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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

 Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings
The meat literally falls off the bones of these wings! Spice lovers will get a kick out of the big sprinkling of red pepper flakes. —Sue Bayless, Prior Lake, Minnesota
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut wings into three sections; discard wing tip sections. Place
  • chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the
  • remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken; stir until coated. Cover
  • and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  • Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer