Make These Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings for Game Day
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These honey BBQ wings are the perfect game-day baked chicken wings.
Love restaurant-style chicken wings?
Chicken wings are one of my family’s favorite appetizers to order at restaurants, and yet they are honestly super simple and money-saving to make at home! These are perfect for snacking on during the big game, and really easy enough to bake any day of the week.
Gooey baked honey BBQ wings are a family FAVE!
My kids never cared for traditional Buffalo wing sauce when they were younger because of the spice level; however, they could always take down a plate of honey BBQ flavor at any time, so it’s a family favorite for sure.
These deliciously sweet and smoky honey BBQ wings are baked to perfection in the oven and the result is a tender chicken wing on the inside and a crispy, sticky sauced texture on the outside. Dip them in some ranch or blue cheese dressing for a fantastic snack or meal.
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Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Wings
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 40 MINUTES
total time: 55 MINUTES
Oven-baked crispy chicken wings with a satisfying sticky honey BBQ sauce.
For the chicken wings:
- 18 chicken wings (raw, thawed)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the sauce:
- 1 cup barbecue sauce, preferably Hickory Smoke Flavor
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoons hot sauce (I love Sriracha sauce!)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Pat the wings dry, and season them with salt, garlic, pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
Spray a cookie sheet or broiler pan with cooking spray.
Place the wings in a single layer on the pan, and place them in the oven.
Cook for 35-40 minutes, depending on the size of the wings, turning once halfway through cooking.
While the wings are baking, make the sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients together.
When the wings are done baking, carefully dip them in the sauce, and place them back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling. That's it, now you can enjoy your perfect honey BBQ wings!
Tips for making fantastic honey BBQ chicken wings:
- For optimum crispness, I recommend baking wings on a cooking rack stacked on top of a baking sheet pan so they crisp up well on both sides and cook evenly. For easy clean-up, use parchment paper.
- I buy a huge bag of frozen chicken wings at Costco and keep them in a deep freezer outside. When we are in the mood for wings, it’s easy to take some out to thaw in the fridge!
- If you’d like a spicy sauce, feel free to add more hot sauce to taste or use a spicy BBQ sauce! Wings are very easy to adapt.
- Crispy chicken wings are also easy to make using the air fryer! Place about 10 of them in the basket in a single layer and cook for around 30 minutes at 370 degrees.
We reserved some of the sauce for dipping, and it was excellent. I hope you enjoy these honey BBQ wings as much as my family does!
These four cheese dips are another tantalizing appetizer to make for game day!
I will be making this can anyone give me a good nachos recipe TIA
You should check into what is called “Trash Can Nachos.” Look this up in your search engine. These are very easy to make. When you empty them out, they are stacked and fun.
I want to make these!!
Anybody know where can I find the baking pan that have grill rack shown in the picture?
Hi Jen I should have mentioned we didn’t have an actual broiler pan so I used a grate pan we had for the outside BBQ on top of a regular cookie sheet–worked fine. Thanks!
Thanks, Lina! Love all your recipes and great pictures 🙂
I’ve been using cooling racks to cook everything on the grill. they are very inexpensive and work great for a whole spatchcock chicken and chicken parts.
Oh smart! Thanks for sharing Jim!
I use the double size cake cooling rack on my baking sheet. Have used this for years to oven fry things.
I just did my first batch of wings last week I had to watch a youtube video on how to dissect the wings properly..i had found pks of Tyson raw wings HALF OFF. at my local Dollar General Supermarket and couldn’t resist..we had 8lbs of wings for less than 7 bucks 🙂 I am going to try this recipe too Thanks!
I love how you put pictures with your recipes and explain step by step the process. Your recipes are wonderful, can’t wait to try this. I just purchased drumsticks because my kids won’t eat wings – this recipes will be perfect, I’m going to add it to my superbowl menu. So far I think my whole menu has been planned with your recipes! Hope we get to see you in video’s someday soon!! 🙂
Oh thanks! Have a great weekend!
GO HAWKS =)
Maybe next year 🐏
Jen, we don’t eat spicy. What should I change so that my kids can eat these too? TIA!
Just omit hot sauce 🙂
these look NUMMY!
the pictures you take make them look like they could be in a magazine like taste of home
Aw thanks Tracy!
My cheater/lean recipe for “wings” (which also works for kids who don’t do well with the skin & bones): Chop up some chicken breast and brown it in a pan with a little oil. Remove from the pan and toss with a mixture of hot sauce & BBQ sauce — whatever kinds you have; even take-out packets will do. I love these chicken nuggets hot or cold, especially on a salad with dressing that would work as a wings dip, like blue cheese or ranch.
I try this recipes, and believe me!!! This is THE best chicken wings recipes ever, so crispy, sweet and spicy, enjoy with a bottle of red wine (EXP Syrah)… Wonderful!!!
Thanks! Yes I know my hubby requests this often! The kids too 🙂
This recipe was dope. Great job! I had everyone salivating over these wings. I made it twice this week 😄 thanks!!
Hooray! Our favorite wings! 🙂
Hey! Did you place rhe chicken wings directly on the rack with foil underneath it?
I have a wire tray that i put on top of baking sheet so the bottoms grt cooked evenly. You could use foil as well. Thanks
I have always wanted to make wings but was afraid. Not any more! This was easy, had everything but the wings at the house and my husband who is not a big wing eater has requested them again. Thanks for the recipe it is a winner! Not too spicy, a little crispy, nice little heat, but not too much and even I can do it. First time wing maker, but it won’t be my last!
