Tangy Barbecued Wings


Tangy wings. Dean liked!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
15 servings


  • 5 pounds whole chicken wings, cut into 3 sections and tips discarded

  • 2 ½ cups hot and spicy ketchup

  • cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke, or more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two 15x10x1-inch baking pans.

  2. Arrange chicken in the prepared baking pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes; drain and turn wings. Continue baking until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain.

  4. Combine ketchup, vinegar, 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons honey, molasses, salt, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, chili powder, and liquid smoke in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce has thickened and flavors blended, 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Transfer 1/3 the chicken to a slow cooker and top with about 1 cup sauce. Repeat layering with remaining chicken and sauce.

  6. Cook on Low, 3 to 4 hours. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.