sticky barbeque wings

Sticky barbeque wings: The ultimate starter. Image: Carla Zinkfontein.

Sticky barbeque wings – Finger-licking delicious starter

Enjoy a mouth-watering starter that will tempt you to lick your plate afterwards.

sticky barbeque wings

Sticky barbeque wings: The ultimate starter. Image: Carla Zinkfontein.

Start a delightful evening the right way with these tasty sticky barbeque wings. They are the perfect starter or finger food to enjoy at a family or friend gathering.

The secret to getting your sticky barbeque wings irresistible is definitely in the barbeque sauce. This recipe reveals it all and will guide you to get your sauce as delicious as the one you can get in any restaurant.

First, you need to brown the wings in a griddle on the stovetop before popping them into the oven to bake for 35 to 40 minutes. While these goodies are baking in the oven, you can start preparing the mouth-watering barbeque sauce.

The sauce contains quite a number of ingredients but comes together in only a few minutes. After the chicken wings have been baked for about 40 minutes in the oven, baste them in the luxurious barbeque sauce and bake for another 5 minutes.

And finally, your delicious appetiser is ready to be served! Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side.

Sticky barbeque wings recipe

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Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein Course: StarterCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1.5 kg 1.5 wings, drumettes and flats separated

  • 3 tablespoons 3 olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 kosher salt

  • Barbeque sauce
  • cups brown sugar

  • cups ketchup

  • tablespoons molasses

  • 3 tablespoons 3 apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons 2 ground mustard

  • teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ½ chilli powder

  • ½ teaspoon ½ garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ½ onion powder

  • teaspoons sea salt

  • teaspoons ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°C.
  • Fit the griddle attachment on the stovetop, and heat over medium heat. Toss the wings in the olive oil, getting them nicely coated, then season with salt.
  • Working in batches, brown both sides of the wings, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the wings to a baking tray lined with a rack, and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, turning halfway through, until crispy and cooked through.
  • While the wings are baking, combine all of the ingredients for the barbeque sauce in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and allow to simmer for 5 – 6 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken. Set aside.
  • After about 40 minutes, baste both sides of the wings with barbeque sauce, and continue baking another 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with extra sauce.


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