Oven BBQ Chicken Wings

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:

Serves eight

32 chicken wings
Olive oil
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.

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.
• Enjoy

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  • I love your recipes that you so much for sharing them. I do have a problem cooking wings and I could use some help from you. I’ve made them about 10 times now and every time I make them in the oven they are never crispy and both my husband and I dont like the final result. I tried your recipe on the weekend and again the same problem, I spread them out really well did everything you said but I’m wondering if maybe it is my sauce that is causing the problem because we like red bull sauce and to cut down the heat we add melted butter to the sauce and mix it and then poor it over the wings just like you did with your own sauce and then I put them back in the oven. Could it be the butter that is causing my wings to not be crispy like yours? What level should they be on in the oven? Should it be in the middle or do you put it on the top setting ? I really need some advice we love wings and we’re tired of restaurant prices for good wings but I can’t seem to get it right even when I deep fry them and then place them in my sauce they lose the crispness that they had before the sauce was added. What do you suggest? thank you.

  • Hi Cheryl!
    My first inclination was to suggest you spread out your wings well but you are! So, that is not the issue. It is possible that your sauce is the culprit here. I am editing a video on stick wings tonight. Maybe you give this sauce a try just to see if this is the problem. I always place my oven rack in the middle at a very high temperature. All ovens are different. Maybe you try to increase your temp a bit and see what happens? Of course, be careful they do not burn. Sometimes when your oil is not really hot and you fry in it your food will come out soggy as well. So, in conclusion, try heating your oven and oil more and try out a different sauce. I hope this helps! Thank you very much for coming by and good luck!
    Mary Ann

  • Made the wings and the sauce this week for a party, and they were a hit. Thank you for the recipes and the video–please keep them coming!

  • Great! I am so happy these worked out for you! Thank you for letting me know! I really appreciate your support! Have a wonderful week!
    Mary Ann

  • Hi!

    I’m attempting this recipe, yet you never mentioned at what degree the oven should be heated. I can’t set my oven to “very hot” as you implied … This would really help

    Thank you

  • Hi Mayra!
    Go ahead and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Thank you and good luck!
    Mary Ann

  • Great recipe and the video on youtube was very helpful too. The wings are in the oven, I hope they’ll be ready soon!

    Greetings from Hungary!

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