The Ultimate Jamaican Sweet And Sticky Chicken Wings

The Ultimate Jamaican Sweet And Sticky Chicken Wings

Today I wanted to do something a bit different. I have been craving food from my homeland of Jamaica and have been making A LOT of it. I decided to share with you guys my favourite, fast and amazingly delicious recipe for the ultimate Jamaican sweet and sticky chicken wings

“You can say anything to a man with a full stomach.” Jamaican Proverb

The Ultimate Jamaican Sweet And Sticky Chicken Wings

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Before we begin, I wanted to talk to you guys a little bit about my dad. My father is a strong, capable chef who has worked in a number of amazing restaurants across Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

The Ultimate Jamaican Sticky chicken Wings Recipe- My Dad My Hero

My Dad, My Hero

He makes me so proud and consistently encourages me to be better than I was the day before. He taught me to cook as a little girl and always encouraged me to try new things. Most of the recipes that I can now cook on my own, I owe to him always pushing me to get creative and mix it up.

Food is a big part of the Jamaican culture. I am truly excited to be able to share this delicious Jamaican sweet and sticky chicken wings recipe with you. If you love a good quick and yummy meal, this is the meal for you.



Jamaican Sweet & Sticky Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This is a recipe I learned from my dad when I was a child growing in Jamaica. I have made my own tweaks over the years to make it even more sticky and delicious! These wings are quick to prepare, taste fantastic and are great for any party or event.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 3 people
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (You can adjust for sweetness level)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I used low sodium for this)
  • 2 packs chicken wings (Each pack should have about 5 or so)
  • 1 tbsp Jamaican jerk seasoning (You can find this on Amazon)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme (Oregano can be used as a substitute)
  1. Take your chicken and add it to a bowl. Add your jerk seasoning, salt, pepper and thyme to the chicken and properly coat everything. Set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, sugar, honey and soy sauce. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Line your baking pan with foil and add the chicken. Pour your mixture from step two into the baking pan.
    chicken combined with sauce for the sweet and sticky chicken wings
  5. Put your chicken into your preheated oven. Cover the chicken for the first 20 minutes. For the last 20 minutes remove the cover so that the chicken wings can get crispy and golden brown
    Jamaican sweet and sticky wings recipe
  6. Remove chicken from oven and let it cool. You can also sprinkle some parsley over top. Serve alone or with rice and vegetables. ENJOY
    sweet and sticky chicken second angle
Recipe Notes





You can purchase Jamaican Jerk Seasoning from Amazon here. Trust me, it makes such a difference with this dish and so many other dishes. It is well worth the purchase. I have used it in soups, with beef and other meats and it is AMAZING!

If you do not have Jamaican jerk seasoning or cannot find it, feel free to use whatever peppers you would like as substitute.

If you’d like to make it from scratch, however, you can find similar recipes here or here.

I hope you enjoyed my recipe for the ultimate Jamaican sweet and sticky chicken wings! Please be sure to check out this post on How To Make A Yummy Broccoli Bow Tie Pasta or these tips for How To Build Your Confidence The Right Way.

Also, let me know. What are your favourite recipes to make when you’re homesick? Do you have any favourite chicken wing recipes? I love reading your comments and hearing your thoughts so please comment down below. Please also like and share this post and sign up so you never miss a thing!

Until next time. Peace, love and prayers.


Jamaican Sweet And Sticky Chicken Wings

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  1. March 1, 2018 / 8:51 AM

    Oh now this looks like a delicious recipe, I have to admit I do love chicken wings and they sound so tasty made this way!

  2. March 1, 2018 / 9:25 AM

    You had me at chicken wings. These looks so yummy and it’s making me craving for some right now. I like easy to follow recipe so I might try making this. Thanks!

    • March 1, 2018 / 10:33 AM

      Please try it out!! I loved making it every single time because it is so darn easy!

  3. March 1, 2018 / 10:59 AM

    Your chicken looks amazing! I love authentic recipes. That’s so cool that you learned to cook from your dad. Thanks for passing on his recipe.

  4. March 1, 2018 / 12:59 PM

    I love Jamaican food and this looks delicious! I’ll have to try out your recipe some time!

