Honey BBQ Chicken Recipe

Published on April 6th 2024 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on May 23rd 2024
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Close up view of Honey BBQ Chicken

Get ready to up your game-day menu with our mouthwatering Honey BBQ Chicken Wings! Forget the hassle of frying - these wings are baked to crispy perfection and smothered in a sticky, sweet barbecue sauce. 

It's the ultimate fusion of sweet and savory flavors that'll have your taste buds singing! 

If you are looking for other game-day favorites your family will love, try our BBQ Chicken sandwich or honey lemon pepper wings.

What is honey BBQ sauce made of?

Honey BBQ sauce is made with BBQ sauce, honey, and apple cider vinegar.

What goes with honey BBQ chicken?

Honey BBQ chicken goes with mac and cheese, coleslaw, cornbread, and baked beans.

What veggies go good with BBQ chicken?

Grilled or roasted corn, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, or eggplant go with honey BBQ chicken.

What's the difference between sweet and honey BBQ?

Honey BBQ contains honey, which gives the chicken a slightly sweeter flavor. In contrast, sweet BBQ does not contain honey and is slightly less sweet.

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Wings patted dry

  • 1 1/4 cups BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Honey

  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing

  • 2 medium Celery Stalks cut into 1-inch sticks

  • 2 medium Carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch sticks

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Set a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with foil. Set it aside.

Prepare baking sheet with the foil

Whisk the kosher salt, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, brown sugar, and black pepper in a small bowl.

Mix the seasonings for the Honey BBQ Chicken

Put the chicken wings into a large bowl, add the seasoning blend, and toss to coat the chicken in the seasoning.

Mix the seasonings into the chicken

Arrange the chicken wings on the cooling rack, making sure the wings are not touching. Use two baking sheets if necessary.

Prepare chicken into the baking sheet

Bake the chicken wings for 20 minutes. Flip them over and cook them for another 25 minutes until golden brown and fully cooked.

Cooking the Honey BBQ Chicken

Whisk the BBQ sauce, honey, and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl until combined.

Prepare the BBQ sauce

Add the chicken wings to the honey BBQ sauce and toss to coat in the sauce.

Mixing the cooked chicken into the BBQ sauce

Pour the ranch into a small bowl and place it on a platter. Arrange the chicken wings on one side and the carrot and celery sticks on the other. Serve and enjoy!

Serving the Honey BBQ Chicken
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon