Perfect Guinness Wings – An Immensely Mouth-Watering Treat

Hello there fellow foodies! Today, I am thrilled to share with you my recipe for Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings – a dish that’s perfect for any occasion, but especially fitting for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! These wings are crispy, sticky, and bursting with flavor – the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Let me tell you, these wings are a crowd-pleaser. Every time I serve them up at a party or gathering, they disappear almost immediately. There’s just something about that sticky Guinness glaze that makes them irresistible!

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment, you can have a plate full of delicious wings ready to go in under an hour. Whether you’re an experienced cook or someone who’s just starting out in the kitchen, I promise that you can make this recipe with ease.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some chicken wings, a bottle of Guinness, and let’s get cooking! I guarantee that this Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings Recipe will become one of your go-to dishes for all your future gatherings and parties.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings
Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings

You’ll love this sticky Guinness chicken wings recipe because it’s the perfect combination of sweet, savory and stout. The rich and robust flavor of the Guinness beer serves as the perfect marinade for these juicy chicken wings. They are mouth-watering, finger-licking good!

This recipe is perfect for celebrations such as St. Patrick’s Day or any party where finger food is a must-have. These wings will be the star of your party with their golden brown, sticky glaze that is made with brown sugar, smoky barbecue sauce, and apple cider vinegar.

Not only do these wings taste incredible, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. You can prepare them in advance and simply bake them in the oven when your guests arrive. Whip up a batch of these sticky Guinness chicken wings and watch your guests come back for seconds, thirds and maybe even fourths!

Additionally, this recipe is versatile and can easily be adjusted to suit your tastes. If you like it spicier, add some hot sauce or buffalo sauce for a fiery kick. You can also substitute chicken wings for chicken tenders or even chicken thighs – this recipe works great with any cut of chicken!

Lastly, this recipe is budget-friendly and uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The prep time is minimal which allows you more time to focus on entertaining your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen all night.

In conclusion, you’ll love this sticky Guinness chicken wings recipe because it’s an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser that is packed with flavor, versatility and budget-friendliness!

Ingredient List

“Get ready for a flavor explosion with our Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings!”

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s go over the ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 kg chicken wings, trimmed at tip and cut at wing joint, around 10-12 wings
  • 10 shallots, peeled and pounded into a fine paste in a pestle and mortar
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons light soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark soya sauce
  • 1 cup Guinness stout beer
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbs oil (for frying)

These ingredients should be easily found in any local grocery store. If you have trouble finding Guinness stout beer, you can substitute it with any dark beer of your choice. And if you want to add a bit of heat to your wings, try adding some buffalo sauce or hot chili flakes.

With all your ingredients ready, it should be easy to make this delicious food that will impress your guests at any party!

The Recipe How-To

“These wings are perfect for game day or any festive occasion!”

Here is how “Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings Recipe” should be made:

Step 1: Prep the Chicken Wings

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Trim the tips of 1 kg of chicken wings and cut them at the joint into two parts, creating 20 pieces.

Step 2: Make the Marinade

In a large mixing bowl, combine 10 shallots, peeled and pounded into a fine paste with a pestle and mortar, 2 tablespoons of black peppercorns, 1/4 cup of light soya sauce, 1/4 cup of dark soya sauce, and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. Mix well and leave it to marinate for about 15 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare the Sticky Guinness Glaze

In a separate mixing bowl, combine everything except the Guinness: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of smoky barbecue sauce, and 2 teaspoons of buffalo sauce. Mix well and set it aside.

Pour 1 cup of Guinness beer into a deep pan or wok over high heat. Bring it to a boil and let it reduce slightly for about 5 minutes until it becomes a thick syrup.

Add the prepared marinade into the wok with the reduced beer syrup. Stir well and cook over medium heat.

Step 4: Bake the Chicken Wings

Brush each piece of chicken wing generously with sticky Guinness glaze on both sides. Place them on a greased baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until browned around edges for about 35-40 minutes.

Remove from oven and let wings rest for about 5-10 minutes. This will let the sauce stick onto the chicken wings creating a sweet and sticky glaze.

Your delicious “Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings Recipe” is now ready to serve!

Substitutions and Variations

“Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand for these messy but delicious wings!”

The great thing about this sticky Guinness chicken wings recipe is its versatility. While it’s delicious as written, there are a few substitutions and variations you can try to mix things up.