    • March 1, 2018 / 1:48 PM

      Please do!! I would love for you to experience the yummy goodness 🙂

  5. Emma Steve
    March 1, 2018 / 6:50 PM

    This look delicious! I will definitely try this soon.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Emma Steve
    March 1, 2018 / 7:23 PM

    These chicken wings look so yummy! Thanks for passing on your father’s recipe.

  7. March 1, 2018 / 7:24 PM

    There is nothing better than food that reminds you of home. So happy to see that you’ve shared one of your favorite dishes! Thanks for the recipe, it’s packed with flavor and I can’t wait to try it.

    • March 2, 2018 / 10:12 AM

      Yay! Glad to hear that. It always makes me happy

  8. March 1, 2018 / 7:34 PM

    I’ve been cooking at lot of recipes from home lately as well. There’s really nothing like it. A little taste of home to remind you of the good things in life. I really appreciate this recipe, it’s something that my boys will love.

    • March 1, 2018 / 7:51 PM

      Aww that is so sweet to hear. I hope you and your boys enjoy it

  9. March 1, 2018 / 8:59 PM

    It would be a challenge for me to try out your recipe. Although I love baking, cooking is not my passion. But I would love to give a try to your recipe!

    • March 2, 2018 / 10:12 AM

      Trust me, they take no time at all. Even if you don’t like to cook you can still do this

  10. March 1, 2018 / 10:07 PM

    Yum this looks super tasty! I would love to try them out!!

  11. March 1, 2018 / 10:27 PM

    Oh my gosh, yum. These sound incredible. I need to make them one day. I’ve never made my own chicken wings, I tend to buy them! But these look easy enough for me.

    • March 2, 2018 / 10:10 AM

      Trust me, they are super easy yet so darn yummy!

  12. March 1, 2018 / 11:31 PM

    They look soooo good! My family loves wings! I can’t wait to make them this weekend!

  13. March 2, 2018 / 12:40 AM

    Your recipe sounds delicious. My husband and daughter are crazy for chicken wings! I’ll have to make them a batch and see what they think.

    • March 2, 2018 / 10:06 AM

      Yes that sounds great. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  14. Alice
    March 2, 2018 / 2:15 AM

    Wow! Your pictures made my mouth water. I’m sure I’m going to try it out asap!

  15. March 2, 2018 / 2:38 AM

    I am not into chicken but these do look great. The ingredients are bound to give a lovely flavor. Scrumptious pics!

  16. March 2, 2018 / 3:57 AM

    Nice to meet another jamaican blogger The recipe reminds me of lollipop chicken ever tried it before?

  17. March 2, 2018 / 4:38 AM

    I love that you get to learn to cook from your dad. That’s the coolest. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  18. March 2, 2018 / 5:27 AM

    It is so endearing that you have shared the love and pride in your father. These chicken wings look so delicious. Would love to try them.

  19. March 2, 2018 / 9:42 AM

    Yummy overload – I ‘ll try this recipe at home! I must buy Jaimacan Sauce to get the exact taste. Thanks for sharing!

    • March 2, 2018 / 10:14 AM

      You’re welcome! There is a fantastic link to amazon and you can buy it from there.

  20. March 2, 2018 / 11:17 AM

    You know what, you really can never go wrong with Jamaican chicken. I never actually tried a sweet variation though, I always had been obsessed with the jerk. Can’t wait to try these!!

  21. Kiwi
    March 2, 2018 / 12:49 PM

    I love Caribbean food. I would love to try this chicken and the sticky wing sauce for it.

  22. March 2, 2018 / 12:56 PM

    Oh these look so yummy. I think I will definitely try these out

  23. March 2, 2018 / 4:39 PM

    Oh I love sticky chicken wings and these just sound delicious!

  24. March 2, 2018 / 4:40 PM

    These sound delicious! My family is Jamaican and I couldn’t agree more about food being a huge part of the culture.

  25. Yocana Talaia
    March 2, 2018 / 6:00 PM

    I love chicken wings. This looks so yummy the recipe looks easy to follow.

