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
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using a brush, brush the tops of the wings with bbq sauce. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- 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.
- Turn on the broiler, and broil until the sauce has caramelized.
- Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes to cool slightly. Serve with reserved sauce.