That’s great news! Yes I agree super easy and my family requests often too 🙂 thanks for coming back to comment.
Can’t wait to make these!:)
Instead of baking, can i fry the wings naked without flour?
Yes you can! You can do it outside and your house won’t smell like nasty baked wings. Seriously. baking wings is one of the most awful smells there is!
Yes! I have a cheapo electric skillet I do fries or anything fried in oil in that outside on the deck when I can. In MN it’s been too cold to keep the oil temp up so we open the windows… hate the smell of fried food and it just hangs in the air but it is yummy!!!
Can I use this recipe for an outdoor BBQ??
I made these tonight and they were a big hit for us! I used drumsticks (all I had) and used the sriracha suggestion, my picky son says, “where did you get these mom?! We need more of these!” 🙂
Oh that is great news!!
Made these for tailgating. Baked them at home and finished them off on the grill. They were a big hit. Everyone kept asking “who made the wings”.
How great! Thanks for sharing Cassy!
can I make these ahead of time and freeze them?
I made these tonight and everyone loved them…definitely will be making them again very soon.
I was looking for sauce with the chicken wings and it was perfect .thanks
Could you use just a regular cookie sheet you think? Going to try these for our Christmas Eve appetizers. Thanks!
Yes I have done that as well- thanks
I tried these. SO GOOD!!! Im very picky and these just turned out amazing! Have some in the oven again already.. Cant wait! Yum!
That’s great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I made a mistake I put the wings in the sauce forgot to bake them first aw but I am glad I have more wings frozen will do it the right way
Thank you so much for the recipe. It turned out awesome.
That’s great news! Thanks Monika
Went today got all my ingredients and will be making these for tomorrow’s game!
DAMM that’s awsome
and the smell
love it all
Love these!! I’ve made these twice before & have them in the oven again. I’ve just started making them with chicken drums so they’re more economical & more of a meal. Can’t wait for supper:)
thank you for sharing. I made it for a work potluck and they loved it & shared your recipe
Great news! Thanks for sharing! 😀
I’m making the recipe now. It coming along. Yum !
I tried the wing recipe when I came home today and the wings were fabulous!! Followed the instructions and the wings were great. The wings were crisp and the honey barbeque flavor was outstanding!! We go to wing places for convenience….take a little time at home and cook them yourself. Much better!! Thank you for the recipe!!!
Thanks for sharing Paula! 😀
Today will be my third time making these wings, they are the best! I follow the recipe to the letter and the come out perfect every time! This is my go to wing recipe, I absolutely love it!
I love hearing that! Thanks Loretta for sharing. 😀
Hi. Is that 18 whole wings or 18 wings already cut??????
I use the cut variety with both drumettes and wings. They usually come already cut frozen in a bag.
Hi 18 whole wings or 18 already cut?????
I tried it and they were great.
Thanks for your feedback!! 😀
I was making this sauce for BBQ breasts, but found I was out of honey and the cayenne had gone bad. So I substituted brown sugar for the honey, and left out the cayenne pepper. I’m telling you, it was the best bbq chicken I have ever eaten.
These are awesome…. first off I have been making them for 2 years now and have yet to comment in this thread. As I am waiting to baste them with the BBQ sauce right now I thought what a great time to comment! First off, the rub can be used on ribs also, bone in chicken on the grill etc. BUT the BBQ sauce is top notch. Again, is super versatile! Love this recipe. Easy, delicious, and takes literally zero time! Enjoy!
I just did this with boneless skinless chicken thighs and it’s Amazing!!!!
Very wise. Thanks for this.
Excited to try your chicken wings tonight for our New Year’s Eve get together.
Question-I would like to make them ahead of time, how do they stay in the crockpot? Thank you
Hello by turning once during the baking time.. Do you mean in the middle of the baking time you turn the wings to the other side that was upside down?
Yes and great question!
Silly question, I’ve clicked on “cookbook” to add quite a few of your recipes to but can’t find where my “cookbook” is stored, lol, what do I click on to find it. Thank you
Great question, Brenda! Hover over to the top right of the page where your profile is. There you will see a drop down menu pop up that includes your “cookbook”. Hope that helps!
Yay, found it, thank you!
Oh good! You’re welcome!
Can you make them in an air fryer?
Yes absolutely- try 370 degrees for 30 minutes or until desired crispness – also may have to do a couple batches depending on size of air fryer 👍
Can you make these in an instant pot?
I’ve never personally tried instant pot wings! I’m sure you can cook then throw on the grill or in oven to crisp. If anyone has tried please share! 🤗
Yum. I am going to try it with chicken breasts or tenders. They guys won’t eat wings or drumsticks because there isn’t enough meat on them. LOL besides my challanged brother won’t eat meat with bones. LOL
oh I bet they will be yummy – enjoy! Thanks for stopping by Pat!
I made them last night. They were awesome. A big hit at our house. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Yay I’m so glad – thanks for sharing Pat!
We’re going to try these tonight. I’m sure they will be amazing as all your recipes are!!
I have made these twice and are delicious but messy
I put the spices in a gallon bag and put half the wings in and shake it up to coat and repeat with another batch of spices
I have made these twice and are delicious but messy
Hi Lina! About how many pounds wings is this? Also, I don’t keep ketchup in the house, will it be fine without?