Best ever sticky food recipes

Our sticky finger food recipes are great for entertaining. Fall-apart bourbon ribs, Korean-fried chicken and sticky cinnamon buns, check out our finger-lickin recipes

Sticky raspberry-glazed chicken wings

Check out our sticky-sweet chicken wings with raspberry jam glaze and a dash of spicy Tabasco. Cook these wings for an easy snack to feed a crowd.

Sticky Chicken Wings with Raspberry Sauce

Korean fried chicken

This Korean fried chicken (or Jin Chick) is the signature dish at Jinjuu in soho. Served with a fiery gochujang red sauce or black soy sauce and a side of pickled white radish, they’re irresistible and finger-lickin’ good. Buy gochujang from souschef.co.uk.

Steamed pork buns

Sweet, pillowy Hirata buns are popping up on menus all over at the moment. Try this on-trend recipe at home with our step-by-step guide. The secret to steamed buns is adding extra raising agent and double rising, which gives you a pillowy bun to stuff your sticky pork belly into.

Sweet soy aubergine noodles

Ditch the take away menu and grab a pan, these low calorie vegetarian noodles are a quick and easy mid-week meal idea guaranteed to hit the spot. The sweet soy glaze makes the aubergine sticky and moreish.

Sweet Soy Noodle Recipe with Aubergine

Fried aubergine sticks with sumac and honey

Easy aubergine sticks: designed to impress your friends and family as a quick dinner-party starter, or as part of an easy lunch. With a minty yogurt dip, this Mediterranean-inspired recipe with sumac and za’atar just needs a drizzle of honey to finish it off.

Yakitori chicken skewers with miso

This Japanese glaze is ideal for grilled meat, poultry or fish. It is so easy to make – the mix of miso, sugar and mirin makes these healthy chicken skewers deliciously sticky.

Fall-apart bourbon ribs

Few things are more satisfying to eat than tender, sticky ribs. This recipe adds a bourbon kick to the sweet glaze, providing a real depth of flavour. It will be a family favourite.

Chicken hot wings with blue cheese slaw and skinny fries

Chicken wings make the best comfort food. Serve with homemade fries and a quick slaw of white cabbage and red onion and blue cheese – dolcelatte works well.

Korean-style lamb chops with spicy sesame cucumber salad

Try this easy recipe for a Korean bbq at home. Lamb chops marinated in a sweet-sour sauce, then grilled and served with spicy cucumber salad and chilli sauce.

Moroccan chicken wings

These Moroccan chicken wings are made with pomegranate ketchup which is rich in tomato flavour and has a welcome hint of sourness from pomegranate molasses. The molasses creates a sticky glaze for extra indulgence.

Dr Pepper ribs

The caramel and spice flavours of the fizzy Dr Pepper drink add an extra dimension to sticky ribs. A great twist to a BBQ to add a bit of fun.

Cinnamon buns

Sticky and sweet, cinnamon buns are a Scandinavian and North American favourite, served for breakfast or as a satisfying snack. Also known as cinnamon swirls or cinnamon rolls, our step-by-step guide will help you make perfect treats for friends and family.

Mini jam donuts

Mini jam donuts are super cute and such a crowd-pleaser, plus they’re really fun to play lip-licking resisting games. If you love freshly cooked donuts but can’t be doing with deep-frying, this is the recipe for you. Try filling your second batch with Nutella or lemon curd instead of jam.

Apricot and pistachio sticky buns

These apricot and pistachio sticky buns are hard to resist. They’re perfect for a breakfast treat, or with a cup of tea. Make sure you have a napkin handy for sticky fingers!


Pineapple upside down cake

Go retro with this recipe for pineapple upside-down cake with a sticky glazed finish. By roasting the pineapple before baking you lose some of the water and get a neater-looking cake.

pineapple upside down cake