Scrumptious Barbecue Honey Wings

As you may know, Labor Day Weekend is around the corner. This year it falls on September 6th and I’m so ready to eat. One of my favorite things to make are chicken wings loaded with barbecue sauce.

I can eat fifty wings in one sitting. Just thinking about them, makes me drool. Anyways, ⁣my recipe for these juicy Barbecue Honey Wings are loaded with flavor that are slightly sweet and tangy. They’re just the tiniest bit sticky—exactly the way they should be.⁣

Can I make this Keto?

Yes you can. The ingredients and instructions are towards the end and they taste is about the same.

You can’t consume honey on Keto, however below are great substitutes.

  1. Stevia
  2. Sucralose
  3. Erythritol
  4. Xylitol
  5. Monk Fruit Sweetener
  6. Yacon Syrup

However, their are three different types of cooking directions you can choose from. They are all listed in the directions towards the end. My favorite way is using an Air Fryer and the reasons are below.

  • Faster than the oven: Oven baked wings are amazing, but they can take 30 minutes to an hour to cook and get that great crispy skin. Wings in the air fryer only take about 20 minutes!
  • Crispy Skin: When using an air fryer, you end up with a crispy product that’s just as good as if it were truly “fried”, without the extra calories!

What dipping sauce(s) can be used?

You can enjoy these wings by themselves or with any of the sauces below.

1) Creamy Ranch

2) Blue Cheese

3) Sriracha

4) Honey Mustard

What sides vegetables can I use?

1) Celery

2) Carrots

3) Cucumber

4) Cauliflower

Note: You can use all four.

Let’s get started

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Ingredients:⁣

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (approx. 10) ⁣
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce⁣
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (any)⁣
  • 1/2 cup honey ⁣
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour⁣
  • 2 teaspoons salt⁣
  • 2 teaspoons paprika⁣
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper⁣
  • Oil for deep-fat frying (Canola Oil preferred) ⁣⁣

Make it Keto

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (approx. 10) ⁣
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce⁣
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar free KETO sweetener
  • 1 cup Pork Panko
  • 2 teaspoons salt⁣
  • 2 teaspoons paprika⁣
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper⁣
  • Oil for deep-fat frying (Canola Oil preferred)**

OR**

  • Use air fryer
  • Use oven

Garnish:

Fresh or dry parsley (optional)

Fresh or dry chives (optional)

Directions:

1) Cut wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections, if you are purchase full wings. It is better to purchase chicken wings that are already cut⁣.

Sauce:

2) 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.⁣

Keto: add your sugar free keto sweetener instead of honey and your sugar free barbecue sauce

3) 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. ⁣

KETO: You can deep fry or for a healthier alternative, you can use an air fryer or oven.

Air fryer:

  • Dry the wings well with paper towels. This is essential to getting a crispy coating.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the pork panko, salt, paprika and pepper. Add wings, a few at a time, and toss to coat.⁣
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the fry basket with cooking spray. Arrange wings in an even layer with the skin side up. Spray the top of the wings with cooking spray and air fry, turning the wings every 5 minutes for about 15 minutes or until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings and your air fryer but may take up to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from air fryer allow to rest for 5 minutes before tossing in sauce.
  • Continue to step 5.

Oven:

-Dry the wings well with paper towels.

-In a large bowl, combine the pork panko, salt, paprika and pepper. Add wings, a few at a time, and toss to coat.⁣

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

-Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack (I use a cooling rack) on top. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.

-Arrange wings, skin side up, in single layer on prepared wire rack.

-Bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings but may take up to 1 hour.

-Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer wings to bowl and toss with sauce.

-Drain on paper towels. Transfer wings to a large bowl; add sauce and toss to coat.⁣

-Continue to step 5.

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5) Garnish with fresh or dried Parsley and Chives. Serve with you choice of dipping sauce ( I prefer Ranch) and celery. ⁣

Enjoy.

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