BBQ Chicken Wings

bbq chicken wings with potato wedges

If there’s one thing I don’t think I would have survived childhood without, it’s gotta chicken deep fried chicken wings. My mom used to make a really good Thai version (which we will have a recipe for in another post soon!) for my siblings and me all the time when we were kids, and now she even likes telling people we grew up living on them. ? I guess it’s hard to find a child who doesn’t like fried chicken.

Now that I’m all grown up and can afford an oven, guess what’s better than deep fried chicken wings? Baked, people! Baked chicken wings! That said, I don’t mean I don’t eat fried foods or fried chicken at all because I still do. But I don’t normally deep fry things at home. If I crave deep fried chicken wings and I have time to cook, I just bake. These chicken wings are actually also a great football party finger food. You can bake a lot of them in one batch when you  have friends coming over.

bbq chicken wings with potato wedges

I should also add that I like to serve my chicken wings with potato and sweet potato wedges cooked in an air fryer. That way you don’t need to worry about the oil. Plus homemade fries always taste better than processed, even when air-fried. Speaking of my air fryer, I’ve had it for a good while. Although they may seem a little pricey, I think they’re totally worth the money. With one, you buy and consume less oil. There’s nothing better to invest in than your health, right?

bbq chicken wings

Now back to the wings! This recipe is so delicious and super easy to make. The ingredient list might look long but really they are so basic that you should already have most of them, if not all. And the bonus for this recipe is that it’s totally mess-free! Once you’re done cooking, a spatula, a pot and a baking sheet are all you need to clean! Tell me what’s not to like about this?

So the next time you cook chicken wings either just for yourself or also for your family and friends, be sure to give this recipe a try. You’ll definitely love it! Oh and if you want to have it the Asian way, just eat the wings with rice. ? You might like it, who knows?


BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

bbq chicken wings

A great classic finger food anyone can enjoy.

  • Author: Cooking with Nart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 chicken wings 1x


  • 10 chicken wings
  • 35 grams unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 5 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder


  1. Melt the butter in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add all the other ingredients except the wings and stir to combine. Let simmer and remove from heat.
  3. Once the sauce is cool, place the chicken wings in the pot and rub them with the sauce. Cover the pot with a lid and refrigerate for at least an hour (preferably overnight).
  4. Preheat the oven to 185°C for 15 minutes.
  5. Line the chicken wings on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Pour any left over sauce in the baking sheet over the chicken wings and serve.

Keywords: bbq chicken wings, party food, football food, finger food

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