Fried Honey Barbecue Chicken Wings

Honey Barbecue Wings

Diana Rattray

  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings

These flavorful honey barbecued chicken wings are fried and then baked in their sauce. What makes it a true hit is that it's really simple to prepare! 


  • Enough neutral oil to cover wings
  • 20 chicken wings, tips removed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oil up to about 350 F in the deep fryer, or use a deep heavy skillet or Dutch oven with enough oil to cover several wings lying flat.

  2. Whisk together eggs and water. Set aside.

  3. Mix together the barbecue sauce and honey. Make the sauce as sweet as you like.

  4. Put the flour into a food storage bag, then shake the wings in it to lightly coat.

  5. Roll the wings in the egg wash, then toss them back into the bag. You want a fairly heavy coating of flour so the barbeque sauce has something to hang onto. You may want to dip and shake 2 to 3 times, using more flour and eggs as needed.

  6. Fry the wings in batches until they're golden brown and crispy. You'll be baking them later, so don't worry about the wings being thoroughly cooked. Drain chicken wings on paper towels.

  7. Preheat oven to 325 F.

  8. Once the chicken pieces are browned and drained, dip each piece into the barbeque sauce and honey mixture and place onto cookie sheets. Make sure the pieces don't touch each other.

  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they no longer look shiny and the chicken tests done (juices run clear when poked with a knife). Baking dries the coating out a bit and sets the coating so it doesn't fall off.