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Preparation time: 15 minutes,
Cooking time: 60-70 minutes,
Servings: 3-4

Spicy chicken wings, favourite way to prepare bought chicken wings. Let’s get inspired by our food blog Hana’s Recipes, bringing you quality meals from all corners of the world!

History of chicken wings

Before we start with the recipe itself, let’s take a look at past times. The history of spicy chicken wings is quite fascinating and it involves several key moments.

Spicy chicken wings, as we know today, have their roots in the United States, specifically in Buffalo, New York in the 1960s. The history is associated with the Anchor Bar Restaurant, where the owner Teressa Bellissimo has been credited with creating such a well-known delicacy. It all happened exactly in 1964.

According to several theories, Teressa had a surplus of chicken wings in stock that had not been used within the preparation of other dishes that day. To avoid unnecessary food waste, Teressa decided to fry these wings, coat them in sauce and simply start serving them with vegetables as well as the dressing. After being first served at her Anchor Bar Restaurant, chicken wings immediately became a famous dish in Buffalo.

Their popularity was gradually growing beyond the city of Buffalo. With the increasing awareness of chicken wings, different varieties of sauces and side dishes have emerged. Therefore, chicken wings are known today in various styles, for instance the classic buffalo wings, BBQ wings, teriyaki wings and many others.

Chicken wings themselves have also spread to other countries and cultures outside of US and after some time, they got adapted to specific local tastes and preferences. Particularly today, Hana’s Recipes will show you how to prepare an iconic and spicy version of these chicken wings that will speak to all meat lovers around the world!


  • 1 kg of chicken wings (16 pcs),
  • 2 tsp of baking powder,
  • Salt,
  • Ground pepper,
  • 60 g of butter,
  • 1 tbsp of sugar / honey (based on the preference),
  • 2 cloves of garlic,
  • 150 g of tomato puree,
  • 1 tbsp of spicy sauce (e.g. Sriracha)

Preparation of spicy chicken wings

1Wash chosen chicken wings, dry them and put them in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and sprinkle with powder for pastry. Mix well with your clean hands. If you like, you can use the baking powder which will make the skin extra crispy. After that, preheat the oven to 190 degrees.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková

2Arrange the prepared wings on the grill. We can line the sheet with the aluminium foil. Bake the wings for 25 minutes, then remove the baking sheet and turn the wings. Bake for another 25 minutes.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková

3In the meantime, we can prepare a simple and quick sauce for the wings. Melt 40 g of butter in a saucepan (reserve the remaining 20 g for the final softening). Add sugar and garlic. Then mix them all together.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková


Add tomato puree and your chosen hot sauce (e.g. Sriracha). Let it boil gently for about 5 minutes. If needed add salt as well. It all depends on your preference.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková


After frying the wings on their other side, take them out and rub them on one side with the sauce. Return to the oven for 5 minutes and bake. You can increase the temperature to 220 degrees.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková


Remove the baking sheet again, turn the wings over, brush with the rest of the sauce and bake for another 5-10 minutes. It depends on how well you want the wings to be cooked.

Spicy Chicken Wings. Photo: Andrea Bunčeková

Done! Bon appetite and enjoy your well deserved spicy chicken wings! You can either serve them alone, with fresh bread or fries.

Any more chicken left? It doesn’t even matter what part, as it may be perfectly utilised for the classic chicken soup originally from Eastern European regions. Follow Hana’s Recipes for more similar lunch recipes!

Similar videorecipe: How to make original spicy chicken wings from Buffalo

FAQ no.1: What are the most popular spicy sauces for the chicken wings?

Buffalo sauce: Made of hot sauce and butter.

Sriracha sauce: Typically used to season delicious spicy chicken wings. You can get inspired with the recipe we have shown above, as it contains the classic Sriracha addition.

Chilli sauce: Made of chilli peppers, garlic and vinegar.

Barbecue sauce: Barbecue sauce doesn’t necessarily need to be spicy. However, you can adjust it by adding hot peppers or the chilli powder. Other options may also include habanero or the ghost pepper.

FAQ no.2: Any tips for side dishes to serve with the chicken wings?

As mentioned above, Hana’s Recipes recommend serving the spicy chicken wings either alone, with fresh bread or fries. However, if none of the options suit you, do not hesitate to try out celery sticks, carrot sticks, even the blue cheese dressing for dipping. Other popular side dishes may include the coleslaw salad, the potato salad and rice too. At the end, it always depends on what you are currently craving.


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