Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
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Ingredients
3 lb
chicken wings (wing joints removed) and/or drumettes
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1 ½ c
BBQ sauce
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½ c
honey
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1 tsp
Worcestershire sauce
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¼ tsp
cayenne pepper
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1 tsp
chili powder
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1 tsp
cider vinegar
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0
salt
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0
pepper
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“Set it and forget it,” yes, but you’ll remember these wings. Down-home Southern cooking is right at home in your slow cooker, and these sticky, delicious ribs are no exception.

Note: For extra crispy, sticky wings, spread the finished wings onto a sheet pan that’s been lined with tinfoil and sprayed with cooking spray. Brush wings with the remaining slow cooker BBQ sauce and broil them, fat side up, 2-4 minutes or until caramelized. Serve with any extra BBQ sauce.

Directions

  1. Spray the inside of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat oven to broil.
  3. Cover a large sheet pan with tinfoil and spray the foil with cooking spray. Pat wings dry and then spread them in a single layer on the pan and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Broil wings 6 inches away from the heat, about 6-8 minutes or until crispy, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking process. Then flip the wings over and broil on the other side until the skin crisps, about 3 more minutes. Transfer the wings to the slow cooker with any remaining pan juices.
  4. Mix the BBQ sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, chili powder, and cider vinegar in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over the wings and toss gently to coat. Cover and cook wings on low, 2-4 hours or until they are tender but still attached to the bone. Be very careful not to overcook them.
  5. Serve wings straight from the slow cooker set on warm with lots of napkins.

Kendra Bailey Morris

Kendra Bailey Morris is a Virginia-based food writer, culinary instructor, and author of The Southern Slow Cooker: Big-Flavor, Low-Fuss Recipes for Comfort Food Classics (Ten Speed Press, 2013). For more recipes, visit KendraBaileyMorris.com.

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