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Tangy Barbecue Wings Recipe

Tangy Barbecue Wings Recipe

When I took these savory, slow-cooked appetizers to work, they were gone before I even got a bite! Spicy ketchup, vinegar, molasses and honey blend together in a tangy sauce that makes the wings lip-smacking good. -Sherry Pitzer, Troy, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 3 hours YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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: about 2 dozen wings.
Editor's Note: Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.

Nutritional Facts

1 wing (2 sections) equals 178 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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