Baked Chicken Wings for Cinco de Mayo

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Red, white and green piñata? Check. Mariachi band? Check. Salsa bar ingredients? Check, check. Olé olé! You’ve got the fixings for a fabulous Cinco de Mayo fiesta, but your spread needs these spicy chicken wings. Instead of conventional hot sauce, these mouthwatering wings are baked with honey, nutritional yeast and a bunch of zesty herbs and spices. Hold onto your sombreros and get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana.

Baked, zesty chicken wings on wooden board #cincodemayo

Baked Cinco de Mayo Chicken Wings

Serves 3-6


24 organic and free range chicken wings
1 cup nutritional yeast
¼ cup coconut oil or tigernut oil
½ cup honey (or maple syrup)
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. parsley
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except for chicken wings. Mix until well combined.
  3. Grease a baking dish with coconut oil. Place chicken wings in dish and pour half of the sauce over top of wings.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and add remaining sauce to wings. Bake for an additional 10 minutes before serving.