Cranberry Hot Wings

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Cook: 2 hours


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
Chicken wings get special treatment from cranberry sauce, a little citrus and a touch of hot sauce in this no-fuss recipe. The wings are a tangy way to heat up a winter night. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
Cranberry Hot Wings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • Blue cheese salad dressing and celery sticks


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes or until cranberry sauce is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, cut wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections. Place wings on a greased broiler pan. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally.
  3. Transfer wings to slow cooker; toss to coat. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until tender. Serve with dressing and celery.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 chicken wing (calculated without salad dressing and celery) equals 196 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.