Honey Habanero Chicken Wings

Honey Habanero Chicken Wings are perfect for those who love spicy, sweet, and bacon. This recipe was chosen as a finalist for the Super Bowl recipe contest. This style of hot wing is first battered, then deep fried. Then served up with a spicy sweet honey glaze, and then finished with bacon.

Honey Habanero Chicken Wings in small appetizer bowls.

The tasters loved this recipe and kept going back for seconds. I have to tell you, we regularly go out for hot wings. I would encourage you to cut up your own wings for this recipe. It will help you save money, and it will literally take two to three minutes to cut all of these wings and get them ready.

After I finished this recipe, I drizzled the extra sauce on top and then served up the sauce on the side. Be careful when cutting up the habanero, they are one of the hottest peppers around. I would suggest you wear gloves. Also, do not touch any part of your body until you have washed and rinsed your hands extensively first.

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Honey Habanero Chicken Wings in appetizer bowls.

Honey Habanero Chicken Wings in small appetizer bowls.

Honey Habanero Chicken Wings

These honey Habanero Chicken Wings have the perfect amount of sweet and heat. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Chicken Wings, Habanero Wings, Low Carb
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 802kcal


  • 24 chicken wings (cut into wing and drumette pieces)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 habanero pepper (minced finely)
  • 1 pound bacon (cooked and crumbled)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from packaging and dry with paper towels.
  • In a large zip-top bag, mix together: flour, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Shake to incorporate.
  • Drop the chicken wings into the flour mixture and shake to coat the chicken.
  • Shake off excess flour and drop chicken wings into the hot oil.
  • Fry for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  • Remove wings from oil and let drain on paper towels.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together honey, apple cider vinegar, and habanero pepper.
  • Dip each chicken wing into the sauce and then place them onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake chicken wings for 5 minutes.
  • Remove wings from the oven and immediately sprinkle crumbled bacon on them.



Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Fergiedeb

    I tried this recipe and served them to a house full of men during the last party we had. All of my guests just loved them. I was sorry I didn’t make more. This recipe should win for sure!!!!! They are easy to eat and serve as well.

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