Easy 3-ingredient healthy chicken wings with herbs and honey! Make these for game day!

Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

Did I ever tell you about the epic Buffalo Wing Binge of 2008? It was before this blog’s time, but there was a substantial stint in my latter days when roughly 60% of what I ate was dripping in buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing. Don’t tell me…you went through the same thing? Apparently 2008 was the Year of the Buffalo Wing for us all.

And since we’re on the topic, how did Buffalo Wings get their name? Last I heard, buffalo don’t have wings. And crap man, if they did, they’d be uuuuuge! So why, “Buffalo?”

^^^Okay, I just googled it.

As the story goes, Buffalo wings were first served at a bar in Buffalo, New York in the 1960’s or 1970’s, who the heck knows, it was all a blur and tens of people who lived in Buffalo during that period laid claim to having been the inventor. So as it turns out, we all would have been less confused these last several decades had the wings originated in Minneapolis…or Austin…or Philadelphia…or anywhere but a city named after an animal.


The Super Bowl is fastly approaching and guess what? We need all the wings we can get.

Healthy-ish ones. You know…cause we’ve got alcohol calories to consume.

 Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

Let’s face it, appetizers are the best dang part about the whole Super Bowl (considering the 49ers aren’t playing), so I figured I’d whip up a super easy and fool-proof chicken wing recipe. All’s you need is 3 ingredients, folks! Of course you can whip up a delicious dipping sauce to go with the wings if you’d like (such as my mayo-free green goddess dressing! So zesty, herb-y and fresh!), but the wings are plenty flavorful on their own. 


Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

This easy 3-ingredient appetizer recipe requires only chicken wings, Italian-style seasoning, and honey. I simply stuck my raw chicken wings in a bowl, tossed in the herb blend, and baked them in the oven. I then drizzled honey on the crispy wings, because: yum. If you like your food on the salty side, you can sprinkle a little sea salt on the wings prior to eating them, but I thought they were fine as is!

Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

Reno Wings #forthewin!

Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey

5 from 1 vote
The easiest chicken wing recipe that is sweet and savory for perfectly crispy appetizer for serving guests.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings: 2 pounds chicken wings


  • 2 pounds frozen chicken wings thawed
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning*
  • Honey to taste for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl and add the Italian seasoning. Use your hands to toss the wings and seasoning together until all the wings are coated (this may need to be done in batches depending on the size of your bowl).
  • Place the wings on a large non-stick baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through (Note: mine were in the oven for 22 minutes on the dot).
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with honey.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free recipes, gut healthy recipes, healthy
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. I have a good friend from Buffalo, and I tried to track the origins of the appetizer by asking him so many questions about it. He DOESN’T have the story straight either!! I can’t tell you how much I’m loving that these wings are made with THREE ingredients only!!

    1. Ha! The mystery wing. No one agrees on where Buffalo wings came from, but we all agree they’re delicious. Cheers to eating allthewings on Sunday! 😀

  2. My high school wing days were drenched in spicy sweet sauce, a small bowl of ranch and a handful of carrots and celery sticks which were eaten when I couldn’t eat anymore wings. Thanks for taking me down that awesome memory lane. And on to grown-up wings!

    1. Oh yes, ranch dressing was how things got et back in high school. If there was any salad eating in my latter days, it was doused in the ranch. Cheers to better habits now that we’re older, wiser, and have calories to count <- kidding. not kidding. 😉

  3. This recipe sounds delicious. I’m a big fan of the few ingredient wings…not the wing recipes that have something like 10 ingredients. They’re wings for crying out loud..keep it simple. 🙂

  4. Yum! I love how simple these are, and seeing as I’m not a football fan, appetizers are definitely the best part of Superbowl!

    1. Preach! This year’s all about the appys, booze, and friends. Not super into the two teams that are playing, ha!

  5. You know, I did always wonder where the “buffalo” came from. I was totally going through a buffalo chicken pizza phase in 2008, so I think that counts!