Crock Pot Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings



  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, halved at joint and wingtips removed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • sesame seeds, optional


  • Place ginger, garlic, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a food processor and pulse until a paste is formed.
  • Place chicken wings and paste in crock pot and toss to coat.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Use slotted spoon to remove wings and place them in a large bowl lined with paper towels. Discard liquid in crock pot.
  • Let wings cool 20 minutes or you can refrigerate them up to 24 hours.
  • Place oven rack in lower-middle of oven. It should be 10 to 12 inches from the heating element. Turn oven to BROIL.
  • Set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and spray rack with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together water, tomato paste, remaining 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Pour half of sauce in bowl with chicken wings and gently toss to coat. Place wings skin side up on prepared rack.
  • Broil until wings are lightly charred, about 10 to 15 minutes. Flip wings over and brush with sauce. Broil 3 minutes. Flip and brush with sauce one more time and broil 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.