Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

These baked chicken wings are super easy to make. The marinade turns into a sweet sticky glaze on the wings as they bake in the oven.

Baked wings on a plate.

Chicken wings are one of my food weaknesses. I just love them so much and if there is football or baseball on TV, then I love to enjoy a pound of wings while watching the game. These Thai sweet chili chicken wings are one of my favourites and surprisingly simple to make.

I love wings cooked many different ways from deep fried, smoked, air fried and more. These wings are baked, and cooking them in the oven is so easy to do, and they turn out incredible!

Close up picture of sticky baked wings on a blue plate.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken wings – you can purchase whole wings and cut them into drummette and ringette/flat pieces or purchase them already divided. If desired, you could even bake them whole.
  • Thai sweet chili sauce – this is the main ingredient of the marinade. There are many different brands and some are a little spicier than others. Find one that works for you and your family.
  • Garlic – the recipe calls for whole garlic cloves, but you could also jarred minced garlic that can be purchased in stores.
  • Ginger – fresh piece of ginger is the best. Make sure to peel it. Using jarred ginger puree can also work.
  • Rice vinegar – this will give the wings a hint of that sour tang.
  • Salt – just a little bit for seasoning.
  • Fresh cilantro – this is used for a garnish after the wings come out of the oven.

Thai sweet chili sauce is so popular and it is used in many different dishes. A local pizzeria even has a Thai sweet chili pizza. It works great for these wings and they come out of the oven with an amazing sticky glaze that is sweet and just a little spicy.

Chicken wings marinating in a glass mixing bowl.

How To Make The Marinade

Preparing the marinade could not be simpler. Add the Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and well blended.

Pour the marinade all over the wings and toss them until all of them are coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for one to two hours.

How Long To Bake Chicken Wings

These wings are baked on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Using the parchment paper will ensure the wings do not stick to the baking sheet. Use tongs to place the chicken wings on the baking sheet. Make sure to space them evenly so they are not touching.

Expert Tip! Don’t shake off that marinade when placing the wings on the baking sheet. There is so much flavour in that sauce and it will turn into a sweet sticky glaze on the wings as they bake. I find that I will dip the wings in the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated, before placing them on the baking sheet.

Bake the wings in a 375F oven for an hour. Halfway through the baking time, flip the wings over to the other side. Turning the wings will allow them to cook evenly and get sticky and a little crispy on both sides. If desired, you can brush a little more sweet Thai chili sauce on the wings halfway through as well.

Close up picture of baked wings.

Once they come out of the oven, garnish with the chopped fresh cilantro. These are so good! If you make these, be sure to make enough. They will go quickly as even the kids ate way more than I expected.

More Baked Chicken Wings!

There are a few other recipes I have made which use a similar cooking technique. I like to make 2 or 3 flavors each time for some variety. Here are some of the other recipes:

Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

5 out of 5
3 reviews
These baked Thai sweet chili chicken wings are super easy to make. The marinade is made with sweet Thai sauce, garlic and ginger, that turns into a sweet sticky glaze on the wings as they cook in the oven.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4


  • 12-16 whole chicken wings
  • 1 cup sweet chili Thai dipping sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger piece , peeled
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped


  • Cut the wings into three pieces: drummette, middle portion and tip. (save the tips for making chicken stock in the future. I keep them in a freezer bag in the freezer for future use).
  • Place the sweet chili Thai dipping sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar and salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Mix the marinade with the cut up chicken wings until evenly coated. Place in the fridge and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray.
  • Place the wings on the wire rack and place in a 375F oven. Keep the left over marinade in the fridge for basting.
  • Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and turn the wings over and brush the other side with the marinade. If desired, brush the wings with some more sweet chili sauce.
  • Return the wings to the oven and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • If desired garnish with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.


Per serving:

Calories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 27gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1035mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 31g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Baked wings on a plate.

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  • 5 stars
    I have actually made these wings a couple of times. So I can say that these do taste great. On my second make I did use an Asian seasoning which did add additional flavors. Next time I may cook (boil) the remain marinade and use as additional dipping sauce

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  • 5 stars
    I know these are awesome… just from the picture and the ingredients. We love wings in this family too. 🙂 Keep coming up with more creative sauces for those wings. 🙂

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  • 5 stars
    Seeing how I love thai sweet chili sauce, I know this is going to be a great recipe.

    I also recommend lightly seasoning and flouring your wings and simply toss wings in thai sweet chili sauce 🙂

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  • I will definitely be making these! We love wings here (well, except for my husband and he’s weird 😛 ) and I personally HAVE to try anything that uses Thai Sweet Chili Sauce hehe.

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