  26. March 2, 2018 / 6:38 PM

    The ultimate Jamaican sweet and sticky chicken wings sounds so good! I think my other half would love it.

  27. Eunika Brown
    March 2, 2018 / 7:30 PM

    Do I have to use soy sauce? I love this recipe and wings, but I don’t like soy sauce.

    • March 3, 2018 / 8:21 PM

      You can try it without the soy sauce. The taste will be a bit different though

  28. March 2, 2018 / 9:54 PM

    This recipe sounds so yummy! I didn’t try the Jamaican cuisine before but I did hear that it’s delicious, especially because it combines sweetness into the dishes. I’d love to try this recipe.

  29. kim
    March 2, 2018 / 11:05 PM

    These look so fabulous! I can’t wait to make them for my family!

  30. March 2, 2018 / 11:36 PM

    now u got me craving for this! i love this flavor and cant wait to try!

  31. Shaily
    March 3, 2018 / 1:02 AM

    Wow! It looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m definitely going to try my hands on it it this weekend. I love experimenting with food and trying the authentic dishes from around the world.

  32. March 3, 2018 / 2:30 AM

    I pinned this recipe it looked so good. I hope I get a chance to make it soon. Too bad the seasoning has to be ordered. Maybe I can find something in the store.

    • March 3, 2018 / 8:16 PM

      You can make the seasoning by yourself as well. There are two links for recipes

  33. March 3, 2018 / 3:38 AM

    This looks so amazing! I am pining this so I can make it later 🙂

  34. March 3, 2018 / 6:55 AM

    I am a huge fan of sweet chicken wings. This recipe will be a great finger food platter when I host a gathering. The kids will definitely love this.

  35. March 3, 2018 / 7:48 AM

    These look delish. OMG I must try these. My hubby loves Jamaican food…especially wings.

  36. March 3, 2018 / 1:38 PM

    Those chicken wings sound really yummy! And they don’t seem too difficult to make either! Both pluses in my book! 🙂

  37. March 3, 2018 / 2:23 PM

    I haven’t tried Jamaican food but your pictures are too tempting! Definitely on my radar now 🙂

    • March 3, 2018 / 8:11 PM

      You should definitely make them. You’ll love it

  38. Lynn
    March 3, 2018 / 5:58 PM

    This is great and easy. I wish I had an oven I would definitely try. Is there a way to do it with out the oven?

    • March 3, 2018 / 8:10 PM

      You can make them on the store. Fry the chicken with a bit of butter. Make the sauce and cook the chicken in it til done

  39. March 3, 2018 / 6:28 PM

    This is the third food post I’ve seen today, you guys are really out there making me hungry! Haha
    I love chicken, will definitely give this a go!

    • March 3, 2018 / 8:09 PM

      Lol sorry about that. Go ahead and make them. They’re great

  40. Rosey
    March 3, 2018 / 8:36 PM

    Sounds like a great recipe to make this weekend when my grown kids come home to celebrate a birthday! Loved reading the kudos to your dad!

  41. March 3, 2018 / 8:44 PM

    Oh, that looks great tasty. I was just hungry watching him. I will have to try this recipe. I suppose they will be very tasty with a glass of cold beer.

  42. March 3, 2018 / 11:06 PM

    Looks easy to make and I have all the ingredients in the kitchen except for the Jamaican Jerk seasoning. I hope I’ll find in the international section of the grocery. I’m on a diet and just had salad for dinner and you made me hungry!

  43. March 3, 2018 / 11:38 PM

    Mmmm! I do love me some wings but haven’t had some good ones in awhile. I just need to take them into my kitchen and make THIS recipe! 🙂 Forget dining out for them!

  44. Jessica T
    March 4, 2018 / 2:09 AM

    Wow I think my husband would really love these. I am not a fan of the chicken wing but he could eat them for days. I will have to try this recipe myself!

  45. March 4, 2018 / 2:12 AM

    omg i love anything jamaican that i have tried. i will have to make these in the next few weeks in my meal preps!

  46. March 4, 2018 / 4:18 AM

    These looks super delicious! I have to try them, they seem like a great “weekend” dish. Thanks for the new recipe!

