oven bbq wings


Wings are perfect party food. I usually make buffalo wings when it is football season, but when I’m not in the mood for something spicy, I like to make bbq wings. If you don’t have a grill, you can make them in the oven. After baking them, I like to broil them for a couple of minutes to make the sauce extra caramelized. This recipe makes a lot of wings, but you can easily half it. I find that 10-12 wing pieces per person is a good estimate.

Oven BBQ Wings


  • 4 lbs of wings, cut apart the wingette and drumette, discard the wing tip (or keep for stock), and leave the skin on
  • 3 cups of  your favorite bbq sauce, plus more for dipping
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil [This makes the cleanup much, much easier]. The skin should release enough fat that they won’t stick, but if you are worried you can lightly oil the pan before placing the wing pieces.
  3. Arrange your wing pieces on the sheet. They can be touching slightly but you don’t want them too close. If you need to, you can use another baking sheet.
  4. Using a brush, brush the tops of the wings with bbq sauce. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the wings from the oven. Flip the wings over brush with the remaining sauce. Return to the oven, and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Turn on the broiler, and broil until the sauce has caramelized.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes to cool slightly.  Serve with reserved sauce.

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