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Oven Barbecue Chicken Wings

If you are looking for a change from the normal Buffalo Chicken wing, you really need to try this oven barbecue chicken wing recipe. This is a sweet and spicy version that I make using my own rub, which is also on my Smoked Turkey Legs. Serve these wings up with your favorite barbecue sauce and a side of blue cheese dressing and you have a party!

These chicken wings are just as good made in the oven as they are on the grill. Let them sit for a couple of hours with the rub on them to really marinate in the barbecue goodness and you won’t be sorry you did. The rub gives the wings a little sweetness, a little heat and a little smokiness. All the best flavors of barbecue! The rub is easy to make. I always make a double or triple batch so I have some handy. It is great for when I am not sure what I want to do with chicken or a pork loin. Just rub some on the meat and let it sit for a bit. Then throw it on the grill or pop it in the oven. I first made this rub for smoking meat in the summer and it is fabulous! Then one day I decided to use it on some chicken wings and put them on the grill. Soooo good!

Blue Cheese or Ranch

Okay I have to go there, after all I am from Buffalo. The home of the original chicken wing. So I want to put all arguments to rest. In Buffalo, we serve wings with blue cheese dressing, not ranch. Here, the two dressings are not interchangeable. It is heresy to a Buffalonian to put ranch dressing next to a plate of chicken wings. But if you are not from Buffalo and you are not serving your wings to a Buffalonian, then feel free to serve ranch with your wings, but I would highly recommend the blue cheese!

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Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings

Perfect for the grill or oven. This is a zesty sweet barbecue flavor you can enjoy year round.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinade 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 549 kcal


  • 5 lbs. Chicken Wings Cut the wings between the flats and the drumstick. Remove and discard the end keeping only the flats and the drumsticks.
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin



  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until evenly combined.

Chicken Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 425°
  • Place 1/4 of the wings in a large plastic storage bag.
  • Add 1/4 of the rub to the bag, close the bag tightly and shake to coat the wings completely.
  • Remove the wings and place on a baking sheet with a roasting rack.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the wings.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 35-40 mins. turning half way through.
  • Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce and blue cheese dressing.


Serving: 10gCalories: 549kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 42gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 2275mgPotassium: 384mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 612IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
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  2. These came out amazing! Shared them with some friends that we had over last night and they were a big hit.

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