Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

June 22, 2019

These Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges are phenomenal. They come jam-packed with flavor and starts off as crispy baked sweet potato wedges which are generously dressed in a tasty Honey Chili sauce. The perfect summer appetizer or a great side dish option for BBQs and Cookouts. Vegan option available.

Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

OK, so this recipe is a MUST share. When I made it, I immediately grabbed a few of these wedges straight from the skillet as a way to taste the outcome.

Obviously, I didn’t need a few to test it out, but they’re that good and I couldn’t help myself. Haha.

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know how much I love sharing Sweet Potato recipes.

Honestly, I’ve been a Sweet Potato lover for such a LONG time. When it came to specifics—-let’s say, pie; I always enjoy Sweet Potato Pie more than Pumpkin Pie.

However, we do have some really great Sweet Potato recipes which I recommend checking out!

For instance, this Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta w/ Kale + Spinach is the perfect way to enjoy a good plate of creamy pasta much like the classic Alfredo version, without the dairy and cheese and of course with the amazing texture of Pappardelle noddles.

Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

These Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls + Maple Pecan Glaze are something right out of a sweet treat magazine.

They are fluffy, soft, thick, sweet, and surely does just melt in your mouth with every bite. Not being your typical Cinnamon Roll, this recipe is topped with a mouth-watering Maple Pecan Glaze that will leave you ‘Cinnamon Roll obsessed’.

Definitely not your average vegan sweet treat, but 100% homemade and filled with pure goodness!

These Vegan Sweet Potato Sheet Pan ‘Nachos’ are guaranteed to be a show-stopper! Topped with your favorite toppings over homemade sweet potato fries, this recipe is super easy and is one, two, three, done! 

Of course, if you’re anything like me then you have no limits in terms of the time of day to indulge in a bit of sweet potato flavor. If that’s you, then these Thick + Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes are the perfect option. They are healthy, dairy-free, and are the perfect way to kick-start your day. 

For a more creative approach, you can try these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats or Loaded Spinach, Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Sweet Potato Boats, which are perfect on any given day.

OK, I can go on and on with these Sweet Potato recipes, BUT I’m sure that you can catch my drift. Sweet Potatoes are my thing and you can find some great ideas by browsing through our Sweet Potato Archives.

Now, before we dig into the steps of this recipe, can we talk about the sauce for a moment? Usually, I enjoy a nice balance of flavor and sometimes that means putting two polar opposites together to form an awesome taste buds experience.

If you’re into Asian flavors then this Sweet + Spicy sauce will be a to die for kind of experience. Even if you aren’t, I recommend giving this one a try.

Firstly, as you may have already guessed—I’m a girl who loves flavor (blame the Southern in me!) so seasoning is a MUST!

That means that this sauce doesn’t just have a sweet and spicy flavor, but these wedges are well seasoned also.

Granted, you can always go ‘light’ on the seasoning if it isn’t your thing, but if you don’t have a preference, then I do hope that you try these ‘as is’.

 

Oh and since Sweet Potatoes are the topic of conversation when it comes to the recipe, DID YOU KNOW that they are really great at:

  • Improving digestion

They actually contain more fiber than regular potatoes! Who knew? Plus, they are good sources of magnesium, which is what helps aid them in being a great facilitator in digestion.

  • Boost Your Immune System

Since they are rich in beta-carotone (a major antioxidant), they are awesome at defending your body from a wide variety of issues. In addition, they contain other great antioxidants which include: Vitamin C and B-complex, iron, and phosphorous.

  • Treat Stomach Ulcers

Yes, that’s right! Sweet Potatoes are great at soothing the stomach and intestines. The previous listed vitamins that help to boost your immune system also are great at curing stomach ulcers.

Plus, the roughage in sweet potatoes help to combat constipation and acid formation, which both help to reduce the chances of ulcers.

  • Other Benefits: They help to treat inflammations, promote weight gain, treat bronchitis,  reduce arthritis pain, and more.
Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Rinse thoroughly and pat dry each sweet potato and cut lengthways into halves and then in halves lengthways again, and then one last time. You should have about 6-8 pieces of wedges (for each potato) when done. Repeat this step for all potatoes until done.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, smoked paprika, dried parsley, red pepper flakes, arrowroot starch and extra virgin olive oil, whisking everything together until well combined.

