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Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings Recipe

I had a bag of chicken wings in my freezer and decided that I would try something new . . . these Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings ended up being a huge hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best chicken wing recipe, Easy Appetizer Recipe, Perfect summer dinner, Slow cooker chicken wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 540kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray


  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • black pepper
  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • fresh cilantro
  • sesame seeds


  • In a sauce pan add the honey, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha and season to taste with black pepper. Bring the mix to a boil, then lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes (until the sugars have dissolved and the sauce is beginning to thicken). Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Spray the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray and place the chicken inside. Pour the sauce over the chicken and move the chicken around a bit with tongs so that it is completely coated with sauce. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours, flipping chicken a couple of times during the cooking process.
  • Once finished cooking, remove the chicken pieces and place on a plate. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water, then pour into the crock pot with the leftover sauce. Mix together well, place chicken back into the slow cooker, and let cook for about 10 minutes (or until the sauce starts to thicken up*). Just before serving, sprinkle with torn cilantro leaves and sesame seeds.


*If you want to speed up this process, pour the sauce into a saucepan and cook on the stovetop for just a couple of minutes, until the sauce thickens.


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg