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honey BBQ chicken wings on white plate

Honey BBQ Wings

Baked instead of fried, these chicken wings are covered in spices and then tossed in an addicting honey BBQ sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 24 wings
Calories 85kcal
Author Ryan Beck


Baked Chicken Wings

  • 3 lbs chicken wings, cut into flats and drumettes
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • oil spray

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 chives, diced


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Take chicken wings out and pat dry. In a small bowl, mix together the baking powder, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and black pepper. Place wings in large bowl and add dry rub mixture, then toss to coat evenly.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, then place a cooling rack on the foil. Spray the rack with oil spray. Place wings on rack in a single layer with skin side up.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 250°F. Increase the oven temperature to 425°F and bake for an additional 50 minutes to 1 hour, rotating the tray halfway through. Remove from tray and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • While wings are baking, heat large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add BBQ sauce, honey, butter, ketchup and garlic powder. Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and toss chicken wings until coated.
  • Place wings back in the oven and cook for another 8-10 minutes or until caramelized. Top with some chives.


  • Use baking powder that is less than a year old since it has been opened. You can test it by stirring half a teaspoon of baking powder into a cup of hot water. It will immediately start to fizz and release carbon dioxide gas if it’s still fresh enough to use.
  • Cut the chicken wings at the joint using either kitchen shears or a sharp knife. See step-by-step instructions.
  • Bake the chicken on a cooling rack which allows the air to circulate and cook all parts of the chicken wings.
  • If you want some heat, add 1-2 tablespoon sriracha sauce, depending on the spice level you like.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g