Chicken Wings Honey and Garlic

Today, we are going to take an International classic – Chicken Wings Honey and Garlic – and give it an Italian twist. To do that, we’ll be using our Artisan Fresh Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Belmorso Garlic Paté. If you do this again when you get Novello EVOO, make sure to use that to up the taste even more.

You’ll be surprised how just elevating these two ingredients can completely change the final result. It’s also important to use a high quality local honey, even better if organic.

What to expect: the right level of sweetness combined with a garlicky flavour that also packs a kick. Every chicken wing will taste more delicious than the previous one because you’ll get to appreciate each of the flavour profile more and more.


marinade for chicken wings honey and garlic


What is honey garlic sauce made of?

If you use high quality ingredients, your honey garlic sauce should only include 2 ingredients, honey and garlic paté. That will not only give you a tastier more authentic result, but also be healthier and easy to prepare.


What goes good with honey garlic wings?

There’s a pletora of side dishes, Italian and non, that you could serve with honey garlic wings. Here’s a short list.

  1. Roasted potatoes – try our Cheese Garlic Potatoes
  2. Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar
  3. Potato Salad from Puglia
  4. Italian Potato Gratin
  5. Fennel and Orange Salad
  6. A simple green leafy salad with Italian dressing


roasted balsamic vegetables potato salad potato gratin is ready salad dressing


If you want something even more unique, check out the salad I am pairing with this recipe!

Just keep reading and you’ll see it.


How many chicken wings should you have?

While this totally depends on your appetite, I suggest 6 large chicken wings along a side dish like salad, potatoes, or vegetables.


baked chicken wings honey and garlic


How to eat chicken wings healthy?

To make your chicken wings meal healthier follow these steps:

  1. bake instead of fry;
  2. use a healthy marinade made with genuine ingredients rather than processed ones. Garlic and EVOO, EVOO and balsamic, parmesan and EVOO are healthy options.
  3. serve with a healthy side like a salad or roasted vegetables;
  4. keep your portion under 6 wings;
  5. skip dessert or opt for fruit, yogurt and dark chocolate.


cleaning chicken wings


Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Ingredients

If you are looking to make a healthy but delicious Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Meal, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

  1. 6 chicken wings per person for a main course portion
  2. a local organic honey, about 2 tablespoons per portion
  3. Belmorso Garlic Paté, about 3 to 4 tablespoons per portion
  4. Belmorso EVOO, just a drizzle
  5. salt and pepper to season

PS: a portion above refers to 6 chicken wings.


Crispy Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Here is our simple and delicious recipe. It only features 4 ingredients and it’s super easy to make.

chicken wings honey and garlic with apple salad

Chicken Wings Honey and Garlic

Chicken Wings Honey and Garlic made extra delicious with Italian EVOO & Garlic Spread, and served with a unique Northern salad.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Calories 700 kcal


  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 baking dish
  • baking paper
  • 1 knife
  • 1 plate


Northern Side Salad (optional)

  • 2 green apples
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 handfuls red currants
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • parsley


  • Wash and clean your chicken wings.
    cleaning chicken wings
  • Transfer them to a large bowl, and add the Belmorso Garlic Paté.
    adding Belmorso Garlic Pate to chicken wings
  • Next, add the honey.
    adding honey to chicken wings
  • Mix everything well with a tablespoon or your clean hands.
    mixing chicken wings with honey and garlic
  • Put the wings in the fridge and let them marinate for at least an hour. If you are in a hurry, 15 minutes or 30 minutes should do.
    marinated chicken wings honey and garlic
  • After your hour has passed, or earlier if you need to, take your chicken wings out of the fridge and transfer them to a dish with parchment paper.
    I like to lay mine one by one so they are not covering each other. That allows better and quicker cooking. Make sure to spoon any remaining honey and garlic paté on top of each wing. Leave any extra liquid out.
  • Bake in the oven for a total of 45 minutes. Place the wings at the lowest level of the oven and let them cook for 30 minutes.
    Then take them out, turn each one, and put them at the top level of the oven to cook for the remaining 15 minutes.
    You can even grill them for 3 minutes towards the end, if you like that slightly burnt taste.
    chicken wings honey and garlic are ready to bake
  • Serve the chicken wings with a side bowl of Belmorso Garlic Paté for dipping, plus the apple salad you made.
    Feel free to serve with another side dish, if you prefer. For inspiration, look at all the side dishes I suggest below.
    baked chicken wings honey and garlic

Making the Northern Italian Salad

  • While your chicken wings bake, prepare your salad by peeling and cutting your apples into your preferred size - larger or smaller bites. I cut mine into small and thin slices.
    cutting apples for salad
  • Then, slice the onion thinly.
    cutting onions for salad
  • Add both to a bowl and add a dash of salt.
  • Squeeze the juice of a lemon on top.
    adding lemon juice to apple salad
  • Drizzle some Belmorso EVOO.
    dressing apple salad with Belmorso EVOO
  • Top with the red currants.
  • If you want, you can also add parsley, better if fresh. Refrigerate until it's time to serve it.
    chicken wings honey and garlic


The side salad makes 2 portions, but feel free to it all at once. The entire salad only has 300 calories. These are not included in the calories above.
Keyword chicken wings, garlic, honey


More Chicken Wings Recipes To Try

If you love chicken wings, I am delighted to share with you these other recipes, available on our blog.

  1. Spicy Italian Chicken wings, made with Cannonata
  2. Chicken Wings with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

adding lemon juice on baked Italian chicken wings Cannonata

balsamic barbecue sauce chicken wings with BBQ sauce


Dessert Recipes to Enjoy After Your Wings

All the chicken wings recipes I shared in this post can be enjoyed both in Summer and Winter. However, you’ll probably want to switch up your dessert.

Here’s a list of 3 delicious desserts that go after wings in Summer:

  1. Healthy Tiramisu
  2. Amaretto Gelato with Balsamic Peaches (here)
  3. Cantucci Chocolate Pudding Parfait


tasting healthy tiramisu with yogurt amaretto gelato Italian chocolate pudding parfait


Whereas, these are 3 cosy desserts you’ll love in Winter after your wings:

  1. Torta della Nonna
  2. Italian Banana Bread with EVOO (here)
  3. Easter Cake with Italian Colomba (eat it all year long by just replacing the colomba with a sponge)


delicious slice of banana bread easter colomba glass dessert


I hope you enjoyed this recipe and took with you a lot of inspiration for your chicken wings dinner. Should you have any questions, please leave them in the comment and I will answer them for you.

Thank you for reading.

Author: Alessia


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