Easy Crockpot Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings recipes


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These crock pot chicken wings have a sweet and spicy sauce that makes your taste buds sing! Make this recipe for dinner or party appetizers.

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Crockpot wings are so easy to make, they practically cook themselves, and they are so tender, the meat will fall right off of the bone!

Cooking doesn’t have to be hard, and there are plenty of other easy crockpot recipes to choose from.

Or, make Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice for a busy weeknight dinner. It gives you all the flavor of the comfort food casserole while keeping your kitchen cool.

sauce in a slow cooker

How To Make Crock Pot Chicken Wings

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler! Everything goes in the slow cooker at once, and then the sauce is thickened on the stove afterwards.

After slow cooking, place the sweet and spicy chicken wings on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with the sauce.

Then, all they need are a couple of minutes under the broiler to crisp up. Add more sauce every minute or so until they’re ready.

adding chicken wings to sauce

Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • Skip the oven – Instead of cooking the sauce down and broiling it, you can thicken the sauce right in the crockpot. Mix 2 tablespoon each of water and cornstarch in a resealable container and shake it really well. Then, stir the slurry into the crockpot and cook an additional 30 minutes on high.
  • Need more (or fewer) servings? – Easily halve or quarter this recipe if you’re only cooking for yourself.
  • Reuse the wing sauce – Keep leftover sauce in the refrigerator to use for dipping or add more to the chicken when reheating. You can also freeze it for up to 6 months in a sealed container. Let it sit in the refrigerator overnight to defrost before using.

toss wings and sauce

Kitchen tools and equipment needed

  • Slow Cooker – This is almost my used kitchen gadget, especially during the fall and winter months! It’s just so convenient and makes comfort food taste even better.
  • Sauce Pan – You’ll need this to thicken the sauce once the honey sriracha wings are done cooking. Heats evenly and is easy to clean too.
  • Rimmed Baking Sheet – Used for anything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.

cooked chicken wings

Recipe Notes + FAQ

Storage and Reheating

Keep leftover sweet and spicy chicken wings in a sealed container or storage bag and refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Or, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. This helps to keep them from sticking together.

Then, transfer to a storage bag and freeze for up to up to 6 months. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

drizzling sauce over wings

Can I use fresh wings instead of frozen?

You sure can! Just adjust the cooking time accordingly. They should take about 3-4 hours on low, or 1-2 hours on high.

Also, when using fresh chicken your sauce will cook quicker on the stove. Reduce the time to 3-5 minutes or until thickened.

finishing the wings in the oven

Is it safe to cook raw chicken in a crock pot?

While there are no issues with putting raw poultry in a slow cooker, you can always defrost the chicken in the refrigerator first if you’re concerned.

Then, prepare the recipe as directed using the “fresh wings” cook times listed above.

holding a crockpot wings

Can I use this sauce with other types of meat?

You can certainly try it! While I haven’t tried it myself, you could probably swap the wings for meatballs instead.

Or, make this recipe with drumsticks and thighs, though I’d recommend using fresh chicken. This will prevent the sauce from being watery.


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Crockpot Wings Recipe Video

To see us make the recipe from start to finish, watch the video at the top of this post.

Yield: 6

Author: Donna Elick

Sriracha Honey Crock Pot Chicken Wings

Sriracha Honey Crock Pot Chicken Wings

These crock pot chicken wings have a sweet and spicy sauce that makes your taste buds sing! Make this recipe for dinner or party appetizers.

Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 15 M


  • 4 pounds frozen chicken wing drumettes
  • 3/4 cup sriracha sauce (the one with the rooster on the package)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • juice of one lime (about 1/4 cup)


  1. In a 5 quart slow cooker on low add sriracha sauce, butter, honey and lime juice. Stir to combine. Add chicken wings. Stir until wings are well coated. Cook on high for 2-3 hours (or low 4-6 hours) until wings are cooked through.
  2. Transfer the sauce to a saucepan over medium-high heat and boil it until it reduces to a thicker sauce, approximately 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove wings from slow cooker and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle sriracha honey sauce over wings.
  4. Set oven to broil. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 2-3 minutes until the sauce starts to caramelize. Remove from oven. Coat wings with sauce again, broil for 1 minute, remove from oven. Coat with sauce, broil 1 minute. Add more sauce, broil until sauce is caramelized.
  5. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy.


  1. You can use fresh wings. Cook time would be 3-4 hours on low or 1 to 2 hours on high. Additionally, when using fresh your sauce will cook quicker. Approximately 3-5 minutes.
  2. Instead of cooking the sauce down and broiling it you can mix up 2 tablespoons corn starch and 2 tablespoons water in a resealable container and shake it really well. Pour slurry into crockpot then cook an additional 30 minutes on high.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick forThe Slow Roasted Italian

Copyright ©2014 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Easy Crockpot Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings recipes

Originally published June 2011, updated and republished August 2020


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