These roasted chicken wings are super easy to make and a great appetizer. We will make a rub for them and then finish them with a BBQ sauce. Delish!
I am using drumettes for this recipe — the thicker part of the wing. However, you can use the whole wing if you like. I cut the wings in three and keep the flat part and the tip for making broth. If you are using a whole wing I would encourage you to separate it into three parts before cooking it.
As always, when you are roasting food you want to make sure that you do not pile up the food in the pan. Place it in a single layer.
Chicken needs to be cooked completely through before you eat it. Eating raw chicken can be bad for your health so please make sure that these are completely cooked before you serve them. Every oven is different and these could take a little longer in yours.
This is what you are going to need for these delicious roasted chicken wings with BBQ sauce:
Serves four to six
20 chicken wing drumettes
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. salt
1 ½ cups BBQ sauce of your choice
Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings. I am using drumettes for this recipe but you can use whole wings if you prefer. I would encourage you to cut them into three parts.
Place the wings in a roasting pan without piling them up.
Place the sugar, paprika, cumin, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a bowl. Mix it well.
Generously rub the wings on both sides with the mixed spices and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Heat your oven to 400 F (200 C) while the wings are sitting.
Place the roasting pan into the oven and cook the wings for 20 minutes. Remove them and generously slather both sides with BBQ sauce. Return the pan to the oven and roast for another 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and slather the wings again. Return them to the oven for another 10 minutes or until they are completely cooked through. Every oven is different and you do not want to eat raw chicken.
Turn you oven to broil and broil the wings for a few minutes. Remove them from the oven and enjoy them with some extra BBQ sauce.