I feel that bbq chicken wings are a staple recipe in most households. At some point you are going to have to cook bbq chicken wings, whether it is for a party, football game, or a potluck. Thankfully, it turns out, they aren’t really that hard to cook, and they are a win with most kids. My go-to recipe is a Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe. This bbq chicken wing recipe is a combination dry rub of garlic, chili, salt, brown sugar, pepper, and onion powder and a honey bbq sauce.
Why baked? Thank you for asking, it is because it is easier that way.
Would the grill taste better? Probably.
Would frying have crispier skin? Probably.
Would that be a whole lot of hassle that would end up with me ordering takeout wings. Um…YES.
I have an affinity for BBQ chicken wings, because just like fried rice, spaghetti, and Japanese curry, they are all cooking recipes that I started off with. The good thing about making chicken wings in the oven is consistency. And if you are a beginning cook, you are going to appreciate consistency. Once you get a feel for the timing of your oven, the guesswork is not necessary.
Tips for cooking Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
- Buy Wingettes not Wings – They are smaller, don’t have the extra piece on the end that is hard to eat, and they are easier to eat.
- Sweet Baby Rays – I’m all about the sweet baby rays bbq sauce, so I’m biased here. If you haven’t tried their sauce I recommend the Honey BBQ (obviously) or the Original flavor.
- Foil and oil – Put foil on your pan, and a little bit of oil on the foil. Then you won’t be trying to get bbq sauce out of your pan.
What to eat with BBQ Chicken Wings
- Celery and ranch – Like two peas in a pod, you want something light and crunchy. Celery does the trick nicely, that’s why the pizza restaurants serve celery with their wings.
- Shredded lettuce and dressing – If you don’t have celery, and want something quicker, then shredded lettuce is good. If you go pre-washed, then you don’t even have to cut it or wash it.
- More wings, more better – 5 wings per person is a good way to start. If you have a ton of chicken leftovers that is ok.
If you are good with the taste of these wings, then Tastes Better From Scratch has good Instant Pot Pork Ribs recipe that is amazing. Her ribs recipe is my go-to, and this wing recipe was adapted from her recipe.
If you want more chicken recipes that have a more Asian taste then you can find them at this section.
Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
- Baking pan
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1 tsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Brown sugar
- 2 lbs Chicken wingettes
- 2 cups Honey BBQ sauce
- Get Ingredients
- Mix Garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt, brown sugar, and pepper together to make your dry rub.
- Put the dry rub all over the chicken wingettes on both sides.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Put foil on a baking pan, and rub a little bit of vegetable oil on the foil so your wings won't be sticking.
- Put the wings on the baking pan, and put in the oven for 15 minutes.
- At the 15 minute mark, take out the pan from the oven and flip the wings over. Put them back in for 10 more minutes.
- When the 10 minutes is over take the wings out. Then put the oven onto broil. This should get it up to about 500 degrees. At this point you are going to put the Honey bbq sauce all over the wings. Make sure to rub in the bbq sauce with a brush or spatula.
- Put the wings back in for 5 minutes. Then take out the wings and flip over. Now put honey bbq sauce all over the other side of the wings.
- Put the wings back in for 5 more minutes. After the 5 minutes is up, you are completed!