Firstly, if you prefer something less sweet, you could use regular soy sauce instead of the light and dark combination. This will give the dish a more savory kick.

If you’re not a fan of shallots, you can try using onions instead. They’ll still provide a flavorful base for the marinade.

For those who prefer spicier chicken wings, you can add buffalo sauce or hot sauce into the mix. Alternatively, you can serve the wings with a side of spicy dipping sauce.

If you’re looking to make the dish a bit healthier, you can use chicken tenders or thighs instead of wings. Baking them in the oven rather than deep-frying them would also cut down on calories while still giving you that sticky Guinness coating.

Lastly, if you want to stick to the St. Patrick’s Day theme but don’t like beer, replace the Guinness with apple cider for a tangy twist.

Whatever substitution or variation you go for, make sure to follow the recipe steps closely to ensure tender and juicy chicken with a sweet and sticky glaze.

Serving and Pairing

“The combination of sweet and savory flavors will have your taste buds singing!”

Sticky Guinness chicken wings make for a fantastic addition to any party menu. You can serve them as a main course or as an appetizer, making your guests wonder what else is in store for them.

If you’re looking for a more traditional approach, try pairing the sticky Guinness chicken wings with some Irish-inspired sides. Roasted potatoes, cabbage slaw, and Irish soda bread are fantastic choices to bring out the best in these chicken wings. You could also serve them with a side of green beans or a Caesar salad for a more classic pairing.

Looking for something more unconventional? Consider serving these wings with a fruit platter or mini tacos to add an exciting twist to your party menu. The sweet and spicy flavor of the sauce pairs well with fresh apple slices or guacamole.

For those who love heat, you could offer a variety of hot sauce options on the side, such as buffalo sauce, habanero sauce, or even ghost pepper sauce for an extra kick. This will allow your guests to customize their wings’ spice levels while keeping the sweet and tangy flavor of the Guinness glaze.

Finally, consider serving these wings with cold beer to enhance their flavor even further. An ice-cold pint of Guinness would pair perfectly with these wings, highlighting the unique flavor of Ireland’s most famous export.

Overall, there are so many ways to pair and serve sticky Guinness chicken wings. Get creative and experiment with different side dishes and drinks until you find the perfect combination that suits your tastes and impresses your guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“This recipe is easy to follow and always a crowd-pleaser!”

One of the best things about this Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later. If you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day party or any other gathering, this feature can be extremely helpful.

To make the wings ahead of time, simply follow the instructions in the “The Recipe How-To” section up until step 4. Once your chicken wings are marinated and ready to go, place them in a covered container and refrigerate them until you’re ready to cook them. When you’re ready to serve, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the chicken wings for 30 to 40 minutes or until they’re fully cooked.

If you have leftover chicken wings, make sure to store them properly to prevent them from going to waste. After they’ve cooled down, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze them for up to two months.

When it comes time to reheat your leftover wings, there are several methods you can use. The quickest way is to put them in the microwave for a minute or two until they’re heated through. However, for best results, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the chicken wings for 10-15 minutes or until they’re heated through.

Make sure to avoid overcooking your chicken wings as it will make them dry and tough. Stick with these simple reheating methods and you’ll have perfectly cooked Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings every time!

Tips for Perfect Results

“These wings are coated in a sticky sauce that you’ll want to lick off your fingers!”

When it comes to sticky Guinness chicken wings, getting that perfect balance of sweetness and savory can be a challenge. But with a few tips and tricks, you can take your chicken wings from ordinary to extraordinary. In this section, I will share with you some tips for perfect results that will elevate the flavor and texture of your sticky Guinness chicken wings.

Firstly, make sure to let the wings rest after cooking them. Once they are done cooking in the oven, remove them from the heat source and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. As a result, your chicken wings will be more tender and juicy when you sink your teeth into them.

Secondly, when you are preparing the sauce for your sticky Guinness chicken wings, use a fine paste for the shallots. Pounding the shallots until they are finely minced releases more flavor and aroma from them. You can use a pestle and mortar or chop them up very finely with a knife.

Next, don’t forget to preheat your oven before baking your chicken wings. Preheating ensures that your oven is at the right temperature before you start cooking. This helps to create crispy skin on your chicken wings while keeping the meat juicy.

