Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings for Your Tailgate Feast!

Need something for the next big game day????? We are so excited for the start of football season and had to come up with a new recipe for kick-off. You better believe we’re making these Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings for the next game day watching OSU, the Browns and Patriots.

Heck, were so excited we actually watched some Pre-Season games. Come on Brownies this is our year!!!! We’re also super excited about the Patriots and Ohio State teams. It’s going to be a fun football season!

Ok, enough about football. These sweet and spicy chicken wings (or chicken fingers) are great any time. We made them and actually watched an Orange County Housewives. Yes, we eat during the housewives shows. We figure, they don’t eat, so someone should.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings or Chicken Fingers

This might be one of my favorite ways to have Chicken Wings (I know I say this about all wings but. . .) They have so much flavor and we were lucky enough to find these fun little chicken wings that were already cut in pieces. We also sliced up a chicken breast and made chicken fingers (AKA chicken strips). Not sure what to call them, I just think chicken fingers are kind of funny.

How to make them

This chicken recipe might look difficult because it has so many ingredients, but none of the ingredients are difficult to find and you might already have them in your pantry. It’s really just a matter of mixing all the ingredients together and pouring half of the sauce on the chicken and reserving the other half for dipping when the chicken is cooked.

The chicken should marinate for at least one hour. It’s even better if the chicken marinates 3 to 4 hours or even over night.

We grilled the chicken but this winter we will be baking them in the oven or Air Frying. If baking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the chicken is done. Flip the chicken half way through to ensure it cooks evenly. If Air Frying – Place chicken in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Make sure to flip the wings halfway through cooking.

Serve with the remainder of the sauce (the one that you reserved on the side) and/or serve with ranch dressing sauce. The Sweet and Spicy Sauce is also great with veggies like celery, cauliflower, radishes, broccoli or others. Use your imagination!!! Happy Game Watching!

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings for Your Tailgate Feast

These sweet and spicy chicken wings are easy and loaded with flavor. Perfect for a tailgate party or binge watching your favorite TV show.


Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Chicken, chicken wings, Grill, Grilled Chicken, Spicy, Wings

1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Calories: 206kcal

Author: Belly Laugh Living


  • 3 Pounds Chicken (Wings, Legs, Chicken Breast)


  • 1/2 Cup Oyster Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Cola Diet will work just fine
  • 8 Cloves Garlic Chopped or minced
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Ginger Chopped or minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Chili Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Honey If you don’t want it spicy use plain honey
  • 1/3 Cup Chunky Peanut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Lime Juice of one lime


  • Mix all the sauce ingredients together

  • To marinate, place the chicken in a zip lock bag or dish

  • Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the chicken. Reserve the other unused half in a separate bowl in the refrigerator until ready to serve

  • Massage the bag with the chicken to ensure all the chicken is covered with the marinade. Place the chicken in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least one hour. Can marinate over night.
  • Grill chicken until done or Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or if using the Air Fryer, cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

  • Serve with the reserved unused sauce and fresh veggies

  • Enjoy


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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