Messy, saucy chicken wings are even better when they’re spicy. We’re not talking about a face-melting, daredevil level of spiciness that leaves your lips numb and your fingers on fire—but these wings do pack a serious kick.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

Messy, saucy chicken wings are even better when they’re spicy. We’re not talking about a face-melting, daredevil level of spiciness that leaves your lips numb and your fingers on fire—but these wings do pack a serious kick.

1. Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings
These crispy chicken wings get their heat from sriracha, the beloved Thai hot sauce with a cult following.

Maura McEvoy

2. Green Jalapeño Hot Wings
These roasted (rather than deep-fried) buffalo-style chicken wings are smothered in a spicy green jalapeño sauce, which is pureed with pickled jalapeños for an extra hit of puckery flavor.

3. Lampe’s Chicken Wings with Sweet-and-Spicy Pantry Sauce
A "pantry sauce" is one that can be made with ingredients, such as ketchup, mustard and hot sauce, that can be found in the home pantry.

Reed Davis

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4. Spicy Apricot Wings
An apricot-based sauce brushed on the chicken wings before grilling gives them plenty of flavor.

5. Sweet and Sticky Hot Wings
A mix of red hot sauce and hot pepper jelly give these wings their tingly spice.

6. Chicken Wings with Angry Sauce
This Korean-inspired recipe is fiery and a little bit sweet.

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