These 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner, lunch & parties! They're sticky, sweet and very easy to prepare.

Baby, it’s cold inside. I truly believed that when I was last ranting about winter, we were done. It’s March. Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid-50s. Instead, today was well below freezing. We were once again pummeled by snow on Sunday. Enough already, winter! I do not believe in you anymore, therefore you do not exist.

These 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner, lunch & parties! They're sticky, sweet and very easy to prepare.

I will heat up my kitchen to 425 degrees fahrenheit and pretend it’s downright steamy outside. Our kitchen windows will fog up in protest and that’s good. I will no longer be able to see your salty white destruction outside.

These 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner, lunch & parties! They're sticky, sweet and very easy to prepare.

I will roast honey garlic chicken wings slathered in olive oil and lemon until they sizzle and their skins are crisp and brown from the heat of the oven.

These 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner, lunch & parties! They're sticky, sweet and very easy to prepare.

And then I will eat them while they’re hot! And then… I don’t even know what I’m talking about, winter. Just go away already.

These 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner, lunch & parties! They're sticky, sweet and very easy to prepare.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1⅔ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings (approximately 35-40 wings)
  • sea salt
  1. Separate the garlic cloves without removing their skins. Place them in a pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Boil the cloves for 10 minutes, then drain and allow to cool.
  2. Squeeze the cloves out of the skin into a food processor and pulse them several times. Then turn the machine on and pour in the olive oil, honey and lemon juice.
  3. Place the wings in a large, sealable plastic bag and pour in the mixture. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the wings (skin side up) and liquid in a large roasting pan or baking sheet with raised sides. Roast for 45-60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes, until the meat is cooked and the skin is brown and crunchy.
  5. Remove the wings from the pan with tongs and place on a serving tray. Salt them generously before serving.
Adapted from Nigella Lawson's How To Eat


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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Don’t get me started on the weather. It’s same here – March and it’s freezing! Enough is enough.
    These wings – man, they look good. Pinned.

  • Rachel

    I hear ya…We got another 2 inches of snow today. I’m over it. It’s March. Time for this stuff to melt!!! And now I want wings.

  • yummychunklet

    Great color on those wings!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I can’t believe you’re still getting crappy weather! Enough already Mother Nature..
    Thanks for the link up btw :)

  • Kathryn

    I can’t believe you’ve got yet more snow – what a rough winter you’re having! I hope it gives way to sunshine and warmer temperatures soon.

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    You just made my husband the happiest man alive with this recipe! Such a classic and ALWAYS a winner! Pinned!

  • Mary Happymommy

    These look great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Betty Baez

    I am all over these I know whats on the menu this weekend!

  • cheri

    These look so good. Will send some AZ sunshine to you.

  • Shanna @ pineapple and coconut

    I love these. I would even eat them for breakfast

    • Jennifer Farley

      I might have done that the next day. Maybe.

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    Loved a tweet I saw today that basically said, ‘I don’t want to hear one word from anyone about being too hot this summer.’ I can agree to that; SO over winter and we haven’t even had it bad in Denver; today is supposed to be 60. Then we’ll probably have a blizzard tomorrow. I think the storms that normally dump on us have passed us by and headed east!

    I love this flavor combination; I’m not all that nuts about the standard Buffalo type sauce. I will do wings in the summer too on the grill; heat one side and cook on the other side. My rule is to basically not turn on my oven in the summer but after trying an upside down cake on the grill I do concede to baking in it! :)

  • Nini Arango Cortissoz

    Love to try this!

  • Kate@Diethood

    You had me at chicken wings! They sound so, soooo good!!

    In other news, I broke up with winter… we’re done. And this -135 needs to go!!

  • Trish F

    These look amazing and I have never heard or read the technique of boiling the whole clove bulbs before. I’m sure they tasted fantastic. Take that winter! I also want to say that your photography is exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Love that honey garlic marinade!

  • Mary Frances

    This looks so good, Jennifer! Haha, I’m ready for warm weather, too – we’ve all become attached to the dishwasher with it’s warm air … same story as the oven!

  • Tieghan

    Honey garlic is always a go to combo! These look so good!

  • Brenda Lee

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum….definitely need to give this a try. I just love getting your email updates and getting new recipes to try. Thanks!

  • eat good 4 life

    I haven’t made wings in for ever and baking it would be the only way I would do this. I love your photography!

  • Nik@ABrownTable

    Honey and wings are the best! These would be delicious with you recent aioli post, I’d be lathering them in those delicious sauces you made.

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    I just love ideas this simple, Jennifer. And I know it goes without saying that your photos are beautiful, but I’d still like to say it anyhow! Don’t worry, Spring will be here soon. At least most of you in the US get a decent summer, unlike in the UK where it might not be as cold in the winter but a nice summer isn’t always guaranteed!

  • Joanna @ the knitlit twit

    That is the one saving grace of winter – being able to turn on the oven and feel like at least it’s adding to the warmth of the house, rather than making the air conditioner work harder, like it does in summer!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh yes, drooling over these beauties :) honey & garlic is a perfect combination!

  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    Love the photos of these wings, not to mention they sound divine. Pinned.

  • Cinda Brown

    Sounds delicious but I don’t care for wings. I’ll have to try this on chicken breast.

  • Becca from It’s Yummi!

    Those are some seriously gorgeous wings, Jen! I completely agree about the weather, by the way!

  • Emily @ the pig & quill

    WHAT! I’m so completely sold on these, it’s not even funny. Who doesn’t love them a chicken wang? Doin’ it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Shari


  • Jenny @ BAKE

    what an amazing combination of flavours!

  • Janine Solley

    Found dinner for tomorrow night… YUM…!!!!

  • Arthur in the Garden!


  • Jackie Blades

    Honey Garlic Wings for the July 4th Celebration is just what we loved. Easy and tasty.