BBQ Boneless Wings
BBQ Boneless Wings
5 from 1 vote
Discover the world of BBQ Boneless Wings, a simple yet delicious dish. Perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike, this recipe offers a delightful blend of flavours and textures, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
BBQ Boneless Wings

If you’re seeking a dish that’s both delicious and easy to make, BBQ boneless wings are a fantastic choice. This dish, with its roots in the rich tradition of American barbecue, is a modern twist on classic flavours, combining the smoky, tangy taste of BBQ sauce with the juicy tenderness of chicken. 

BBQ boneless wings are wonderfully simple to prepare, making them ideal for beginners in the kitchen or anyone looking for a quick and satisfying meal. The key to their appeal lies in the perfect balance of texture and flavour.  

The chicken, coated in a seasoned flour mixture, fries up to a beautiful golden brown, offering a delightful crunch with each bite. Then, when tossed in a warm BBQ sauce, the wings take on a rich, smoky-sweet character that’s absolutely irresistible. 

This dish’s versatility is another of its many charms. While the recipe I’m sharing uses a classic BBQ sauce, feel free to experiment with different varieties to suit your taste. From spicy and bold to sweet and tangy, the choice of sauce can transform the wings into a whole new culinary experience. 

The beauty of BBQ boneless wings also lies in their universal appeal. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner, a get-together with friends, or just a cosy night in, these wings are sure to be a hit. They’re also a fantastic choice for parties and gatherings, as they can be eaten with your fingers and are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

In this recipe, I’ll walk you through the simple steps to create this delicious dish. From preparing the chicken to the final toss in BBQ sauce, each step is straightforward and yields delicious results.

The ingredients are commonly found, and the cooking techniques are basic, yet the outcome is nothing short of spectacular. 

So, whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or just looking for a new recipe to try, BBQ boneless wings are a fantastic choice. Their delicious flavour, ease of preparation, and crowd-pleasing nature make them a dish you’ll return to time and again. 

Now, let’s get into the details of how to make these delightful BBQ boneless wings! 

Expert Tip: For extra flavour, marinate the chicken pieces in a mix of buttermilk and a bit of salt for at least an hour before coating. This step tenderises the chicken and adds moisture, ensuring juicy, flavourful wings. 

What Ingredients to Use & Why

Before we dive into the specific ingredients, it’s worth noting that each one plays a vital role in creating the perfect BBQ boneless wings. The combination of flavours and textures these ingredients bring together is what makes this dish so enjoyable. 

Chicken Breast: Chicken breast is ideal for this recipe because of its lean texture and ability to absorb flavours well. It’s the main component that provides a substantial bite. If you’re looking for a substitute, you can use boneless chicken thighs for a juicier, more flavourful alternative. 

All-Purpose Flour: This is used to create the crispy coating on the chicken. It adheres well to the chicken and crisps up beautifully when fried. For a gluten-free option, you can try using rice flour or a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. 

Paprika: Paprika adds a sweet, smoky flavour to the coating, enhancing the overall taste of the wings. Smoked paprika can be used for a more intense smoky flavour. 

Garlic Powder and Onion Powder: These powders contribute to the savoury depth of the wings. Their subtle yet distinct flavours complement the chicken and BBQ sauce. If fresh garlic and onion are preferred, mince them finely and incorporate them into the flour mixture. 

Salt and Pepper: Essential for seasoning, they enhance the natural flavours of the chicken and the coating. Adjust according to your taste preference. 

Vegetable Oil: Used for frying, it provides the necessary medium to achieve that perfect golden-brown crust. Canola or sunflower oil can be used as alternatives due to their high smoke points and neutral flavours. 

BBQ Sauce: This is the key ingredient that gives the wings their signature BBQ flavour. You can choose from a variety of BBQ sauces available, depending on whether you prefer a sweet, tangy, or spicy finish. Homemade BBQ sauce can also be a great way to personalise the dish. 

Each ingredient contributes significantly to the overall flavour and texture of the BBQ boneless wings.  

They work in harmony to create a dish that’s not only satisfying but also full of character. Now that you know more about the ingredients and their roles, let’s move on to preparing and cooking these delicious wings. 

Expert Tip: To check if the oil is ready for frying, drop a small amount of flour into it. If it sizzles without burning, the oil is at the perfect temperature. This helps achieve a crispy, golden crust without the chicken absorbing too much oil. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bake the BBQ Boneless Wings Instead of Frying? 

Absolutely! If you prefer a healthier option or just want to avoid frying, you can bake the chicken. Place the coated chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for about 20-25 minutes or until they are golden and crispy. Don’t forget to flip them halfway through for even cooking. 

How Can I Make My BBQ Boneless Wings Extra Crispy? 

To achieve extra crispy wings, ensure your oil is at the correct temperature (around 175°C or 350°F) before adding the chicken. Also, avoid overcrowding the pan, as this can lower the oil’s temperature and result in less crispy wings. Letting the coated chicken rest for about 10 minutes before frying can also help the coating set and become crispier when cooked. 

What Are Some Good Sides to Serve with BBQ Boneless Wings? 

BBQ boneless wings pair wonderfully with a variety of sides. Classic options include coleslaw, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and a dipping sauce like ranch or blue cheese. For a heartier meal, you might serve them with fries, sweet potato wedges, or a fresh salad. 

Can I Make the Wings Ahead of Time? 

Yes, you can prepare the chicken ahead of time. Coat the chicken as per the recipe and refrigerate it until you’re ready to fry or bake. However, for the best texture, it’s recommended to cook them close to serving time. The BBQ sauce can also be prepared in advance and warmed up when needed. 

How Do I Store and Reheat Leftovers? 

Store any leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to three days. To reheat, place them in an oven preheated to 180°C (350°F) for about 10 minutes or until heated through. This method helps to maintain their crispiness better than microwaving. 

Expert Tip: Experiment with the BBQ sauce by adding a personal touch. Try mixing in a bit of honey for sweetness, hot sauce for heat, or even a splash of bourbon for depth.  

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BBQ Boneless Wings

BBQ Boneless Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Discover the world of BBQ Boneless Wings, a simple yet delicious dish. Perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike, this recipe offers a delightful blend of flavours and textures, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetiser, Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 219 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Breast
  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • Vegetable Oil For frying
  • 150 ml BBQ Sauce


  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, making sure they are coated evenly.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the chicken pieces until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain the fried chicken on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • In a separate pan, warm the BBQ sauce.
  • Toss the fried chicken in the warm BBQ sauce until they are well coated.
  • Serve the BBQ boneless wings hot and enjoy!


You can adjust the amount of BBQ sauce to your taste for a saucier or less saucy result.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 469mgPotassium: 164mgFibre: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, Boneless, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Cooking, Food, Homemade, Recipe, Wings
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