اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ
Honey BBQ chicken wings are the perfect appetisers to please everyone. These barbecue fried chicken wings are crispy on the inside and sweet and sticky on the outside. Covered in a sweet and tangy sauce these honey BBQ wings are made for sharing with their mild flavour that even the little ones can enjoy. This barbecue chicken wings recipe is so easy to make yet so flavoursome. Switch this recipe by replacing the chicken wings with chicken drumsticks. No matter how you choose to make it they are the perfect recipe for you!
These delicious honey BBQ chicken wings are juicy and full of flavours. I know I am biased, but these are genuinely one of the best BBQ chicken wings out there! Coated in a generous blend of spices then fried until delicious crispy before being lathered in the best homemade honey BBQ sauce ever! I know, they sound so perfect. And they are! Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of anything BBQ flavoured you will fall in love with these BBQ chicken wings.
This BBQ chicken wings recipe is my little brother and little cousin’s FAVOURITE food. All the two of them go on about is these chicken wings. Technically speaking you could use any chicken you like, but I like to stick to chicken wings. BBQ chicken is the perfect appetizer for any and every event like parties, sports, barbecues, picnics and so much more! Everything about these chicken wings is so good. From the flawlessly spices chicken to the incredibly tangy yet sweet honey BBQ sauce.
I always use chicken wings with skin as it helps give the honey BBQ wings a crispier exterior. However, you could also use chicken wings without skin. The flavour will still be there, but they simply will not be as crispy. I highly recommend that you actually use chicken wings with skin. The only reason that I don’t always use chicken wings with skin is because my local halal butchers doesn’t always have chicken wings with skin.
These chicken wings are extremely easy to make. The longest process is leaving the chicken to marinade. You could always skip out the marination time if you are in a massive hurry. Marination doesn’t actually work as well as most people would think, and you don’t have to marinate the wing. At times I have fried the chicken wings almost immediately after adding the seasoning and flour and they were still incredibly tasty. However, the option to marinate is there if you would like to! Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.
The chicken wings do need to be dry before you add the spices and what I usually did was pat them with a clean paper towel. HOWEVER, I recently learnt an AWESOME method from Dedra of Queenslee Appétit to help dry wings. You place the chicken wings on to a rack then place in the refrigerator uncovered for 3 hours turning them over halfway to allow them to dry evenly on both sides and voila! You have your perfectly dry wings. I know this method does take some time, so if you are in a bit of a rush you can stick to the much-loved method of a paper towel.
For the honey BBQ sauce, I try to always use the same brand of ingredients. Different brands always taste differently due to varying contents of salt and other ingredients. This is ESPECIALLY the case with the barbecue sauce as some BBQ sauce tastes so different to others. I always use the HP Classic BBQ sauce. I do not think the major supermarket retailers have it in stock anymore, but I usually buy it from B&M bargains.
The hot sauce I get is not very common in many stores. I have bought another hot sauce from Tesco. I am going to try it out next time and see if it yields similar results. Currently I use the crystal branded original hot sauce. The problem is that I can only find it one store. The store is a Pakistani grocery store on Stratford Road, Birmingham. I can’t remember the exact name of the store, but it is somewhere near the centre of the shopping section. I live relatively far from Birmingham. So, whenever I do go to Birmingham, I am sure to stock up on this hot sauce.
In terms of the honey, I have used multiple different brands. Generally, I use the Tesco branded clear honey one. Last, but not least for the tomato ketchup I have always used Heinz. You could use whichever tomato ketchup you want to use. With the honey and tomato ketchup it isn’t too vital to have the exact same. I have used alternative options many times in the past and it always tastes delicious.
For an even quicker recipe you could just buy a honey BBQ sauce from the supermarket. However, making it homemade is much tastier and you can adjust the sweetness or tanginess as required! The sauce doesn’t take long to make at all, but the option to buy store-bought is always there I suppose if you want to!
These barbecue fried chicken wings are crispy on the inside and sweet and sticky on the outside.
I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.
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