Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
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
Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Ranch dressing and celery stalks, optional


  1. Cut wings into 3 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 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear. If desired, serve with ranch dressing and celery stalks.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 95 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.