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Barbecue Chicken Wings

These awesome, game-day, barbecue chicken wings take traditional bottled barbecue sauce and kicks it up a level.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, Chicken Wings


Spice Rub

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 20 chicken wings or drumettes


  • 1 cup BBQ sauce of choice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire
  • 1 Tbs butter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a ziptop bag, combine flour, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Add wings to the bag, and shake to coat.
  • Once coated, place the floured wings on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Shake off any excess flour before if needed.
  • Make sure wings are in a single layer, with some room between each, then bake for 45 minutes.
  • Flip wings halfway through 45 minute bake time.
  • Meanwhile, combine BBQ sauce of choice with honey, Worcestershire, and butter in a large bowl and set aside.
  • At 45 minutes, check wings, cook until skin is crispy and golden brown.
  • Then remove from oven, and place in the bowl with BBQ sauce mixture. Stir to coat the wings evenly.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F .
  • Place the coated wings back onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and caramelized.
  • Enjoy!