Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Honey Barbecue Wings

Wings, wings and wings! What started out as a mostly "hot wings" kind of thing, has today turned into just about any kind you can imagine with a variety of tastes and flavors.

And let's face it, wings are not only economical to buy, but fun to eat ... sticky, sweet, savory, tangy, spicy, deliciousness running down your chin and fingers as you tear into them, because that's the only way to eat them, with your fingers! I mean come on, does anyone use a knife and fork on wings? No! Plus, wings are extremely versatile since they can be baked, fried or grilled.

Over the years we've made many wings ... Sweet Hot Sticky Wings, Asian Sticky Wings, Fried Hot Wings, Honey Mustard Grilled Wings and now these Honey Barbecue Wings, which was my husband's idea ... yes, he cooks too, and at times he's a total genius because these were so darn good!

1 package chicken wings (16 wing and drumette sections), thawed
1/2 cup raw, local honey (or more if needed)
1 cup homemade barbecue sauce (or your favorite brand)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place wings in pan and drizzle honey liberally all over the wings.

Bake 20-25 minutes, remove pan from oven and stir wings well, turning over to coat with the honey. They should begin to look caramelized.

Now spoon barbecue sauce over all the wings and return pan to the oven. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and stir wings to coat well. The wings should now be cooked through and completely covered in honey and barbecue sauce.

Serve immediately with a lot of napkins!