Sticky Honey BBQ Wings

Perfect for summer, these honey BBQ wings from Niall Kirkland are baked to get that perfect crispy skin and then tossed in an irresistibly sticky, punchy sauce. If the sun’s out and you’re after an even more authentic smoky BBQ taste, we definitely recommend firing up those coals and cooking them on the grill rather than baking in the oven.

The homemade sauce might take you a few more minutes than just going for a shop-bought one, but trust us, the flavors make it absolutely worth it. It’s made with our Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce too, ideal for keeping down the calorie count and reducing your sugar intake.

We recommend serving up with some of your favorite BBQ sides like corn on the cob and potato salad. Or, they work just fine as a tasty snack on their own with plenty of soured cream & chive dip.

Makes 20 wings


For the chicken wings:

  • 20 wings
  • 2 tbsp. plain flour
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil

For the honey BBQ sauce:

  • 150ml Sugar-Free Sauce (BBQ)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules

Optional extras:

  • Chives to garnish
  • Soured cream & chive dip


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F.
  2. First pat dry the chicken wings using a paper towel, then transfer to a large bowl. Coat wings in plain flour, then mix together smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic granules, salt, and black pepper before adding to wings and tossing until completely coated in seasoning.
  3. Transfer wings to 2 lined baking trays, splitting into two batches, brush or spray with coconut oil, and then bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the honey BBQ sauce ingredients until fully combined. Once wings are baked, remove from oven and drizzle with honey BBQ sauce. Using tongs, flip your wings to coat in sauce and then once completely coated, bake for a final 5 minutes and then remove.
  5. Garnish with chives and serve immediately — they go perfectly with soured cream chive dip.

Nutritional info per 3 wings:

Calories Carbs Protein Fat
304 13g 22.7g 17g

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 304
Total Fat 17g
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Protein 22.7g

Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here:

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