Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

maple chicken wings

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
969 Calories
41g Fat
65g Carbs
83g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 969
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 253mg 84%
Sodium 1232mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 83g
Calcium 178mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These flavorful chicken wings are easy to prepare and bake with a delicious maple sauce. This recipe will serve 5 to 6 people as an entree or 10 to 12 as an appetizer. They make a great holiday appetizer or game day snack.

For a tasty family meal, add a salad or slaw and baked potatoes or fries.


  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup maple syrup (dark or grade B)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 3 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: dash of cayenne pepper
  • Garnish: cilantro, sesame seeds, or chopped green onions

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place a large disposable baking pan on a large foil-lined baking sheet. If you don't have a disposable pan, line a large baking pan bottom and sides with heavy duty foil.

  3. With kitchen shears, cut tips off of chicken wings; discard tips. Cut each trimmed wing into two pieces at the joint.

  4. In a large cup or small bowl, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, garlic, green onions, soy sauce, teriyaki, and peppers.

  5. Arrange the chicken wing pieces in the prepared baking pan and pour the sauce over them.

  6. Bake the wings for 1 hour at 350 F, turning 3 to 4 times. Increase the oven temperature to 400 F and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes longer, turning the wings every 10 minutes to brown evenly.

  7. Remove the wings to a serving dish and garnish with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, or chopped green onion.