These oven bbq chicken wings are roasted in a high oven and then smothered in BBQ sauce. Chicken wings are a lot of fun to eat and are fairly easy to make. These are made in the oven and not fried. They are crisp and healthier. You can serve them as an appetizer or a meal.
I like to cut my chicken wings into three parts and keep the flat tips in the freezer for making chicken stock. I find that that tip adds no value to the dish in general as it has no meat to speak of.
I used my homemade BBQ sauce for this recipe but you can certainly use store bought.
Here is what you are going to need for these oven bbq chicken wings:
FOR THE CHICKEN:
32 chicken wings
2 tsp. coarse salt
2 tsp. black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut wing tips off and freeze for future use (they are great for making stock). Place the wings in a roasting pan, in an individual layer. Drizzle the wings with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss them to make sure they are coated well.
Place the pan in the oven and roast the chicken for about 30 minutes. Remove pan form oven and generously cover wings with bbq sauce. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes – until the sauce has caramelized. Serve and enjoy with lots of napkins.
FOR THE SAUCE:
½ cup apple juice
½ cup cider vinegar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons mustard
½ cup molasses
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 cups ketchup
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Salt & pepper
• Place all ingredients except for ketchup, salt and pepper in a heavy pan. Whisk until well blended. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
• Add the ketchup and mix well. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to a soft simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and turns dark – like bottled sauce.
• If preserving for gifts, heat jars per instructions and fill with sauce. If not, cool down completely and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.