Paleo Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings - Snackin' Free

Enjoy these paleo chicken wings for a fun and tasty dinner.


  • 1/4 cup fermented honey or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup coconut syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar  
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • about 1.25 pounds chicken drumettes or wings
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • a few pinches chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the last two and pour into a large bowl. Add chicken and coat thoroughly. Cover and place in refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight to marinate.  Turning the chicken occasionally to ensure even marination.
  2. After the chicken marinates, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place chicken in the pan, keeping the extra marinade for later. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes in the center of the oven.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring the leftover marinade to a boil, then reduce the heat to a slow simmer. Cook over low heat, stirring as needed, for about 15 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Remove drumsticks from the oven, coat each with the thickened marinade. Place the chicken back in the oven and cook for 10 – 15 more minutes. Pour remaining marinade into a large bowl, add the chicken and toss to coat the drumsticks/wings one last time, with any remaining sauce; then sprinkle with sesame seeds and parsley. Serve immediately.

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