For ultimate crispiness, put the barbecue sauce on AFTER baking, then serve right away.
Can you put BBQ sauce on raw chicken wings?
Some recipes call for baking/grilling chicken wings in BBQ sauce. My method involves baking the wings first to guarantee crispiness.
However, even if you weren’t looking for a crispy coating (i.e just baking chicken pieces in the regular way), we would recommend adding the sauce after cooking, or for the last 5 minutes of cooking only. Barbecue sauce has a lot of sugars in, which can burn and taste bitter if cooked for a long period or over too high a heat.
How do you get sauce to stick to chicken wings?
These baked wings have a crispy, craggy exterior, so the sauce will easily cling to the wings without sliding off.
Do I need to marinate the wings first?
Nope. We want the chicken skin to be dry so we can get it extra crispy.
Is there a vegetarian option?
These Baked Asian Cauliflower Wings are as good as this chicken version.
Bake the cauliflower in the same way, Serve with barbecue sauce.