Spicy Honey-BBQ Wings Recipe

Spicy Honey-BBQ Wings Recipe
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Spicy Honey-BBQ Wings

Yasmin Fahr

Spicy Honey-BBQ Wings

For a shorter cooking time, these wings are broiled and then glazed with a spicy honey BBQ sauce. The result? Tender, juicy wings with a crispy exterior.

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce of your choice, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus more if needed
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño, or more as desired
  • 1 scallion, chopped finely, light and dark green parts only, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the broiler on high. Wash and pat dry the wings. On a foil-lined baking sheet or pan, toss the wings with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for about 12-15 minutes total, turning halfway, until they've reached your desired level of crispiness.

A few minutes before the wings are finished, heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat. When melted, add the BBQ sauce, honey and cayenne. Stir to combine, then add the jalapeño and stir. Cook until warmed through, adding more honey or BBQ sauce as needed to reach your desired level of sweetness or spiciness.

Remove the wings from the oven and toss immediately with the sauce. Garnish with the scallions and serve.

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.