honey, Coconut Aminos, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Garlic. These ingredients form the delicious honey garlic sauce!

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Step One. Pat the chicken wings totally dry and top with the dry seasonings and baking powder and toss to coat.
  • Step Two. Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Chicken wings in a bowl and then after being coated in sauce.

  • Step Three. Make the honey garlic sauce.
  • Step Four. Toss the chicken in sauce to coat.

The honey garlic sauce in a bowl and it being poured on chicken wings.

  • Step Five. Serve the wings topped with green onion.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure the chicken wings are dry before seasoning. Especially if you’re using wings that were previously frozen, the wings may be damp, which interferes with them getting crispy. Pat them dry beforehand!
  • If you like dipping, make some extra sauce. These wings are flavorful on their own, but if you like to dip your wings, make a little bit of extra sauce on the side.

What do you serve with the chicken wings?

They’re great as an appetizer or game-day food to serve with more of your football favs! If you want to serve them as a main dish, serve them with a side of roasted vegetables and rice or cauliflower rice.

What’s the secret to making chicken wings crispy in the oven?

Baking powder! Yes, baking powder on chicken actually works and is totally a thing. Lightly coating the chicken wings in baking powder before you bake them helps to make the skin crispy.

Is it better to add the sauce before or after baking chicken wings?

For this recipe, we add the sauce after baking! This allows the chicken to crisp up on its own before we add the sauce. Keep in mind that the chicken wings will now be sticky after adding the sauce rather than just crispy, but it’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

A plate of baked honey-garlic chicken wings.

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Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale

For the wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tsp baking powder (I use this)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • Salt and pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • Green onion, to serve

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper (omit pepper for AIP)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat the chicken wings totally dry and add to a bowl. Top with the dry seasonings and baking powder and toss to coat.
  3. Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet and evenly space. Top with avocado oil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through until the wings are crisp.
  4. About 10 minutes before the wings come out of the oven, add the ingredients for the sauce into a pot and stir well. Simmer on medium-low for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat
  5. Add the cooked chicken wings to a clean bowl and pour the sauce over. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve the wings topped with green onion.


All nutritional facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 215
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.7g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Protein: 24.9g