Now, add sweet potato wedges and seasoning mixture to a large bowl and massage seasoning unto potatoes thoroughly using both hands.

Add the well-seasoned sweet potato wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading them out evenly to avoid under-cooking and bake for 35-40 minutes. **NOTE: Be sure to toss them to their opposite sides halfway through to ensure crispiness on both sides.**

Once done, remove wedges from oven and set aside. Make your sauce.

For Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Sauce:

Heat 2 Tbsps of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and add chopped garlic, stirring until fragrant (just a few seconds).

Add seasonings in with the garlic and stir until combined. Now, add vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, and honey, stirring until well combined.

Mix together the arrowroot starch with water until it becomes “milk-like” in appearance and fully dissolved. Add mixture to skillet and stir until everything thickens and becomes “sticky-like”.

Add the sweet potato wedges and gently toss them in the sauce until fully covered. **NOTE: I used ‘tongs’ to make things easier and to avoid breakage of the wedges.**

Once coated, remove from heat and serve immediately in prepared plates. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

Bon Appetite!

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Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges
Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Wedges

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients

For Sweet Potato Wedges:

  • 2-3 Medium organic Sweet Potatoes (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes (Can reduce to 1 tsp if you're not a fan of spice)
  • 3 Tbsps arrowroot starch (See Notes!)
  • 3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil  (See Notes!)

For Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil  (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce (I used the GF + Low Sodium version)
  • 3 Tbsps honey (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/4 cup warm water + 2 Tbsps arrowroot starch
  • 3 Tbsps sesame seeds, garnish

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse thoroughly and pat dry each sweet potato and cut lengthways into halves and then in halves lengthways again, and then one last time. You should have about 6-8 pieces of wedges (for each potato) when done. Repeat this step for all potatoes until done.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, smoked paprika, dried parsley, red pepper flakes, arrowroot starch and extra virgin olive oil, whisking everything together until well combined.
  • Now, add sweet potato wedges and seasoning mixture to a large bowl and massage seasoning unto potatoes thoroughly using both hands.
  • Add the well-seasoned sweet potato wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading them out evenly to avoid under-cooking and bake for 35-40 minutes. **NOTE: Be sure to toss them to their opposite sides halfway through to ensure crispiness on both sides.**
  • Once done, remove wedges from oven and set aside. Make your sauce.

For Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili Sauce:

  • Heat 2 Tbsps of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and add chopped garlic, stirring until fragrant (just a few seconds).
  • Add seasonings in with the garlic and stir until combined. Now, add vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, and honey, stirring until well combined.
  • Mix together the arrowroot starch with water until it becomes "milk-like" in appearance and fully dissolved. Add mixture to skillet and stir until everything thickens and becomes "sticky-like".
  • Add the sweet potato wedges and gently toss them in the sauce until fully covered. **NOTE: I used 'tongs' to make things easier and to avoid breakage of the wedges.**
  • Once coated, remove from heat and serve immediately in prepared plates. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

OIL: You can always use Grapeseed oil instead of Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a great alternative.
HONEY: If making it Vegan, you can use pure maple syrup as a substitute.
STARCH: Instead of Arrowroot, you can also use regular starch or all-purpose flour as well. Same measurements.
WEDGES: If you aren’t a real fan of sweet potatoes, you can also use regular russet potatoes for this recipe. It tastes just as great!
STORAGE: Best if eaten the same day, however, leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat in oven when ready to consume.
 
 
 
 

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  1. Wow, these are delicious! I was hungry and impatient and didn’t want to wait to bake them, so I air fried them! That sauce!!! It goes so well with the sweet potatoes. Great recipe!

  2. These sweet potato wedges look amazing! I can imagine how flavourful they are! Love the honey and chili sauce too! Going to make these super soon!

  3. Oh yaaaaaas hunty!!! This is right on time for the 4th of July holiday!!! A perfect side for whatever come off the grill. Honey with sweet potatoes is always magical!

  4. These are definitely not your average sweet potato wedges – I can see that there is so much flavor in these. I am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but I can definitely see myself loving these!

  5. In the recipe you said to add ketchup but it is not listed in the ingredients? What is the correct measurement of ketchup?

  6. Oh wow these look amazing!! I love sweet potatoes and try and eat them at least once a week. They make the best wedges/fries too! I’m definitely trying this flavour combo!