I've never come across an easier or more delicious way to make chicken wings than this recipe! Get your wings extra-saucy by dry-baking them after a quick toss in oil and salt and pepper, then throwing them in this kickin' Jack Daniel's honey BBQ sauce.
You can easily make a huge batch of these for a party. Throw a wing night tonight and serve these up with some ranch dip and veggies for a meal that will have you licking your fingers.
For the chicken
- 1 dozen chicken wings, thawed and patted dry
- ¼ cup Vegetable oil
- Salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
For the chicken, preheat the oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top.
In a large bowl, add the chicken wings, enough oil to coat the wings, and a few pinches of salt and pepper then toss together.
Spread into a single layer on the sheet and bake 50-60 minutes or until crispy and fully cooked.
While the wings are cooking, make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the Jack Daniel's. When hot, add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onions start to soften.
Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon honey. Bring to a boil. Cook until reduced and thickened, about 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Taste the sauce and add the extra tablespoon of honey if needed.
When the wings come out of the oven, toss them in sauce and serve immediately.