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Sriracha & Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Sriracha & Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe

Bourbon and sriracha sauce is a perfect blend of that spicy and sweet - but not too sweet profile we all love. Grown-up flavors for everyone's favorite finger food.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 413kcal


  • dutch oven
  • Oil or Candy Thermometer


  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • ¾ cups sriracha hot chili sauce
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup honey plus 1 tbs
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup bourbon


  • Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and arrange on a baking sheet. Allow the wings to dry at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set out to making the sauce.
  • Whisk the sriracha, ketchup, sugar, honey, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar in a saucepan.
  • Mix in the bourbon and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sauce has thickened a bit, stirring occasionally about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, add enough oil to fry the wings, leaving at least 2 inches unfilled to the top for safety. Allow the oil to heat to 360 degrees F.
  • Add the wings in small batches and fry for 10-14 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Allow the chicken to drain on a paper towel for a few minutes before tossing in the prepared sauce and serving.


When frying wings, or anything, in hot oil, safety is the main goal. Be sure to use a deep heavy duty Duch Oven and leave 3 to 4 inches from the top clear. This helps with the hot oil that can pop and splash up and really minimizes oil splashing over and causing fires. 
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg