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Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken Wings Recipe

Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken Wings Recipe

This slow cooker recipe is perfect for parties. Put the wings in before you prepare for the party, and in a few hours, you'll have wonderful appetizers! —Ida Tuey, Kokomo, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours YIELD:32 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken wingettes (about 30)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • Sesame seeds, optional


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with a dash of salt and pepper. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, liquid smoke if desired and remaining salt; pour over wings. Toss to coat.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled fully-cooked wings in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat wings in a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan in a preheated 325° oven until heated through, covering if necessary to prevent browning. Serve as directed. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken wing equals 116 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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