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.
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
- 24 chicken wings (cut into wing and drumette pieces)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 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 chicken. Shake off excess flour and drop chicken wings into the hot oil. Fry for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Remove 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 onto a baking sheet. Bake chicken for 5 minutes, remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with crumbled bacon.