Ever wondered how to get the easiest and best chicken wings with flavor exploding but still the crunch and moistness that you find at a BBQ cook-off? You have come to the right place.
First off, let’s talk about how much this girl loves BBQ. I love it. Wings, ribs, sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans… all of it.
The first 7 years of my adulthood – I lived all over the south from Central Texas to South Carolina and everywhere in between. Which means I have tasted some incredible BBQ.
I can differentiate between the smokiness of Texas BBQ, the mustard and high-vinegar sauce from South Carolina BBQ, the very spicy Memphis BBQ, the white-sauced BBQ of Alabama – which I fell in love with UNTIL… a trip to to Kansas City lead me to the combination of Molasses and Spice at Q39 and I fell off my chair.
I just knew I had to bring that flavor back to my house… and I had to figure out how to do it in an Apartment AND without a Smoker or Grill.
Yes – all this recipe needs is some foil, Liquid Smoke, and some foil. Get ready for the explosion of flavor that you are about to experience.Print
- 2 cups Molasses BBQ Sauce – Stubbs has a really good one or Weber Real Molasses BBQ Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups of dry Chipotle BBQ Rub – I like a sweeter chicken rub so I like Heath Riles Honey Chipotle Rub, but McCormick GrillMasters has a great sweet and spicy rub that will do the trick too!
- 1/2 cup Liquid Smoke
- 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 18 wings
- Cilantro for garnish
- Heat oven to 300 degrees.
- Cover cooking sheet with foil with edges folded up (you will make a boat with a top layer of foil later)
- In a bowl, combine liquid smoke, onion powder, white sugar, and salt.
- Toss all wings in the mixture until coated and place on cooking sheet.
- Lightly sprinkle rub on your wings and top with a sprinkle of brown sugar.
- Place a top piece of foil over the wings and close to make a boat for the wings.
- Cook wings for 20 minutes, rotating half-way through.
- After 20 minutes of cooking – (wings should be at 185-190 degrees) remove from oven and coat with BBQ Sauce and the rest of the brown sugar.
- Put wings back in oven for 10 minutes to let brown sugar and sauce caramelize.
- If desire a super crispy crunch, turn Broil on High for 3-5 minutes and let the wings crunch up!
- Serve with more sauce and cilantro.