Hot honey is our friend Bob’s favorite blend of flavors. He was determined to perfect it, and that’s how Bob’s Hot Honey Wings came to be. He takes the juicy chicken wings and rubs them with some electrically spicy seasonings. He creates his alluring sweet honey glaze with a kick that has the power to make you come back for more! Served with spicy grilled shishito peppers, fiery Thai chiles, cooling cilantro, crunchy peanuts, and chili crisps for even more heat, Bob’s Hot Honey Wings are the way to go when the sweet and spicy cravings need to be extinguished! Thanks, Bob!

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For the wings:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons-1 tablespoon chile powder or cayenne pepper, based on your desired level of heat
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound of chicken wings, patted dry
  • 1 cup shishito peppers

For the glaze:

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili crisp

For serving:

  • 3-5 red Thai chiles or jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 1/4 cup salted dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • chili crisp, to taste
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


Step 1 –Line a rimmed baking sheet with a single layer of foil.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.

Step 3 –Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 4 –Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken wings.

Step 5 –Let the coated chicken wings sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, or cover and chill for up to 1 day. If chilling, let the chicken sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.

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Step 6 –Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 7 –Bake the wings until slightly golden, and an instant thermometer inserted in the center reads 165 degrees, about 30-40 minutes.

Step 8 –Carefully transfer the wings out of the oven and let cool slightly.

Step 9 –Preheat the grill to medium heat (325-350 degrees F).

Step 10 –In a large bowl, add the lime juice, honey, fish sauce, and 3 tablespoons chili crisp.

Step 11 –Transfer the cooled chicken wings to the bowl and toss to coat in the honey glaze.

Step 12 –Place the glazed chicken wings and the shishito peppers on the grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is deep golden brown and charred in spots and the peppers are blistered and charred in spots, about 5-8 minutes.

Step 13 –Carefully transfer the grilled chicken wings and the grilled shishito peppers to a serving platter.

Step 14 –Top the chicken and the peppers with the chiles, cilantro, peanuts, and chili crisp, to taste.

Step 15 –Plate the wings and peppers with the lime wedges for squeezing over.

Step 16 –Serve.