These Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken Wings are completely irresistible and perfect as an appetiser, finger food or even a main. Baked, not fried, these BBQ chicken wings are fall off the bone tender and smothered in a rich but simple BBQ sauce.
Preheat oven to 220C / 425F / 200C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cut wings at joints to separate. Discard the wing tips. Pat the rest dry with paper towel and place in a bowl. Sprinkle over baking powder and salt and given them a good mix so they are all coated.<small>1 kg (1.1 lb) chicken wings (8 large) | 1 1/2 teaspoons bakIng powder1/2 teaspoon salt
Space out on the baking tray and place in the oven for 35- 45 minutes until golden and crispy.
While the chicken is cooking add the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer while stirring. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until thickened.3/4 cup tomato ketchup | 1 tablespoon cider vinegar1 tablespoon maple syrup | 1 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce | 1 clove garlic, crushed1/2 teaspoon paprika | 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder1/2 teaspoon salt
Once the chicken wings are ready, toss them in the BBQ sauce until well coated. Tip them back out onto the baking tray and bake for another 10 minutes.
Equipment used in this recipe: cookie trays, heavy based saucepan
I use a standard 20ml Australian tablespoon (= 4 teaspoons worldwide)
All ovens vary – always test for doneness 3-5 minutes before the recipe suggests