This is the best/easiest way to cook wings, in my opinion! They are not fried, not greasy, are lower in calories, and oh so yummy! A little spicy, but not too much, and a little smoky from the chipotle and liquid smoke! Obviously bourbon is optional! I prefer the drummies, but my husband likes the whole wing, minus the wing tips. Your choice!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins
50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet, and lay chicken wings on top. Spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip wings and bake for another 15 minutes.

  • While the wings are baking, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, chipotle peppers, bourbon, ginger, chile-garlic sauce, hot sauce, sesame oil, and liquid smoke in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat slightly and simmer for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and keep sauce warm.

  • Remove wings from the oven and turn on the broiler; if you can adjust the broiling temperature, select 480 degrees F (245 degrees C).

  • Brush sauce on wings, and broil for 5 minutes. Flip wings, brush sauce on the other side, and broil for 5 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Garnish wings with sesame seeds and serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sauce. The actual amount of sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 25.7g; cholesterol 95.3mg; sodium 2212.8mg. Full Nutrition