Honey-Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe
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Honey-Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe

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The slightly sweet barbecue flavor in this sauce provides mass appeal...and the need to keep eating more wings! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds whole chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Cut wings into three sections; discard wing tip sections. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, barbecue sauce and honey. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. Add wings a few at a time, and shake to coat.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wings, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Transfer wings to a large bowl; add sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.
Originally published as Honey-Barbecue Chicken Wings in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p60

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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aliciamporsch User ID: 7615629 190429
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Made this for the football game today & they were a hit! We will definitely be making this again. I didn't quite let the sauce boil. I didn't have the sodium free soy sauce so I took out the salt in the flour. I love salty foods and initially I thought it would be too salty but it ended up being terrific. I can't wait to make them again!"

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 190957
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"Delicious...and messy to eat! Never any leftovers."

blhirasc User ID: 894060 176513
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"Wings were very tasty. Family liked them. I agree that the sauce became very dark. I wonder if using the microwave would help?"

Dreax5 User ID: 3890841 107729
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"I gave this recipe 5 stars because it satisfied my husband AND my father. They didn't look like the picture at all, probably due to the bbq sauce I used. They are VERY sticky. I will make these again."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 188092
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"These wings had potential. Unfortunately, boiling and reducing the sauce caused the sugars in the honey to camelize and taste a bit on the burnt side."

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