Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings

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Broiled BBQ chicken wings take one of our favorite appetizers and makes them healthier. By skipping the air fryer, we can enjoy delicious, crispy BBQ chicken wings with less fat and zero guilt.

Closed up shot of hand dipping a broiled BBQ chicken wing into sauce

Using the broiler, cook these chicken wings to tasty, juicy perfection and enjoy all that sweet BBQ flavor without the mess and unhealthy fat of frying. It’s a recipe that has everything you want and nothing that you don’t.

Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings

I absolutely love chicken wings, but for a long time, I stayed away from them. Traditional wings are so unhealthy, and I never found a recipe alternative that I liked. Now that I’ve been making these BBQ wings with the broiler, I’m hooked.

Closeup shot of hand holding a broiled BBQ chicken wing with a bite taken out

Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe.

  • chicken wings 
  • ketchup
  • buffalo sauce
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • pepper 
Overheat shot of BBQ chicken wings ingredients

Instructions

In just a few simple steps, you’ll have delicious BBQ chicken wings that everyone will love.

Step 1: Preheat the oven on BROIL at 550ºF.

Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl, combine ketchup, buffalo sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

Overhead shot of homemade BBQ ingredients in glass bowl

Step 3: Add chicken wings and mix until wings are evenly coated.

Closeup shot of tongs holding chicken wing coated with BBQ sauce

Step 4: Place chicken wings on a greased broiling rack about 10 inches away from the heating element.

Step 5: Broil for 10 minutes. Flip wings and brush with the additional sauce.

Step 6: Broil for another 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF. 

Closeup shot of tong holing BBQ chicken wing over more broiled BBQ chicken wings

Equipment

You’ll only need a few simple kitchen items to make this recipe.

  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Tongs

Substitutions

Storebought BBQ Sauce: Use storebought BBQ sauce if you don’t want to make your own.

Chicken Tenders: Cut chicken tenders into chunks to make boneless wings if you prefer.

Closeup shot of cooked broiled BBQ chicken wings

Options

Looking for ways to change up these broiled BBQ chicken wings? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the BBQ sauce for a spicy kick.

Minced Garlic and Onions: Minced garlic and onions add a great flavor boost to your sauce.

Tips:

  • Always look for the meatiest wings you can find.
  • Be sure to thoroughly coat your wings for maximum flavor.
  • Be sure your broiling rack is thoroughly greased to avoid sticking.
Closeup shot of broiled BBQ chicken wing with dip

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FAQ

How long are these wings good?

You can store these wings for up to four days in the refrigerator.

Are chicken wings healthy?

When prepared like this, they are. These wings are not fried, and the sauce isn’t too heavy. They’re a tasty shot of protein.

Why are my wings sticking to the broiler pan?

You probably didn’t fully coat the pan. Just getting the pan mostly greased isn’t enough. You need every surface to be greased or the skin will stick.

Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings

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Yield: 2 servings

Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings

Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings

Broiled BBQ chicken wings make the classic finger food healthier by foregoing the frying. These wings are easy, tasty, and healthier.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 bone-in chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 
1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven on BROIL at 550ºF.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ketchup, buffalo sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add chicken wings and mix until wings are evenly coated.
  4. Place chicken wings on a greased broiling rack about 10 inches away from the heating element.
  5. Broil for 10 minutes. Flip wings and brush with the additional sauce.
  6. Broil for another 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 634Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 132mgSodium 3095mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 28g

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