Another tip for perfect results is to use a deep pan or wok to fry your chicken wings if you prefer a crispier texture rather than baking them in an oven. Coat the wings with cornflour or rice flour before frying as this helps bind together any moisture that escapes during cooking.

Lastly, keep an eye on your brown sugar mixture as it cooks, so it doesn’t burn. Burnt sugar can quickly spoil the taste of your sauce; therefore, you must continuously stir so that all elements cook evenly and at an optimal temperature.

By following these tips and tricks, you can achieve perfectly cooked sticky Guinness chicken wings every time. So go ahead and impress your family and friends by serving up these delicious wings that pack a flavorful punch.


Now that you know how to make a perfect batch of sticky Guinness chicken wings, you may have some questions regarding the recipe. In this section, I’ll answer some of the commonly asked questions to help you avoid any confusion and achieve the best results possible. So, let’s dive into some FAQs!

What makes the sauce stick to the chicken wings?

According to Sidoti, achieving the perfect saucy wings requires proper flour coating. To ensure the sauce sticks to the chicken, it’s crucial to fully dredge each wing in a dry mixture or flour before tossing it in your chosen sauce. This coating will not only create an even distribution of the sauce but also intensify its flavor.

How do you get juicy wings?

When it comes to preparing chicken wings, my go-to method is smoking them on indirect heat. All you have to do is place the wings on the grill and let the smoke work its magic. This results in the meat becoming incredibly tender and juicy, while still maintaining its structure. Additionally, for those who prefer a crispy skin, the wings can easily be finished off in the broiler for a few minutes.

How does Gordon Ramsay make chicken wings?

To add flavor to the wings, sprinkle garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt over them, and mix well. Next, heat oil in a large oven-proof saute pan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is heated, add the seasoned wings and butter. Let them cook for a bit until they get crispy, then flip them over to cook the other side.

How long to let wings rest before saucing?

After cooking the wings, it’s essential to give them a short break to settle down and become tender. Allowing the juices to redistribute within the meat is crucial and this can be achieved by letting the wings rest. This can be done by putting them on a plate and leaving them for about 5-10 minutes.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings recipe is a must-try for any party host or home chef looking to impress their guests with a mouth-watering and hearty dish. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors from the brown sugar, smoky barbecue sauce, and Guinness beer, makes this dish unique and irresistible.

With easy-to-follow instructions and adaptable variations, you can make this recipe your own by adding your personal touch. It’s a perfect crowd-pleaser that can be served as an appetizer or the main course.

So whether it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or just a regular Saturday evening gathering, these wings are sure to be a hit. And when your friends ask for this recipe, now you know where to direct them. Give it a try and see why it ranks among the best Guinness glazed chicken wings recipes out there!

Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings

Sticky Guinness Chicken Wings Recipe

This is based on my grandmother's recipe for Pot Roasted Chicken, a sort of fusion dish. It has a definite bite from the pepper and Guinness and is not for the fainthearted *wink* If you prefer something gentler, use half Guiness and half water. The original dish is a mixture of Asian and Western ingredients and cooking methods. This is my lazy version, which was inspired by Buffalo Chicken Wings. It's good with white or buttered rice or pasta or as finger food when you're having drinks.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 portions
Calories 1036.8 kcal


  • 1 kg chicken wings, trim off tip and cut through each wing at the joint
  • 10 shallots, peeled and pounded to a fine paste in a pestle and mortar
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons dark soya sauce (not the sweet variety)
  • 1 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 320 ml Guinness stout


  • Combine everything except for Guinness in a large bowl and mix well. Leave to marinate about 15 minutes. Drain off marinade and reserve.
  • Heat 4 tbs oil in a wok or deep pan till smoking hot. Add chicken and stir over high heat till browned. Pour in reserved marinade and continue stirring till sticky. Keep heat high.
  • Pour in Guinness and bring to the boil. Lower heat and simmer till liquid evaporates and chicken is cooked through and coated with thick and sticky gravy, but not falling off bones. Stir, scraping bottom and sides often to prevent sticking and scorching.
  • Serve on it's own or with rice, pasta or mashed potato.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1328gCalories: 1036.8kcalCarbohydrates: 48.6gProtein: 52.6gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 11.2gCholesterol: 192.5mgSodium: 1129.6mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4.5g
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