Oven Baked BBQ Wings
A Healthier Version
You'll Lick Your Fingers Clean

That's how good these oven baked BBQ wings are.  My husband and his family love everything with BBQ flavor.

What I found difficult in the past was that if you use the BBQ sauce to marinade, the wings don't get crispy. If you use the dry rub, as most people do, the flavor just stays on the top layer of the meat, mostly on the skin.

Oven Baked BBQ Wings

Prep Time: 10 Minutes   Inactive Cook Time: 55 Minutes  
: 4-6

Flavor All the Way to the Bone?

You need to whisk it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Besides, the oil gives a coating that will make the skin crisp up in the oven later.

You will see that I add a tablespoon of dry rub into the BBQ sauce. Why? Most of the time, you can hardly find a dry rub and BBQ sauce with exactly the same flavor, even though you get both from the same brand.

To marry the 2 slightly different flavors together, a tablespoon of dry rub will do the trick.

Having Crispy Wings From the Oven

To make wings crispy by baking them in the oven, the size of a baking sheet is one of the most important factors. It is all about the air movement.

You need to leave 1/4" space around between the wings. If you crowd a baking sheet where the wings tightly pack together, the wings will cook through. But the skin won't get crispy.

This same method applies to my other recipe, oven baked Buffalo wings.

An Easy Dinner Idea - Pizza and Wings Night
NO Take-out

I love wings and pizza for dinner. But if you order the take-out or delivery, you will never get as much as you get from homemade with the same price.

You can even make 2 different flavored wings, such as oven baked Buffalo wings, at the same time in the same oven. Just to make sure to separate them into different baking sheets.

Of course, if you prefer to double the quantity of the same flavored wings, please feel free to do so.

Pop the frozen pizza into the oven while you are baking the wings at the last 20 minutes. After taking the wings out to rest, you can continue to cook the pizza if it is not done enough for you. But most of the time, everything is done at the same time and rest together before serving.

For the ovens nowadays, it should not affect your cooking time even if you add the frozen pizza into the oven in the middle of cooking of the wings. If it does, add 5 minutes for every increment.

Oven Baked BBQ Wings Seasonings on
Chicken Breasts, Thighs, Quarters and Drumsticks?

Yes, you definitely can. Apply the methods and instructions by referring to the recipe of Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks. Depending on how much meat you will cook, you may need to double the amount of seasonings and/or dressings.

2 major ingredients for the Oven Baked BBQ Wings2 major ingredients for the Oven Baked BBQ Wings


2.5 pounds Frozen wings (thawed; padded dry)
1/3 cup BBQ dry rub (I use Bone Suckin' Sauce Seasoning & Rub)
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1 tablespoon BBQ dry rub
1 cup BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar)
1-2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 pinch black pepper

BBQ Rub I use in this recipe
  1. Mix 1/3 cup dry rub and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a mixing bowl
  2. Toss in the wings until coat with marinade
  3. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight
  4. Preheat oven at 425F
  5. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up later and coat with cooking spray
  6. Single layer the wings on the baking sheet; skin side down
  7. Leave about 1/4" space around for each wing (this will guarantee each wing brown evenly in the oven)
  8. Bake for 30 minutes
  9. While waiting, combine 1 tablespoon dry rub and BBQ sauce in a sauce pan at medium low heat
  10. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar at a time to get to your preferred sweetness
  11. Add black pepper
  12. Turn over the wings and brush the BBQ sauce on top
  13. Bake for another 20 minutes until cooked through
  14. Rest for 5 minutes and serve along with BBQ dipping sauce

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