Saucy Baked Chicken Wings

We love to do a movie night with homemade takeout/junk food.  Homemade makes it healthier, tastier and you save money. Bonus! Saturday night it was storming here in Calgary, with rain, hail and wind. We popped the chicken wings in the oven (they had been marinating for 3 days in the fridge). And washed up the fresh produce we got at the farmers market that morning. Add an Epicure lemon dilly dip (made from mix) and we were munching on the couch. ( I also baked off 2 small sweet potatoes at the same time as the wings). Movie lineup included “into the storm” (tornado movie is perfect for a stormy night) and “the big short” ( how did that not win the Oscar???). 

I like to buy the big container of fresh wings from Costco. I divide it between 2 freezer bags. Next I make the marinade and divide it between the 2. One bag goes in the freezer, the other one in the fridge. 

Marinade – mix all this in a measuring cup and pour over chicken (this can also easily get halved if you are only making one batch)

  • 2/3 cup original flavour BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  •  4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Mexican (Mayan) chili powder
  • Hot sauce to taste – I do one big squirt of siracha

Note: if you only have regular chili powder, add a pinch of cinnamon. It’s what makes these wings over the top delicious. 


When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 F. Place on a greased, foil lined cookie sheet. 

Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Give it a good stir and let rest for a few minutes. 

Get your veggies ready. Don’t forget the carrots and celery sticks! 

As an aside, I have made this recipe with drumsticks. I called it ‘giant’ chicken wings. Just bake it a bit longer. 


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