Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings — These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings — These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

Oven Baked BBQ 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. This oven baked wings 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.

The sauce is where it’s at with these baked bbq chicken 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.

For this sauce, 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 or Walmart. I got everything I needed for the recipe at Walmart to keep things easy.

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

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings — These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

What’s in Baked BBQ Chicken Wings? 

To make these oven baked wings, you’ll need: 

How to Bake BBQ Chicken Wings in the Oven

Making bbq wings in the oven is a cinch. First, you’ll need to mix together the pineapple juice, bbq dry rub, and chili garlic sauce. Let the chicken marinate in the sauce for at least 30 minutes, then arrange wings in a flat layer on a foil-lined baking tray. 

Bake the bbq chicken wings until the internal temperature reaches 165F, and the wings are as dark as you like. 

I like to toss my baked bbq chicken wings with a little extra sauce before garnishing with green onion and serving. 

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings — These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

How Long to Bake Chicken Wings? 

If using bone-in, skin-on chicken wings, they’ll need to bake for roughly 35 to 40 minutes. 

Can I Use Boneless Chicken Wings? 

I’m sure you could, but I’ve only made the recipe as written. Using boneless chicken wings may alter the cook time slightly. 

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings — These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

Tips for Making Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Reduce the amount of chili garlic sauce if you’re sensitive to spicy foods. And for even more spice, add extra chili garlic sauce. 

Also note that the spicy bbq sauce thickens up as it stands, so if you have time mix up the sauce and let it stand at room temperature for 1 hour before using.

Lastly, you MUST discard the leftover marinade once you’ve laid the chicken wings on the baking tray. The leftover marinade can’t be eaten since it’s touched raw chicken. 

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

Baked Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

These baked bbq chicken wings are perfect for entertaining, parties, or whenever you’re craving juicy chicken wings. Bonus: you only need 5 ingredients!

Yield: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch of KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub, Original Flavor
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings, skin-on and bone-in
  • 1 green onion, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds for garnishing

Instructions

    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.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 980 Total Fat: 69g Saturated Fat: 25g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 39g Cholesterol: 232mg Sodium: 1483mg Carbohydrates: 40g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 49g

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Loaded Beef Skillet Nachos — EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and LOADED with taco-seasoned ground beef, black beans, corn, cilantro, and lots of CHEESE!! Great for parties, game days, after school snacks, or a cheat night dinner!!

Easy Loaded Chicken Tostadas — Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and packed with so much flavor and texture galore. They’re perfect for parties, snacks, or to break out of your dinner rut! 

Hot Cheesy Corn Dip  — This easy corn dip recipe literally takes five minutes to stir together. It’s great for parties, football, and tailgating! 

Beer and Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sliders — These easy chicken sliders are ready in 25 minutes and are great for Fourth of July, Labor Day, holiday parties, tailgating, and game days.

Spicy Chorizo Queso – No processed cheese in this EASY cheese dip that’s ready in 20 minutes!! Wonderfully spicy thanks to the chorizo! Great appetizer for holiday entertaining, parties, and game days!!

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders — The sliders are a cinch to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. You can doctor them up with cooked bacon, sausage, or your other pizza fixing favorites.

Baked Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard — These baked chicken nuggets are coated in a mixture of Panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan, which makes them extra flavorful and crispy! Dunk them in homemade honey mustard or your dipping sauce of choice.

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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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