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Best Honey Jerk Chicken Wings

Honey Jerk Chicken – These easy honey jerk chicken wings are mad with the perfect combination of spices and honey glaze sauce served with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Honey Jerk Chicken – Tips

Adjust the spice level – If you’re not a fan of heat, start with less pepper or omit it entirely. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a subtle kick.

Make it ahead – Marinate the wings overnight for maximum flavor. You can also bake them ahead of time and reheat them before serving.

Crispy skin – Pat the wings dry thoroughly before marinating. Use a baking rack on the baking sheet to allow air circulation for even crisping.

Sauce it up – Try different dipping sauces to find your perfect match. Try mango chutney, pineapple salsa, or a spicy jerk sauce.

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Honey Jerk Chicken Wings – Variations

  • Add 1/2 cup chopped mango to the marinade.
  • Substitute 1/4 cup bourbon for some of the soy sauce in the honey glaze.
  • Add 1/4 cup BBQ sauce to the honey glaze.
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How to Serve This Best Honey Jerk Chicken Wings?

  • Arrange the wings on a platter with plenty of napkins.
  • Offer a variety of dipping sauces and sides.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or chopped scallions for a pop of color.
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Honey Jerk Chicken Wings – FAQs

What sides go well with this recipe?

Try coleslaw, rice and peas, fried plantains, or grilled pineapple.

Can I use chicken breasts instead of wings?

Yes, but you’ll need to adjust the cooking time. Cut the breasts into bite-sized pieces and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Yield: 8

Honey Jerk Chicken Wings

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These easy honey jerk chicken wings are made with the perfect combination of spices and honey glaze sauce served with your favorite dipping sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings, split at joints with tips removed
  • 8 tsp jerk seasoning, or as per taste
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (or freshly grated)


  1. Pat dry the chicken wings with a paper towel.
  2. Season the wings with salt, pepper, jerk seasoning, and baking powder. Toss to coat.
  3. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees. Lightly spray the rack with non-stick spray and evenly layer (do not overcrowd) the chicken wings on the rack.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through or until fully crispy.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add butter, once melted, add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
  6. Stir in the tamari, hot sauce, honey, ginger, and paprika.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  8. Add the crispy wings to the sauce and toss to coat.
  9. Cook the chicken further in the air fryer for about 6-8 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 533Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 124mgSodium 869mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 24g

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