A chicken wings recipe that is simple and easy to prepare, it is one of my family favourites. I find that an uncomplicated recipe is often the best one, it is easy to remember for future use and is so much less fuss in a complicated world.
These are delicious barbeque wings that turn out juicy and perfectly flavoursome. Personally, I prefer to oven bake the wings, I find them to be richer in flavour and less dry than fried wings.
Even if the wings are to be used on the BBQ, I always bake them in the oven first to be sure they are cooked thoroughly before putting them on to the grill, this way they will always be cooked properly while getting that unmistakable smokie flavour from the barbeque afterward and can be crisped a little more on the grill if desired.
Buffalo wings can be made too if you take off the wing tips and spice up that marinade with hot cayenne pepper to make them as fiery as you dare.
I tend to use this recipe, not only as a delicious barbeque food, but as a picnic food as well as an evening treat for family nights in watching a movie and could be a perfect addition to a buffet spread while watching a match with friends.
What’s great about this easy recipe for chicken marinade, is that it can be used with chicken wings, thighs, or breast if you prefer, and other meats too really if you desire. It can be adapted for a keto diet, which I will expand on later.
Difference between BBQ wings and buffalo wings
As a general rule, you will find American restaurants serving buffalo wings as drumettes or in other words, with the wing tips removed, and these are usually deep fried before being coated in a vinegar based hot and spicy cayenne pepper style sauce that can be as hot as you can dare, which will then be called hot wings.
It has been said that the reason for them being called buffalo wings is that they originated from a town in Buffalo where there had been a delivery mistake to a restaurant and chicken wings were delivered by mistake and so the owner made good of the poultry mistake and invented the spicy wings that are now so popular worldwide.
BBQ wings in comparison are mostly served in a darker sauce that can be sweet or smoky in different degrees all in all it’s all about preference and styles of spice.
Sticky wings usually use brown sugar or honey to bring a sweet sticky finish to the chicken wings.
4 servings per container
Serving Size3 wings
- Amount Per ServingCalories210
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 4g 20%
- Sodium 590mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 17g 34%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Chicken wings can be served with a salad, and taste great with rice, especially so with cauliflower rice. More ideas for serving suggestions are sweet potato wedges, broccoli and cauliflower cheese, onion rings or why not try courgette fries for a change.
Any left-over wings can be kept in the fridge for three to four days, but make sure they are well covered first. I don’t usually have any left-over wings in my house, they usually get devoured very quickly by my family and friends.
Tips for keto wings
This recipe can be keto friendly if you remove the tomato puree and the honey, which you can leave out, or substitute for a teaspoon of your choice of sweetener. The soy sauce can be opted out or you could use an alternative, coconut aminos. The amended recipe will now have zero carbs.