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honey bourbon chicken wings on plate with celery and green onions

Honey Bourbon Wings

These chicken wings are sticky, boozy and delicious making them the perfect game-day food!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings I prefer Smart Chicken wings in the fresh aisle
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

BBQ Spice Rub

  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Bourbon Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 c Ketchup
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 1/2 c Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard


BBQ Spice Rub

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Bourbon Sauce

  • Add brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, bourbon and garlic to a sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place rinsed and dried chicken wings in large bowl.
  • Add olive oil and BBQ Spice Rub to the wings. Mix until wings are well coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Place chicken wings on baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with any additional rub mix.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Turn each wing and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Dip each wing in the sauce and return to baking sheet.
  • Bake for an additional 5 - 10 minutes until sauce begins to caramelize and set.
  • Serve with extra sauce for dipping.


Be sure that the chicken wings are dry before adding olive oil and spice rub.
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Serving: 5ea