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Sweet & Sticky Chicken Wings

Sweet & Sticky Chicken Wings

These sweet & sticky chicken wings are finger-licking delicious. In this recipe, chicken wings are baked until they are fall off the bone, then they are coated with a sweet and tangy barbeque sauce. They’ll make a fantastic appetizer for your next game-watching party. Keep close to the appetizer table; you’ll want to make sure you grab one. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

2-3 lbs. Chicken Wings, drums and flats separated and wing tips removed (about 24-30 wing pieces)

1 tsp. Salt, or to taste

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

Cooking Spray

1½ cup Plain Barbeque Sauce, use your favorite brand

¼ cup Brown Sugar

¼ cup Honey

2 tbsp. Ketchup

1 tsp. Yellow Mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

 

You will also need:

2 large baking sheets and 1 cooling rack

pastry brush

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F

 

Season the chicken wings with the salt, garlic powder and pepper. Set aside.

 

Spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Place the chicken wings, in a single layer, on the baking sheet. Bake them for 30 minutes.

 

Remove the wings from the oven. Line a clean baking sheet with a cooling rack; spray the cooling rack lightly with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken wings, in a single layer, on the cooling rack, skin side up.

 

The cooling rack will elevate the wings and allow air to circulate around them. Bake the chicken wings for 15 minutes.

 

Make the Sweet Sticky BBQ Sauce

Add the barbeque sauce, brown sugar, honey, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce to a saucepan. Heat the barbeque sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid sticking.

 

Simmer the sauce for a few minutes, until the sugar melts and the ingredients are incorporated. Lower the heat to low and keep the sauce warm until ready to use, stirring occasionally.

 

Add about ¾ of the sauce to a bowl, set aside.

 

Remove the wings from the oven. Turn the wings so the paler side is up. Brush them with a generous amount of the BBQ sauce and bake for another 5 minutes.

 

Remove them from the oven, turn each wing and brush abundantly with the sauce. Return the wings to the oven and bake another 5 minutes or so. Remove them from the oven, sauce again and bake another 5 minutes.

 

Arrange the chicken wings on a platter, serve the remaining BBQ sauce on the side or pour it over the wings, if desired.

 

Serve the sweet & sticky chicken wings with lots of napkins and enjoy!

 

Makes 24-30 sweet & sticky chicken wings​

 


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