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Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

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Created by Mariam E.
The best and easiest Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe you will ever make! It's a game changer and makes a perfect appetizer for any occasion!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces


  • 2.5 lbs chicken wings or drumettes
  • Canola oil fill pan with 3 inches deep
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds option
  • Chopped Chives optional


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsps. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. black pepper


  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • 1 cup honey bbq wing sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray, so yummy
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsps. of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable/or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. chili flakes optional


  • Pat dry the trimmed wings or drumettes with a paper towel.
  • In two separate bowls, mix the dry mix and egg wash.
  • Coat each piece generously in this order : Dry mix,  Egg Wash, Dry Mix. Lay them on a sheet pan and give them 10 minutes to absorb the batter well.
  • In a deep frying pan, put a generous amount of canola oil. About 3 inches deep. Preheat to medium-high heat and fry the pieces of chicken wings. (space them apart). Lay on a rack to drain.
  • Prepare the BBQ sauce. In a small pan, heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable or sesame oil on medium heat, and fry the ginger, garlic and chili pepper flakes for about 30 seconds. Pour in the BBQ sauce, vinegar and honey. Let them cook/simmer on medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Pour the BBQ sauce into a bigger bowl and add in the chicken wings. Toss around to coat well with the BBQ sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy! You can top with optional toppings.


  • Make sure your chicken wings are patted dry before coating, this means the batter will stick better.
  • After coating the chicken with the batter, place wing pieces on a sheet pan and let them rest for about 10 minutes. This will allow the batter to absorb well and you wont end up with an extra messy oil while frying them.
  • To make sure the batter is sticking to the chicken, you can pat with your fingers to see how well it's sticking.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan when frying or the pieces won't cook properly.
  • The best way to coat your chicken in the BBQ sauce is to put the cooked wings in a big bowl and toss with the sauce.
  • Nutritional info does not include the amount of oil you are frying in. It's hard to determine how much oil was used since there is always left over oil.
  • Use any flavored sauce you like. I prefer Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 10.3g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 405.1mg | Sugar: 3.7g
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