This is one of my most prized recipes. Not only was it the FIRST recipe to appear on Behind the Plates but, it’s inspired by my Dad. (Who is a phenomenal cook!) These Oven Baked Sweet and Spicy wings were first posted in January of 2014. The recipe hasn’t changed but my blogging and photography skills certainly have. SO, I wanted to revive it and bring it some new life.
My dad has been making a version of these wings for years. It was one of the first handful of recipes I learned how to make on my own. I used it to impress while entertaining and it has always remained a hit. It’s still the most requested Sunday football dish my husband and his friends ask for. So when I started the blog four years ago I naturally wanted to share it with all of you. And with football playoffs and Superbowl approaching I thought this would be the ideal time for this recipe to shine.
The wings are slowly baked to crisp and THEN tossed with the signature sauce. This keeps a little crunch to the wings. The sauce’s secret is really just a hodge podge of condiments that miraculously mix together to create the ultimate sticky, sweet and spicy marinade. My dad has no precise measurement on this, it’s really a taste as you go thing. And really so do I. but, I worked on creating a good balance for all of you in this recipe so you can replicate at home.
So prepare those oven’s, in just two steps and one hour your crowd will be enjoying these sweet and spicy wings. Napkins will be a necessity 😉
…all for the love of the dish
- 3 lbs Chicken Wings (Try to buy already separated so you don't need to cut the wing from drum part)
- Cooking Spray
- 3/4 cup- BBQ Sauce (I exclusively use Sweet Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy for these)
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- Blue Cheese or Ranch for Dipping (OPTIONAL)
- Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees.
- Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Salt and pepper the chicken wings.
- Evenly spray a light coating to the top of the chicken with your cooking spray before placing in oven.
- Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and using tongs flip each wing over. Spray the tops of the chicken again with the cooking spray and put back in the oven to cook for 30 more minutes.
- While chicken is cooking, mix together sauce ingredients-ketchup, BBQ sauce, wing sauce, Worcestershire, and soy sauce.
- Place the cooked wings in a large bowl and pour half to three quarters of the sauce in (Depends on how saucy you like them!) and shake to coat. I personally don't like my wings drenched in sauce so I put just enough to lightly coat all sides of the wings and put the rest of the sauce on the side for dipping.