Easy Homemade Spicy Chicken Wings with Ranch Dip











Discover the perfect blend of spice and sweetness with our Easy Homemade Spicy Chicken Wings paired with a creamy Ranch Dip. A recipe that promises flavor in every bite, perfect for any gathering.


Step 1: Prep & Marinate Chicken

Start your wing adventure by marinating the chicken wing drummettes. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken with taco seasoning and brown sugar, making sure each piece is well-coated. This blend of spices and sweetness will lay the flavorful foundation for our wings. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two; this marinating time is crucial for the flavors to penetrate the meat deeply, resulting in wings that are bursting with taste.
Pro Tip: For an extra depth of flavor, marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 2: Bake The Chicken Wings

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Layout the marinated chicken wings on a parchment-lined baking sheet, ensuring they're spread out so they don't touch. This spacing allows each wing to bake evenly and become perfectly crisp. If you're doubling the recipe, simply use two pans to accommodate all the wings. Bake for 35 minutes until they're golden and sizzling. This step transforms your marinated chicken into the savory, mouth-watering wings we all love.
Pro Tip: Using parchment paper makes cleanup a breeze and prevents sticking.

Step 3: Glaze The Chicken Wings

While your wings are baking, prepare the glaze. In a large bowl, mix honey and Tabasco sauce (adjust the quantities based on your preference for sweetness and heat). Once your wings are done, toss them in this honey-Tabasco glaze until they're generously coated. Here's where the wings take on a delightful sticky, spicy coating that's absolutely irresistible. If the wings are too hot to handle, wait a few minutes or use two spoons to ensure they're evenly coated.
Pro Tip: Add the glaze while the wings are still warm to help it stick better.

Step 4: Prepare the 'Ranch' Dip

To complement your spicy chicken wings, let's whip up a quick 'Ranch' dip. In a small mixing bowl, combine chive and garlic vegan cream cheese with coconut yogurt until smooth. This dairy-free dip is a creamy, tangy accompaniment that perfectly balances the heat of the wings. Chill the dip until you're ready to serve to keep it fresh and cool.
Pro Tip: Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.

Step 5: Serve & Enjoy

Arrange your beautifully glazed chicken wings on a platter, serve with the chilled 'Ranch' dip on the side, and don't forget a side of crisp celery sticks for that added crunch and freshness. Whether it's game day, a family get-together, or just a treat for yourself, these spicy chicken wings with Ranch dip are sure to be a hit. Enjoy the flavorsome, spicy bites balanced with the cool, tangy dip.
Pro Tip: Garnish with extra chives for a pop of color and flavor.