Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

This is the first chicken wing recipe I’ve ever posted on my blog. After seven years, it’s about time and this one is a keeper.

The recipe is so easy and there’s no frying involved. The wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, game days, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings.

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings - The easiest wings ever because there's NO frying involved!! And they're healthier this way, too! Tender, juicy, with just the right amount of kick!! Perfect for parties and game days!

The sauce is where it’s at with these wings. It coats the wings beautifully and they’re spicy enough but not ridiculously so. I used the new KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub in the Original flavor. It also comes in Sweet Honey and Spicy Habanero.

What’s cool about the product is that you can use it as a dry rub or add liquid to it to create a marinade or BBQ sauce. You can customize the liquids depending on what you’re in the mood for. Try water, juice, soda, beer, or bourbon.

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Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings - The easiest wings ever because there's NO frying involved!! And they're healthier this way, too! Tender, juicy, with just the right amount of kick!! Perfect for parties and game days!

For this sauce, pineapple juice helps temper the spiciness of the chili garlic sauce which adds the heat. Reduce the amount of chili garlic sauce if you’re sensitive to spicy foods. Chili garlic sauce is found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores or Walmart. I got everything I needed for the recipe at Walmart to keep things easy.

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings - The easiest wings ever because there's NO frying involved!! And they're healthier this way, too! Tender, juicy, with just the right amount of kick!! Perfect for parties and game days!

Keep the napkins handy as you dig into the wings. My family loved them so much the whole batch was polished off in minutes.

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings - The easiest wings ever because there's NO frying involved!! And they're healthier this way, too! Tender, juicy, with just the right amount of kick!! Perfect for parties and game days!

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

The recipe is so easy and there’s no frying involved. The wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. The sauce is where it’s at with these wings. It coats the wings beautifully and they’re spicy enough but not ridiculously so. Pineapple juice helps temper the spiciness of the chili garlic sauce which adds the heat. Chili garlic sauce is found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. To a large measuring cup or medium bowl, add the pouch of BBQ Sauce Mix, pineapple juice, chili garlic sauce, and whisk to combine. Tip – The sauce thickens as it stands so if you have time, mix up the sauce and let it stand at room temp for 1 hour before using.
  2. To a large resealable ziptop bag add the chicken wings, 3/4 cup sauce (reserve about 1/3 cup), seal bag, toss chicken around to coat evenly, and place in fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes or longer (overnight) for more flavor. I marinated overnight. Refrigerate reserved marinade.
  3. After marinating, preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with foil (don’t skip lining your baking sheet), remove wings from bag (discard the bag and any marinade in the bag) and arrange wings in a flat layer on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165F, and wings are as dark as you like. Flip once halfway through baking. Watch closely in the final minutes of baking because the marinade is prone to burning.
  5. Place cooked wings in a large bowl, toss with remaining 1/3 cup marinade to coat evenly, garnish with green onions, and serve immediately. Wings are best warm and fresh.

Adapted from Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings

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19 comments on “Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings”

  1. Jon loves wings and I’ve warmed up to them over the past couple of years. We both think these look fantastic and would be fun to make this weekend!

    • If you try them, LMK! Have a great weekend, Paula!

    • These are every bit as good as they look! We’ve done wings in the smoker and on the grill but they always come out best in a hot oven. I love the marinade too–the additions really enhance the flavor. I didn’t want to buy a bottle of pineapple juice so I bought the frozen concentrate and did some math ( and a spoonful of the concentrate with ACV and EVOO made a nice pineapple vinaigrette for the kale). You’re right–this is a keeper!

      • Thanks for trying these right after I posted the recipe, Paula! I didn’t even realize there was frozen concentrate. Well I guess there is? but I’ve never paid attention. I usually buy the 6-pack of 6-ounce cans of pineapple juice. It’s a little pricey to buy that way but they’re great cocktail mixers, too :) You could probably sub with orange juice too in a pinch. Your vinaigrette sounds awesome, too! Glad this is a keeper for you!

  2. Goodness gracious that looks delicious! Great recipe, Averie. PINNED!!

  3. I love that the rub can be turned into a sauce – so smart for when you can’t decide if you want a dry rub or sticky and delicious wings. You could probably even do half and half. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!

  4. That sauce + BOURBON (obviously) on tofu or cauliflower and I would never leave the table!!

  5. Mmmmm delicioso ! Saludos desde Montevideo.

  6. Nice slow cooker recipes, Averie. Thank you.

  7. hey girl this looks so yummy!

  8. Can’t wait to make Baked Spicy Barbecue Wings but would just like to know if I can use boneless chicken breasts instead of wings? Love your site Averie.

    • I’m sure you could use boneless breasts but you’d have to figure out the cooking time to make sure the sauce doesn’t burn before the breasts cook through. I would recommend using thin-sliced or pounded breasts so they cook through in the center before the sauce burns.

  9. was drooling over these, Averie- Need to make this weekend, spicy/sweet and acceptable to make a mess! 

  10. Wings are one of my go to snacks when friends pop by and these just look so saucy and delicious! I absolutely LOVE the flavors in the sauce!

  11. Have you tried orange instead of lemon. I think it will be better with sweet taste.

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