Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
My girls and I often ask my husband to make his famous chicken wings. They’re sweet yet spicy, and we love ’em. —Dona Hoffman, Addison, Illinois


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Cut each chicken wing into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 8 minutes or until golden brown and juices run clear, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the syrup, hot sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Combine water and cornstarch; stir into sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Place wings in a large bowl; pour sauce over wings and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 140 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.