Honey Bourbon Wings

Cooking Up Memories
by Cooking Up Memories
20 wings
1 hr

Honey Bourbon Baked Wings start with a smokey BBQ Spice Rub and finish with a sweet bourbon sauce. These wings are sticky, boozy and downright delicious.

My husband and I adore chicken wings. Honey Bourbon Wings with a simple salad make a light, satisfying dinner. Plus, because they are baked, they are easy to make and much healthier than a fried wing.

We make my Oven Baked Hot Wings all the time too. I use the same baking technique on both styles of BBQ Wings and they come out perfect every time. These are our favorite go-to food for the football season!

Recipe details
  • 20  wings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 50 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
BBQ Spice Rub
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Honey Bourbon Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 c Ketchup
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 1/2 c Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
BBQ Spice Rub
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Bourbon Sauce
Add brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, bourbon and garlic to a sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring often.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place rinsed and dried chicken wings in large bowl.
Add olive oil and BBQ Spice Rub to the wings. Mix until wings are well coated.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place chicken wings on baking sheet in a single layer.
Sprinkle with any additional rub mix.
Bake for 20 minutes
Turn each wing and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Dip each wing in the sauce and return to baking sheet.
Bake for an additional 5 – 10 minutes until sauce begins to caramelize and set.
Serve with extra sauce for dipping.
  • Dry wings well before adding the olive oil and BBQ Spice Blend.
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