Honey Cider Wings



Motivation: Whether your team is winning or losing on game day you’ll be happy with these wings.


Major Key:

  1. One time I reduced some apple cider (not vinegar) and used that in place of the apple cider vinegar.  If you like a sweeter chicken wing, I suggest that. I added  about a 1/4 cup of reduced apple cider.



  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) salted butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Tastic spice*
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbps apple cider vinegar


  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsps Tastic spice*
  • Honey-cider brown butter sauce (recipe above)


For the honey-cider brown butter sauce:

Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium-high 5 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl, and cool 5 minutes. Heat the honey, brown sugar, basil, Tastic spice and vinegar in a saucepan over medium, stirring often, 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Whisk in the browned butter.

For the wings:

  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium (350°F-400°F) on 1 side, or push hot coals to 1 side of a charcoal grill. Dry each wing well with paper towels. Toss together the wings and oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Tastic, and toss to coat.
  2. Place the wings on oiled grates over the unlit side of the grill. Grill, covered with the grill lid, 15 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to the lit side of grill, and grill, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until the skin is crispy and lightly charred, turning every 2-3 minutes. Toss the wings immediately with 3⁄4 cup of the honey-cider brown butter sauce.
  3. Let stand, tossing occasionally, 5 minutes before serving. Arrange the wings on a platter with a bowl of the remaining 3/4 cup honey-cider brown butter sauce (and lots of napkins!) to serve.


* Tastic Spice is available HERE

Do me a favor?  If you decide to be great and make this recipe, take a pic and share it on Instagram and tag me (@mrfoodtastic) and use the hashtag #mrfoodtastic so I can see just how amazing you are.  I repost my favorite ones 😊


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