  47. March 4, 2018 / 6:55 AM

    To be honest I’m not the biggest fan of chicken wings but yours looks delicious. I will need to try them!

    • March 6, 2018 / 12:54 PM

      Please do. You can use other parts of the chicken as well for this recipe

  48. March 4, 2018 / 7:55 AM

    I just want to say a big thank you for sharing this recipe with us, because I’m definitely going to try it out.

    • March 6, 2018 / 12:54 PM

      You are so welcome sweetie. I hope you love it like I do

  49. March 4, 2018 / 10:38 AM

    Omg this chicken looks delish! Need to make this asap

  50. March 4, 2018 / 2:35 PM

    These look like such delicious wings here. I know I would love to try them out sometime. I have made wings at home but they had premade sauce on them. I would love to try this out. It both looks and sounds delicious.

  51. March 4, 2018 / 2:51 PM

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing all the tips and ingredients. You rock buddy!

  52. March 4, 2018 / 9:49 PM

    This sounds amazing! I was actually telling one of my friends how much I’ve been craving wings lately, so I may just have to try this recipe sometime this week! Also, I love the close relationship you have with your dad!

    • March 6, 2018 / 11:00 AM

      You are going to love it!! Thank you. He means so much to me 🙂

  53. Jackie
    March 4, 2018 / 10:42 PM

    This looks so good. I am going to have to try this recipe!

  54. March 4, 2018 / 11:05 PM

    Those wings look good! Especially if they can get a little crispy in the oven too. Definitely going to give them a try!

  55. March 5, 2018 / 1:59 AM

    These sound wonderful! I love that you included the shout out to your dad and how he has inspired you! It’s so nice when we can continue the traditions and passions of family members!

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:32 AM

      Thank you! My parents mean the most to me and I would be nothing without their love and sacrifices

  56. March 5, 2018 / 8:43 AM

    Oh my yummy yum yum these sound delish! I have to make them!

    • March 5, 2018 / 1:40 PM

      Please do and feel free to let me know what you think

  57. March 5, 2018 / 12:11 PM

    My husband is crazy about chicken wings, and he loves Jerk flavoring and other Jamaican food, so I showed him this recipe, as something new and different, and of course he wants me to make it now! Thanks for sharing!!!

  58. March 5, 2018 / 12:16 PM

    These wings look absolutely delicious. And we love wings in my house, so I’m saving this recipe for later.

  59. March 5, 2018 / 9:31 PM

    Wow! Those wings look simply amazing. I can taste the flavor before I even having one in my presence. Thanks for sharing!

  60. March 5, 2018 / 10:27 PM

    My husband loves chicken wings. He will definitely love this meal anytime.

  61. Carrie Pinkard
    March 6, 2018 / 5:47 AM

    These look awesome!! I love wings, will have to use this recipe next time.

  62. March 6, 2018 / 11:15 AM

    My husband would love these chicken wings. He enjoys foods like this one that call for flavorful and juicy seasonings.

    • March 15, 2018 / 7:12 PM

      Oh that’s great! You should totally make this for him

  63. March 6, 2018 / 12:36 PM

    Me and my boyfriend are both veggies, but he LOVES this style of flavoring. Maybe I can surprise him by marinading some tofu in this recipe!

  64. Shubhada Bhide
    March 6, 2018 / 3:01 PM

    Oh. my goodness!! These Jamaican sweet sticky chicken wings make my mouth-watery. It looks really delicious. I bet my hubby would really love this recipe.

    • March 10, 2018 / 12:15 PM

      Go ahead, make them and experience their yummy goodness

  65. March 7, 2018 / 3:39 AM

    Wow! This looks delicious! It’s so sweet that you got your cooking skills from your dad, so sweet! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely be trying this!

    • March 8, 2018 / 9:41 PM

      Please do. I really appreciate everything I learned from my dad 🙂

  66. Melissa
    March 8, 2018 / 1:53 AM

    Wow! These look amazing! My husband is a huge fan of chicken wings, so I will have to try this out!

  67. March 11, 2018 / 7:45 AM

    This looks amazing Dee 🙂 Totally gonna try it… thanks for sharing 🙂

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