Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Last Sunday, the Eagles played the Cardinals for a chance to go to Superbowl XLIII. As my husband and I watched the game, we enjoyed some appetizers. One was the ever easy "chips and salsa", requiring only a drive to the grocery store. I also made us a batch of wings. Since I don't really like hot sauce, hot wings are very low on my "to eat" list. I found a recipe for honey BBQ wings on recipezaar and decided these were the wings I would make.

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
adapted from recipezaar.com (additions in italics)


For the wings:
18 chicken wings
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon McCormick Grillmates chicken rub
cooking spray parchment paper

For the Sauce:
1 cup barbecue sauce, preferably Hickory Smoke Flavor
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons hot sauce
4 tablespoons butter smart balance butter spread
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Wash, dry, and season the wings with the salt, garlic, pepper, cayenne, sugar, and paprika. Preheat the oven to 375.

Spray a cookie sheet with a generous spray of cooking spray. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Place the wings in a single layer on the cookie sheet, and place in the oven.

Cook for 35-40 minutes, depending on the size of the wings, turning once.

While they are baking, make the sauce by slowly simmering the sauce ingredients over the lowest heat.

When the wings are done baking, carefully dip them in the sauce, and place them back in the oven for another 5 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling.


There were really great. As always, wings are a bit messy, but they were totally worth it. Even though the game was a bust (maybe next year, Eagles?) the wings were a hit. We've been invited to a Superbowl party next weekend, and I think I might bring these.


  1. I'm a wing fan and these looks awesome!

  2. Wow Melissa, I love how your chicken wing looks so glistening, I can only imagine how delicious they are.

  3. Great variation on typical wings. They look great!