Sweet and Spicy Wings on a wooden cutting board

Gluten-Free Sweet & Spicy Wings

Tomorrow is a big day here in the U.S. A very official, very big football game that starts with Super and ends with Bowl. (Here at Gluten Free & More, we avoid using the official name of the game – first it was because we heard the NFL takes copyright enforcement very, very seriously and we didn’t quite understand when we can and can’t use it in our magazine – at this point we just stick with calling it the Big Game and now it’s just kind of funny to try to figure out other ways we can refer to the game without saying the words with the initials S.B.)

Anyways … here in Florida we are happy that our beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing this year! Woo hoo! With big football games comes big appetites, and that’s where this delicious Sweet & Spicy Wings recipe comes into play.

If you need to whip up a dish that’s delicious, easy, quick, and affordable, you really can’t beat these wings. You make the marinade, toss the wings in them, let sit for at least 20 minutes while you prep other food or clean your house or take a walk around the neighborhood or catch up with us on social media (hint hint), and then you pop them in the oven and in 30 minutes or so you’ve got yourself sweet and spicy wings that everyone will enjoy!

What I love about these is that they are allergy-friendly – not only are they gluten-free (of course) but they are also nut-free but still have that Thai flair I was going for. That’s thanks to the use of SunButter – a nut-free sunflower seed spread. If you want to make these soy-free you can swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos.

Let’s go Bucs!

Check out more of my gluten-free nut-free SunButter recipes.

Sweet and Spicy Wings on a wooden cutting board with lime wedges

5 from 2 votes
Sweet and Spicy Wings on a wooden cutting board
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Gluten-Free Sweet & Spicy Wings Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Thai
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • ½ cup SunButter
  • cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce , depending on spice level you prefer
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges , optional for serving


  • Cut the wings into 3 parts (drum, flat, and tip) and save the tips for making chicken stock (they freeze well).
  • In a large bowl combine the SunButter, honey, oil, tamari, vinegar, and chili garlic sauce. Stir well so everything is fully combined. Add the wings, toss to coat, and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. (You can also marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.)
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Transfer the wings to two ungreased 9 by 13 baking dishes in single layers. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the juices in the wings run clear. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Sweet & Spicy Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 455mg19%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chicken Football Spicy SunButter Super Bowl Sweet Thai Wings
  1. Eveline McNeil
    February 7, 2021

    What can I use for garlic chili sauce?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      February 8, 2021

      Chili garlic sauce is its own unique thing, but you could try using something like Sriracha hot sauce. Maybe add a little bit of crushed garlic too.

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