Easy Baked Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

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Easy Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings – baked instead of fried these classic bbq chicken wings are crispy, tender and smothered in a sweet spicy BBQ Sauce! They will be gone in seconds and make the perfect game day recipe!

If you’re making these baked chicken wings then you also need to make my top rated Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings and my Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings. They are a staple at our house during football season!

baked sweet and spicy bbq chicken wings in a basket with green onions

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

It’s that time of year ya’ll. This week we have all the fantasy football draft parties and next weekend is opening weekend! I know it’s probably funny/weird that I look forward to this time of year. But I think it’s somewhat nostalgic to me. I grew up watching the Packers. Every Sunday afternoon we’d rush back from church, change into our comfy clothes, make ham sandwiches and watch football all day. I would cuddle with my dad and watch my mom yell at the tv and tell the refs they had it all wrong.

It’s family time. I think that’s part of the reason I love this time of year. Well, that and typically the weather gets cooler (although it’s never guaranteed in Texas) AND the game day food is on point. You can’t go wrong with nachos, loaded sweet potatoes fries or chicken wings.

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I don’t mean to brag, but I make the BEST chicken wings around. Like, for real.

Everyone that comes over to house for game day raves about the texture of my wings, because they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus all of my sauces are the bomb and always take the wings over the top! Chicken Wings are some of the TOP searched recipes on my site, specifically my Garlic Parmesan Wings!

So, I guess what I’m saying is. If you’re going to make your own wings you NEED to use my recipe! It’s killer!

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How do you clean Chicken Wings?

I highly recommend buying fresh chicken wings over frozen. They don’t tend to dry out. The best way to clean fresh chicken wings is to rinse them off with water once you remove them from the package and pat them dry with a paper towel. Drying them off helps ensure that anything you put on them will stick to the skin.

How to make BBQ Chicken Wings in the oven Crispy?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add chicken to a large bowl. Pat chicken dry. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of canola oil and 1 tablespoon of Smoky Chipotle Spice Rub. Toss to coat all the chicken.Place chicken on a wire rack lined baking sheet. (if you don’t have a wire rack, use parchment paper)
  3. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the chicken after 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the Broiler on to HIGH. Place chicken under broiler for 8-10 minutes, until browned.
  5. Remove chicken from oven. Place in a large bowl, pour the Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce over the chicken wings and toss. Serve

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The BBQ Sauce for these Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings is homemade! I used Stubbs BBQ Sauce as my base and then added in a little honey for sweetness, smoked paprika for smokiness and sriracha for some heat. After all these are Sweet & SPICY wings. Plus, I’m of the opinion that Sriracha makes all things better. You’re absolutely going to love it.

Now that you’ve got the most bomb Crispy Baked Chicken Wing Recipe ever I cannot wait to hear what you think! You are definitely armed and dangerous when it comes to game day. Just make sure you have napkins around, these wings are saucy!

Bon Appetit friends!

What goes with BBQ Chicken Wings?

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Easy Baked Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 40-50 wings 1x
  • Category: Chicken, Gluten Free, Appetizer, Kid Friendly, Holiday, Low Carb
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings – baked instead of fried these classic bbq chicken wings are crispy, tender and smothered in a sweet spicy BBQ Sauce! 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Dry Rub:

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups favorite BBQ sauce (I used Stubbs)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add chicken to a large bowl. Pat chicken dry.
  3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of canola oil and 1 tablespoon of Smoky Chipotle Spice Rub. Toss to coat all the chicken.
  4. Place chicken on a wire rack lined baking sheet. (if you don’t have a wire rack, use parchment paper)
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the chicken after 20 minutes.
  6. Turn the Broiler on to HIGH.
  7. Place chicken under broiler for 8-10 minutes, until browned.
  8. In the meantime, heat a medium sauce pan to medium heat. Add BBQ sauce, honey, dijon mustard, smoked paprika and sriracha sauce. Stir and bring to a simmer, let simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  9. Remove chicken from oven. Place in a large bowl, pour the Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce over the chicken wings. Using a pair of tongs, toss the wings to coat all of them with the sauce.
  10. Serve.
  11. Optional: add chopped green onions for garnish.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 wings + sauce
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 367 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 153 mg

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