Baked honey barbecue wings are one of our favorite appetizers when we are feeding a crowd.

baked honey barbecue wingsBy seasoning the wings before they bake, they develop an extra depth of flavor before being tossed in the homemade sauce. The wings bake up with a crispy golden texture and the sauce is the perfect mix of a sweet, yet smokey flavor that everyone enjoys.  

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Baked Honey Barbecue Wings Recipe

baked honey barbecue wings
Chicken wings with spices placed on a wire rack ready for the oven

INGREDIENTS:
2-3 lbs. chicken wings
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. garlic powder
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp. butter
1 c. barbecue sauce
1/4 c. honey
2 tsp. hot sauce
Blue Cheese/Ranch Dressing (optional)

baked honey barbecue wings
Homemade honey barbecue sauce made using an adustable measuring cup.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400°F

1. In a large bowl add thawed chicken wings and toss with oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

2. Place a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet and place wings on the rack.

3. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the skin is golden and crispy. Turn wings after 30 minutes.

4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add barbecue sauce, honey, and hot sauce and bring to a simmer. Let thicken, 5-10 minutes, then remove from heat.

baked honey barbecue wings
Baked wings tossed in honey barbecue sauce

5. Remove wings from the oven and heat broiler on low. Transfer baked wings to a bowl and toss with sauce until completely coated.

6. Return the wings to the rack and broil until sauce caramelizes, 3 minutes. **Watch carefully during this process to make sure the wings don’t burn.

Serve with blue cheese/ranch dressing if desired.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Baked Honey Barbecue Wings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • Blue Cheese/Ranch Dressing optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a large bowl add thawed chicken wings and toss with oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Place a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet and place wings on the rack.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the skin is golden and crispy. Turn wings after 30 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add barbecue sauce, honey, and hot sauce and bring to a simmer. Let thicken, 5-10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. Baked wings tossed in honey barbecue sauceRemove wings from the oven and heat broiler on low. Transfer baked wings to a bowl and toss with sauce until completely coated.
  7. Return the wings to the rack and broil until sauce caramelizes, 3 minutes. **Watch carefully during this process to make sure the wings don’t burn.

Recipe Notes

Serve with blue cheese/ranch dressing if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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