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Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
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5 from 9 votes

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

These Honey BBQ Chicken Wings are marinated in sweet orange juice, grilled to perfection in the barbecue, then served with a quick to prepare honey almond sauce. You can also cook them in the oven, but to me, there's nothing quite like barbecued wings!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinade Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: global
Keyword: game day, grilling
Servings: 5
Author: Aline Shaw


  • Barbecue


For the Marinade:

  • 3 lbs of chicken wings
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 orange about 1/2 of a cup
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • zest of 1 orange

For Grilling

  • Coarse salt for grilling (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 c of olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/2 c cilantro leaves finely minced
  • 1/2 c almonds finely chopped


  • Season the wings with salt and pepper, and let them sit for 10-15 mins
  • Mix in the olive oil, garlic, and orange juice
  • Add the wings and the marinade to a ziplock bag, and let it marinade in the fridge for at least 30 mins
  • While the chicken is marinating, make the sauce
  • Add orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, salt, honey, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and almonds to a blender and pulse a few times (just enough to crack the almonds, and roughly chop the cilantro) to mix all the ingredients. Transfer to a container, and let it sit room temp.
  • When the chicken is done marinating, heat up the grill to medium heat, or preheat your oven to 350F
  • Pat the wings dry with a paper towel, and add some coarse salt
  • Throw the wings on the hot grill (or put them in a baking sheet for baking)
  • Grill or bake until the wings are starting to get crispy - about 15 mins in, depending on your grill, and about 25 mins if you're using the oven. Then, flip them to let them finish cooking on the other side - another 15 or so minutes on the grill and 10-15 mins in the oven.
  • When the wings are cooked and crispy, remove them from the grill or oven and place them in a large bowl, while still hot. Pour as much of the sauce over the wings as you'd like and toss to coat.

Bom Apetite!!