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Easy Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe

These game day bourbon chicken wings appetizers are finger-licking good!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author My Boys & Their Toys


  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each; salt & pepper


  1. To make the bourbon wing sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add the bourbon whiskey, brown sugar, tomato paste, onion and garlic powder, salt and, pepper. Whisk to combine. Bring to a low simmer.

    Next, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken wings in a large bowl and pour 1/2 of the bourbon sauce over the wings. Leave the remaining wing sauce in the saucepan. Toss the wings to coat them well. Arrange the wings (with space between each wing) on a foil-lined baking pan that has a generous amount of cooking spray.

    Cooking the chicken wings: Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, then turn the wings over and bake an additional 12-15 minutes, or until a nice rich brown color.

    While the wings are cooking, continue simmering the remaining sauce until thickened. When wings are done, transfer to a platter and brush wings with the remaining sauce. Serve with ranch and bleu cheese dressing.