What is your “go-to wing recipe for tailgating and game days? Grilled Orange and Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings might just make the list for me and will for you as well. Quick, easy and tastes out of this world using just a four ingredient marinade.
🍽️ Why This Works
15 Minute Grill – I love fast recipes. With a little planning, you can have the marinade completed in time for dinner and then it is less than 15 minutes of actual grilling time.
Sweet and Spicy – The Sriracha adds some heat, and the honey and OJ add the sweet.
This recipe plays the natural sweetness of oranges and honey against the heat of the sriracha. The complex flavors of the peppers give just enough of a kick to make this fun!
Sriracha Sauce – The chili pepper and vinegar flavors work perfectly on wings. It is tempered by the sweetness of the other ingredients.
Orange Juice Concentrate – The cans of frozen concentrate are one of my favorite ingredients for marinades. Let it come to room temperature before use.
Step One: Allow the can of orange juice concentrate to come to room temperature.
Step Two: Add the honey, sriracha, chili oil and ½ can of orange juice concentrate to a bowl. Mix well.
Step Three: Reserve ½ cup of the marinade for brushing on the wings. Place the remainder of the marinade in a Ziploc bag with your chicken.
Step Four: Place the Ziploc bag in a bowl (in case of unexpected leaks) and set it in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Heat the grill to 350 degrees.
This is not the time to put the chicken on early because you are running out of time. Wait for it to heat up or you will lose all your grill marks and it will almost “bake” rather than grill.
Step Two: Grill for six minutes on each side.
Step Three: In the last few minutes, brush on the reserved marinade (not what was in the Ziploc bag). This will create a bit of a glaze for the wings.
💡 Recipe Tips
Substitute the orange concentrate for another flavor like lemonade or limeade. There is a really cool orange pineapple one out there as well. Play with it and have fun!
Don’t throw away the remaining ½ can of concentrate. Either make the Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple Slices or make a quick quart of orange juice!
Start out with a base recipe from the Simple Lemon Chicken and then add the Orange Honey Sauce to it for a double dose of citrus.
Remember you have to RESERVE the extra marinade to brush on and you CAN NOT just use the marinade in the bag as it is infected with raw chicken. This reserve is going to be thin.
Use winglets instead of the full wings so it’s easier to grill and easier for your guests to eat. If you buy a bag of wings (heck, they are cheaper) simply cut off the wing tip and toss. Then cut the two wing pieces up at the joint and then marinade and grill.
You can drizzle a little bit of Sriracha sauce over a big plate of wings at the end so everyone will get a tiny dose of that kick in your pants flavor.
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Grilled Orange and Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
- 12 Chicken Wings
- ¼ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Sriracha Sauce
- 1 tbsp Chili Oil
- ½ can Orange Juice Concentrate room temperature
Prepare the Sriracha Marinade
- Mix honey, sriracha sauce, chili oil and the room-temperature orange juice concentrate together in a bowl
- Reserve ¼ cup of the marinade to brush on at the end of grilling
- Pour into a Ziploc bag and add chicken
- Mix and marinade in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
Grill the Chicken Wings
- Heat the grill to 350 degrees
- Place chicken on grill grate and cook for 6 minutes
- Turn over and cook an additional 6 minutes
- When the chicken is almost finished, brush on reserved marinade on both sides and it should create a sticky glaze.