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Easy Baked Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

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


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! 



  • 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


  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.


  • 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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