Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

These incredible BBQ chicken wings are the perfect game day snack! They are extremely crispy without any frying, all baked in the oven!

I was never much of a chicken wings kind of person until my trip to Sandals Grande Antigua. The pub there had the most incredible chicken wings! The sauce was so rich and the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. And the wings themselves were super crispy, crunchy yet moist. I fell so in love with wings during that trip that we had to order them every night as a late night snack. Ever since we’ve been back, I just couldn’t stop thinking of them and had to try to make some at home. I haven’t been able to nail the sauce itself yet, but I found a way to get the wings just as crispy, moist and delicious (as the ones from Sandals) but without any frying. Because let’s face it frying stuff kind of terrifies me.

How to make BBQ Chicken Wings Baked in the Oven?

So to make BBQ chicken wings in the oven, first you will want to make sure your wings are very dry. Use paper towels and pat any moisture. Preheat oven to to 250F. That’s right we bake the chicken wings low and slow at first to render the fat. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (this helps with clean up, but I was all out at the time) and then top that with oven safe rack. I use 2 cookie cooling racks for this. Spray the racks with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking. Then we start working on the chicken wings. Combine aluminum free baking powder (NOT baking soda) and salt in a small bowl and add to the chicken wings. Stir to coat them all and then place the chicken wings on the oven rack.

Chicken wings on oven safe racks about to go in the oven.

Bake them in the oven for 30 mins.

Slow cooking chicken wings  in the oven at first to render the fat helps to get the skin very crispy.

After that crank up the heat to 425F and let them cook until brown and CRISPY for 40-50 minutes.

very crispy chicken wings coming out of the oven to rest before tossing in bbq sauce

Then just let them cool for 5 mins and toss in your favorite BBQ Sauce. My favorite sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s so delicious!

oven baked chicken wings tossed in BBQ sauce served with ranch. this makes for a delicious game day appetizer that is sure to please
oven baked bbq chicken wings are easy and so delicious! Super crispy.
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Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Extremely Crispy BBQ Chicken Wings Baked in the Oven
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq sauce, chicken wings, crispy chicken wings, oven baked bbq chicken, oven baked wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • your favorite BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place oven safe baking rack on the baking sheet. Spray baking racks with non stick cooking spray.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings with a paper towel.
  • In a bowl combine chicken wings, baking powder and salt.
  • Place chicken wings in single layer on the baking rack.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Keep the wings in the oven and raise the temperature to 425F. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  • Let the chicken wings cool for 5 minutes then toss in your favorite BBQ sauce.

Video

Notes

I used a Party Pack chicken wings so they were already cut up into individual pieces but if you get whole chicken wings make sure you cut them into flats and drumettes.
Make sure you use aluminum free baking powder. Using regular baking powder might result in bitter chicken wings. I was able to find aluminum free baking powder in my local grocery store. 
I used Sweet Baby Ray’s for the BBQ sauce. It is rich and sweet!
Method from: The Cookful

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