Baked BBQ Chicken Wings


When I took these wings out of the oven the other day, my parents tried to eat them before I could even take a picture! Needless to say, these wings definitely got their stamp of approval and that’s a major win if you ask me.

Crispy, sweet, smoky, tangy bbq wings baked and then coated with a homemade sauce. Do I need to say more? Probably not, but I will. Chicken wings are one of those things that can be deemed as unhealthy. But I beg to differ. If you like chicken wings, then eat them. This version is baked instead of fried but its still just as tasty.


The sauce starts with a base of unsweetened ketchup. Ketchup can have unnecessary added sugars which is why I opt to choose an unsweetened one. But this sauce is sweetened with honey, which is one of my favorite natural sweeteners. If you can’t find unsweetened ketchup, that is perfectly fine! It’s just a preference thing really. So these wings are baked until golden brown and crispy, and then coated with bbq sauce. They are best served immediately but they could easily be reheated in the oven. They are also good cold honestly.

Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

prep time: 10 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 60 mins


Baked Chicken Wings
  • 1.5 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Tangy BBQ Sauce
  • ¾ cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Wash chicken, and then pat dry. Place the chicken in a bowl, and coat with olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the chicken on the baking sheet. Leave space between the wings. They shouldn’t be touching.
  2. Bake the wings for 30 minutes. Flip them and then bake for 15-20 more minutes or until golden brown. While the wings are baking prepare the ingredients for the sauce.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together, and then transfer to a medium sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then let simmer on low for about 6 minutes. Place this mixture to the side.
  4. Once the wings are done baking, remove from the oven and coat with ½ cup of the barbeque sauce. Place them back in the oven on broil for about 4-5 minutes. Watch them because they can burn easily! Remove from oven and coat with more barbeque sauce if desired. Serve immediately.
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