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Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for game day, tailgating or a fall get together.  These baked chicken wings are glazed with a sweet and spicy whiskey barbecue sauce that will leave you licking your fingers clean!

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for game day, tailgating or a fall get together. These baked chicken wings are glazed with a spiced whiskey barbecue sauce and full of flavor

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Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

Football season is upon us.

You know the drill…Sundays are reserved for my husband’s football viewing pleasure and I am prioritizing what football watching food we eat. We are Packers fans in this house, even though we live in Cleveland.  

Football food usually includes things like with veggies and pretzels, some sort of Cheesy Black Bean Dip, Chicken Hummus Bites, a pot of Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili and chicken wings, like today’s Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings.

There is nothing like a big, delicious spread when watching football.

I love chicken wings and make them a lot during the fall.

Today’s Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are the perfect finger food for game day.

These are finger lickin’ good. I promise you will be licking every last bit of sauce you can find off of your plate.

When I make wings I like to bake them, making them a little healthier than fried wings, but still with a slightly crispy skin. This homemade whiskey barbecue sauce is a nice balance of sweet and spicy.

I love to double the recipe so I have a jar in the fridge for later.

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for game day, tailgating or a fall get together. These baked chicken wings are glazed with a spiced whiskey barbecue sauce and full of flavor

Today’s Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings uses Gaur Spice Whiskey.  

It is the essence of Indian heritage–exotic aromas and spices.

A small batch American whiskey that fuses East and West cultural traditions. Gaur Spice Whiskey draws from the ancient Indian practices of spice-mixing.

Whiskey infused with nutmeg, clove, ginger and cinnamon.  

The warm spices work wonderfully in this whiskey barbecue sauce.

Their love of tradition, the finest ingredients and world class American Whiskeys inspired the creation of this unique blend.

It is the perfect blend for your favorite cocktail or in recipes, like today’s Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings.

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are the perfect football watching food. Finger licking good!

If you like Bourbon Whiskeys you need to try Cavalry Bourbon , which is also great in cocktails or would work well in recipes, like today’s Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings. Cavalry Bourbon Whiskey bottles more than just fine spirits.

It bottles the spirit of unity itself, from an era when sharing a good drink was a symbol of fraternity.

It bottles the spirit of the twenty-one gun salute.

It bottles a sense of rightness, of patriotism. It bottles the feeling you get when you respond to the call of your nation, when you stand up for justice and honor.

It is more than just fine spirits, it is spirit itself! Cavalry Bourbon seeks to embody the evolution of the revolutionary’s idealism, promising high quality and great flavor to those willing to reach for it.

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for game day, tailgating or a fall get together. These baked chicken wings are glazed with a spiced whiskey barbecue sauce and full of flavor

For today’s wings I actually used half chicken wings and half chicken legs or drumettes. I find that the legs or drumettes tend to have a bit more meat on them so I like to have both.

You can use whatever combination you want. The whiskey barbecue sauce recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce.

When I coated my wings and chicken legs I used about 1 1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce but it depends on how thick you like the sauce on your chicken. Feel free to use more or less.

You can store the remaining sauce in an air tight container, like a mason jar, in the fridge.

As I mentioned before Mike was a bartender in college and loves mixing up fun cocktails.

He enjoyed experimenting with both of these liquors and creating fun drinks. I loved using the whiskey to experiment in the kitchen and create delicious, finger licking recipes. No matter where your passion lies–these two brands of whiskey are great for both.

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Whiskey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for game day, tailgating or a fall get together. These baked chicken wings are glazed with a spiced whiskey barbecue sauce and full of flavor.

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings and drumettes , thawed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional for spice}
  • 1/4 cup of Worstershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Gaur Spice Whiskey

For the Whiskey Barbecue Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Gaur Spice Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups store-bought ketchup or homemade ketchup
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce {optional for spice}
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

For the chicken wings:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a slip mat and set a wire baking rack on top of the aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place the chicken wings, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, Worstershire sauce and whiskey to coat the wings. Toss the everything together until the wings are coated and seasoned. Cover and refrigerate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  3. Begin preparing your barbecue sauce at this point {see below}.
  4. When ready to cook the chicken spread the chicken into a single layer on the baking sheet. Set aside the sauce that the chicken was marinading in for later. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes on one side, remove from oven and use a brush to spread the reserved sauce over each side of the chicken. Flip the chicken and bake for another 20 minutes or until they are crispy and cooked through.
  5. Once the wings are cooked, toss them in the sauce until coated {the sauce makes 2 cups--I used 1 1/2 cups for the wings} and serve with green onion, celery and blue cheese dipping sauce.

For the Barbecue Whiskey Sauce:

  1. While the chicken wings marinade, heat the whiskey over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic once the whiskey is heated and cook until the onions are tender and translucent, about 9-10. minutes. Mix in the pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce and brown sugar and stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Set a mesh strainer in a large bowl and pour the barbecue sauce in. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to push the sauce through the strainer. Remove and discard the garlic and onion pieces.
  3. Either store the sauce in an airtight container and refrigerate once cooled off or toss your wings in the sauce.

Notes

The sauce makes about 2 cups. When I coat 3 lbs of wings and legs I used about 1 1/2 cups of sauce and saved the rest. This is a personal preference based on how saucy you like your wings.

You can double or triple this recipe when making a bigger batch of wings. Or you can also store the sauce in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge and use it for things like sandwiches and grilled meats.

Today’s post is sponsored by Cavalry Bourbon & Gaur Spiced Whiskey. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting brands that allow me to create new recipes for you. 

 

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Kristy

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Are you able to can this BBQ sauce too???

Julia

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

I have never tried but I don't see why not. The only thing I don't know is how long it would last in the fridge sealed. I would assume if you look up other recipes for homemade canned bbq sauce you would get an idea of how long it would keep.

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