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Best Barbecue Wings

My husband always calls this recipe "finger-licking good," and these BBQ wings really are to die for! The sauce is also great on chicken breasts. —Linda Gardner, Richmond, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • WINGS:
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 30 frozen chicken wingettes, thawed

Directions

  • For barbecue sauce, in large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cayenne and cumin. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat; stir in pepper sauce. Set aside 2/3 cup for serving.
  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper; add chicken wings in batches and turn to coat.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill wings, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally. Brush with some of the barbecue sauce.
  • Grill, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times. Serve with reserved barbecue sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 114 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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