Apple Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

Robin Spires’ Apple Honey Glazed Chicken Wings entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Clover Honey
  • 2 cups unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Wings

  • 3 pounds fresh chicken wings (separated into drumette and wing section, wings tips removed)
  • 1 1/2 quarts vegetable or canola oil (for frying)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • In a medium skillet, combine apple juice, Sue Bee® honey, vinegar, soy sauce and chili flakes.
  • Bring to a boil and allow to reduce by about a third.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth.
  • Whisk into glaze and return to a boil; boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, just to keep glaze warm.
  • In a dutch oven, heat frying oil over medium high heat to 350 F.
  • Season wings with salt and pepper and fry in oil until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Wings should cook approximately 10-12 minutes (size of wings will determine cook time).
  • Cook wings in two batches.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and sprinkle with sesame seeds while still warm.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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