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Honey-Barbecue Chicken Wings

These wings get loads of flavor from the slightly sweet honey-barbecue sauce they’re tossed in. They’re just the tiniest bit sticky—exactly the way they should be. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • Cut wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, barbecue sauce and honey. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. Add wings, a few at a time, and toss to coat.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wings, a few at a time, until no longer pink, 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Transfer wings to a large bowl; add sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.
Nutrition Facts
1piece: 129 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Peapod0114
    Oct 26, 2019

    These are really good. I am not a fan of deep frying things inside so i skipped out on doing the whole flour deal and i made the sauce in the microwave just so it combined a bit easier and stirred it with a whisk. I then let them marinate in that mixture for like 30 minutes and baked them in the oven instead.

  • aliciamporsch
    Jan 19, 2014

    Made this for the football game today & they were a hit! We will definitely be making this again. I didn't quite let the sauce boil. I didn't have the sodium free soy sauce so I took out the salt in the flour. I love salty foods and initially I thought it would be too salty but it ended up being terrific. I can't wait to make them again!

  • sparkles033103
    Mar 19, 2013

    No comment left

  • obsessedwithfood
    Nov 27, 2010

    Delicious...and messy to eat! Never any leftovers.

  • blhirasc
    May 13, 2010

    Wings were very tasty. Family liked them. I agree that the sauce became very dark. I wonder if using the microwave would help?

  • Dreax5
    May 10, 2010

    I gave this recipe 5 stars because it satisfied my husband AND my father. They didn't look like the picture at all, probably due to the bbq sauce I used. They are VERY sticky. I will make these again.

  • justmbeth
    May 9, 2010

    These wings had potential. Unfortunately, boiling and reducing the sauce caused the sugars in the honey to camelize and taste a bit on the burnt side.