Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
5 from 18 votes
These honey BBQ chicken wings are juicy, tender, and flavourful. Coated in a generous blend of spices then fried until delicious crispy before being lathered in the best homemade honey BBQ sauce ever!
BBQ Chicken Wings

Imagine sinking your teeth into succulent chicken wings coated in a luscious honey barbecue sauce, the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors dancing on your palate.

That’s exactly what my Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe offers – a delightful combination of tender chicken wings marinated in flavorful spices and crisply fried to golden perfection, then generously glazed with a mouthwatering honey barbecue sauce.

Originating from the heart of American cuisine, barbecue chicken wings have become a beloved staple in households and restaurants alike, cherished for their finger-licking goodness and versatility.

Despite its gourmet appeal, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make, suitable for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs looking to impress.

Whether you’re hosting a game night with friends or simply craving a delicious homemade treat, these Honey BBQ Chicken Wings are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Expert Tip: Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of chili powder according to your preference.


Chicken Wings: These juicy morsels provide a tender and flavorful base for our dish. Chicken wings are perfect for absorbing the rich flavors of the marinade and developing a crispy exterior when fried.

Chilli Powder: Adding a kick of heat, chili powder brings depth and complexity to the marinade, tantalizing your taste buds with its spicy notes.

Paprika: With its vibrant color and subtle smokiness, paprika enhances the flavor profile of the chicken wings, infusing them with a warm and earthy aroma.

Salt: A fundamental seasoning in any kitchen, salt not only seasons the chicken but also helps to tenderize the meat, ensuring each bite is perfectly seasoned and juicy.

Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a bold and peppery flavor to the chicken wings, complementing the other spices in the marinade and providing a delightful contrast to the sweet honey barbecue sauce.

Garlic Powder: Infusing the chicken wings with savory garlic flavor, garlic powder lends depth and complexity to the marinade, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Egg: Acting as a binding agent, the egg helps to adhere the spices to the chicken wings, ensuring that each bite is coated in flavorful goodness and creating a crispy exterior when fried.

Corn Flour and Plain Flour: These two ingredients work together to create a crispy and golden coating on the chicken wings. Corn flour adds a delicate crunch, while plain flour helps to bind the coating to the chicken, resulting in irresistibly crispy wings.

Barbecue Sauce: A classic condiment beloved for its smoky-sweet flavor, barbecue sauce forms the base of our honey barbecue sauce, providing richness and depth of flavor to the dish.

Honey: Adding a touch of natural sweetness, honey balances out the tangy barbecue sauce, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that is both indulgent and irresistible.

Tomato Ketchup: With its tangy and slightly sweet flavor, tomato ketchup adds depth and complexity to the honey barbecue sauce, enhancing its richness and providing a hint of acidity to balance the sweetness of the honey.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the fryer or pan when frying the wings to ensure they cook evenly and develop a crispy exterior.

Serving Suggestions

  • Classic Combo: Serve your Honey BBQ Chicken Wings alongside a generous portion of crispy fries for a classic and satisfying meal. The crispy texture of the fries pairs perfectly with the tender chicken wings, while the honey barbecue sauce adds a deliciously indulgent touch to every bite.
  • Fresh Greens: Balance out the richness of the chicken wings with a refreshing green salad. Toss together your favorite leafy greens, such as lettuce or spinach, with crunchy vegetables like cucumber, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with a light vinaigrette dressing for a refreshing and nutritious accompaniment to your meal.
  • Dipping Sauces: Offer a variety of dipping sauces on the side to customize the flavor experience. Consider classic options like ranch dressing, blue cheese dip, or sriracha mayo, allowing your guests to dip and dunk their chicken wings to their heart’s content.
  • Game Day Platter: Create the ultimate game day platter by serving your Honey BBQ Chicken Wings alongside an assortment of crowd-pleasing snacks, such as nachos, onion rings, and mozzarella sticks. Set out plenty of napkins and cold beverages to keep everyone satisfied during the excitement of the game.
  • Finger Food Feast: Host a casual gathering with friends and family and let your Honey BBQ Chicken Wings take center stage as the ultimate finger food feast. Arrange them on a platter alongside other handheld favorites like sliders, mini hot dogs, and vegetable crudités with dip for a spread that’s sure to please everyone.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy wings, ensure the oil is hot but not smoking before adding the chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to marinate the chicken wings?

Marinating the chicken wings for a total of 60 minutes allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and tender end result. However, if you’re short on time, you can marinate them for at least 30 minutes for satisfactory results.

Can I bake the chicken wings instead of frying them?

While frying the chicken wings produces a crispy and golden exterior, you can certainly bake them as an alternative cooking method. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and arrange the marinated wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the wings are cooked through and crispy.

Can I use store-bought barbecue sauce for the honey barbecue sauce?

Absolutely! If you’re short on time or prefer the convenience of store-bought barbecue sauce, feel free to use your favorite brand. Simply combine it with honey and tomato ketchup according to the recipe instructions to create a delicious honey barbecue sauce for your chicken wings.

How do I know when the chicken wings are cooked through?

The chicken wings should be cooked through when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). You can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature, or simply ensure that the wings are golden brown and crispy on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While freshly fried chicken wings are best enjoyed immediately, you can prepare the marinade and honey barbecue sauce ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook. Simply marinate the chicken wings and fry them just before serving to ensure they are crispy and delicious.

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BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
These honey BBQ chicken wings are juicy, tender, and flavourful. Coated in a generous blend of spices then fried until delicious crispy before being lathered in the best homemade honey BBQ sauce ever!
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 220 kcal


First Marinade

  • 500 g Chicken Wings
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Eggs

Second Marinade

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup


  • In a bowl add the chilli powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and egg to the chicken wings then mix to combine and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • Add the cornflour and plain flour then mix again and allow to marinate for a further 30 minutes
  • When ready to fry heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot
  • Shake off any excess flour on the chicken then add the wings into the fryer – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow the wings to cook undisturbed for 6-8 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 6-8 minutes until golden brown on the other side
  • In a pan add the barbecue sauce, honey and tomato ketchup then mix on low heat until fully combined
  • Add the fried chicken wings and coat the sauce onto the wings evenly
  • Serve immediately alongside crispy fries and a green salad then enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 780mgPotassium: 184mgFibre: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 387IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword BBQ, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Food, Honey, Party Food, Recipe
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