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Wicked Chicken Wings

Jaime Inez
The secret behind KFC's famous Wicked Wings is a plethora of 11 herbs and spices. While the fast-food chain never publicly releases the exact ingredients of its wing sauce, the secret ingredients include dried coriander, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and soy sauce. To make your own version of the notoriously spicy chicken wings, start by rubbing 20 chicken wing pieces with the herb blend.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1 kg Chicken wings
  • ¼ cup Sriracha hot chili sauce (or any hot sauce that you have or prefer)
  • ¼ cup Sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp Raw sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 4-6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 85-100 g Unsalted butter


  • Cut off the tips of the wings. Separate them on the joints.

Here’s a little tip regarding those wings… Do not throw them! Freeze them. You can use the chicken wing tips in making the broth for your soup. They'll add nice flavors in your dish.


    • Boil water in a steamer under high heat.
    • Once boiling, place the wings in the steamer basket and adjust to medium heat.
    • Steam for 10 minutes. (Before steaming, make sure that the chucks are at room temperature.)
    • After 10 minutes of steaming, remove wings from the steamer and carefully pat it dry with kitchen tissues.
    • Place the wings on a tray; and leave them in the fridge to dry for at least 1 hour. Do not cover. You may need to clear off some space for your chicken trays.


    • Pre heat the oven to 225-240 degrees C (depending on your oven).
    • Put baking paper on the oven tray. Put the wings one by one on the tray.
    • Roast the wings preferably at the middle rack of the oven for about 20 mins.
    • Turn the wings over and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until the skin is golden brown.
    • Take the chicken off the oven.
    • Let them rest for about 3-5 mins to make the skin crunchier.
    • If you don't have an oven, you can fry the wings, instead for 7-10 mins. Make sure to drain the excess oil before tossing them to the sauce.

    And for the Wicked Sauce:

    • While the chicken is roasting, put butter and garlic in a pan under very low heat.
    • When the butter melts, put in the Sriracha sauce and sweet chili sauce. Stir gently.
    • Add salt and sugar. Stir for about 2 mins.
    • Place the rested chicken wings to a bowl.
    • Coat with the sauce. Make sure to cover all the wings’ surface.
    • Serve with a cold drink.



    I know that this recipe guide seems to be long and challenging. Well, it's not. This one's very easy to do! 
    See, what we do is steam the chicken in the evening which takes about 30 minutes, including the patting dry and the prepping in the fridge. Then, we roast come lunch or dinner time. Since we do the sauce during roasting, the cooking time would take just about 40-45mins. So, when you think of it… it’s really quick and easy, yeah?
    Here's what we have to show after the little feast for two we had at home.
    Keyword chicken, chicken wings, fried chicken