Enjoy this high-protein recipe all year round!
Are you looking for a new recipe to try at your next summer party? Maybe you want to spice up this year’s tailgating menu? If so, our orange honey BBQ wings will be perfect! They are sweet and savory with just the right amount of heat. These wings have a tangy flavor that can’t be beaten, regardless of how or where you choose to serve them!
BBQ Wings That Pack A Nutrient-Rich Punch
This recipe is an excellent way to eat healthy chicken wings while still getting to enjoy awesome, sweet and savory flavor. The homemade orange honey bbq sauce offers some great health benefits as it contains antioxidants that fight cancer, is high in calcium, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chicken wings themselves are an excellent source of protein, as well! Plus, the fact that we bake these wings instead of deep fry them (like traditional recipes) means you consume significantly fewer calories by choosing this tasty recipe.
Customize Your Chicken
For this recipe, you can use chicken wings or boneless tenderloins. I prefer chicken wings with bones because they are juicier and have more flavor, but you can use chicken breast tenderloins to reduce fat content if that is a concern. These chicken wings can be made with or without BBQ sauce, too. You can also use the honey bbq sauce as a marinade for things like grilled chicken and even for other meats like pork or salmon.
It’s All About the Sauce
Since each chicken wing is loaded with flavor from the honey barbecue sauce, you don’t need to bother with dipping sauces. It’s delicious enough as is! That said, feel free to try these Orange Honey BBQ Wings alongside a cooling dip such as our Skinny Ms. Ranch Dip or even this Creamy Scallion and Yogurt Dip.
But what makes these chicken wings really tasty? The fact that they’re slow-cooked for over an hour! This process will provide you with tender wings that are moist on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. Give this recipe a shot. You will not be disappointed!
Perfection Takes Time
Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Cover the chicken wings with salt and pepper and set them aside. In a saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients together and place over low heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until thickened. Let it cool and then toss the chicken and the sauce together in a bowl until the chicken is evenly coated.
Lay the wings out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake them for 35 to 45 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the skin turns golden brown. Next, take them out of the oven and turn up the heat to broil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken skin starts to become crispy. Keep a close eye on chicken wings because they can burn quickly. Finally, remove them from the oven and enjoy!
Orange Honey BBQ Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings separated, skin on
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Orange Honey BBQ Sauce
- 1 orange juiced
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover the chicken wings with salt and pepper and set aside.
- In a sauce pan, combine the sauce ingredients together and place over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
- Let cool for 10 minutes or so, then toss the chicken and the sauce together in a bowl until chicken is evenly coated. Lay chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and skin becomes brown and crispy.
- Then, turn the heat to broil for 5-10 minutes, or until chicken skin starts to become golden brown. Keep a close eye on chicken wings because they can burn quickly
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