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BBQ Baked Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are baked AND crispy! Then smothered with BBQ sauce. The perfect appetizer or main course for parties, game day, any day!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 2.5 lbs chicken drumettes and/or winglets
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • ~1-2 tbsp honey or more!
  • vegetable oil


  • Pre heat oven to 250°F.
  • In a small bowl mix together baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Toss defrosted drumettes and/or winglets with the baking powder mixture. Use your fingers to rub the spices onto the meat and spread them evenly all over.
  • Grease baking rack with vegetable oil (use the spray if you have them)  and stack baking rack on top of a baking sheet. Place drumettes or winglets on baking rack, do not overlap.
    BBQ Baked Chicken Wings
  • Bake in the lower middle rack of the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Bump the temperature up to 425°F, and move drumettes and/or winglets to the upper middle rack and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Flip drumettes and/or winglets over and bake for another 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Mix together barbecue sauce with honey to taste. 
  • Toss drumettes and/or winglets in barbecue sauce mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 553IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2mg
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