Tangy Barbecue Wings Recipe
- 5 pounds chicken wings
- 2-1/2 cups ketchup
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
- 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Using a sharp knife, cut through the two wing joints; discard wing tips. Arrange remaining wing pieces in two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 30 minutes; drain. Turn wings; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until juices run clear.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Drain wings. Place one-third of the chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with one-third of the sauce. Repeat layers twice. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours. Stir before serving. Yield: 2 dozen wings.
1 wing (2 sections): 178 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.
Reviews for Tangy Barbecue Wings
"Since my sons were young I've made wings a number of times for them (who are now both mature adults). This Christmas I made this recipe, and both of them said these were the best tasting ones I've ever made. They were so easy! Two days in advance I baked them in the oven until cooked, as per the recipe, and made the sauce according to the recipe. On Christmas Day I simply put them in the crock pot as instructed. Fabulous recipe, and now a family fav to be sure!"
"I agree with KarenKeefe. It is simple if you just put the whole things into the crockpot and cook it for 8 hours. I do that all the time. It does save your time."
"The recipe is a lot of work for what could be so simple. Cut the wings apart, (pitch out the tips), brown the wing pieces in a deep skillet. Pour a mixture of 1 can of coke and 1/4 cup of ketchup and simmer until the mixture cooks down to a sweet barbeque sauce. (About 25 minutes) It's great with no work. Extremely easy for "tail-gating"."
"I skipped the oven and put these right into the crockpot.. Cooked on low for 8 hours. They came out just right! Great find!"
"I do this with drumsticks instead of wings because they are so much meatier. I put them in my slow cooker on low and when I come they're done. Also you can vary the type of sauce just the way you want, Sometimes I do Teriyaki, BBQ, Thai peanut sauce, Philippine style adobo, etc . I have time in the morning to prep vegetables to go along with the chicken and that makes dinner a quick breeze."
"These are my go to wings from now on!!!! Delish"
"I just made these for a tailgaiting party and they were delicious!! The flavor was perfect!! A keeper for sure!"
"Good recipe, but I felt there was too much vinegar. I ended up adding double the amount of honey along with 1/4 cup brown sugar. I would definitely make these again, but next time would first cut back on the amount of vinegar. I also used regular ketchup, since I wanted a little more mellow taste."
"I tried this recipe after reading the rave reviews. The flavor was good, but we weren't fans of the texture. My boyfriend described them as "mushy." I may try this again, but cook them in the oven instead of the slow cooker for a crispier result."
"This appetizer dish was fabulous. I made this using party chicken wings and followed the recipe as stated. Everyone was chowing them down. They are a little messy to eat, but well worth it. Thanks so much for the great recipe."
"Made these this weekend for my family who had come in from out of town and they were AWESOME! Just the right blend of sweet and hot. Was great with potato salad! Would definitely make these again, in fact I plan to next weekend for the Daytona 500!"
"I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"i HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE BEFORE, AND IT WILL DELITE SO MANY AT THE SUPERBOWL GAME SUNDAY. CAN'T WAIT , IT IS DELICIOUS"
"Going to superbowl party, sounds really Goodgoing to try theseJoanie D"
"My family absolutely loves spicy food and these wings are a definite hit with them. It's a recipe we'll be making many more times and it's a keeper, for sure."
"Love, love this barbeque sauce! Always get compliments when I make these wings! Am never able to find spicy ketchup so I just add tobasco sauce to regular ketchup."
"looking forward to preparing this meal tomorrow"