Bourbon BBQ Chicken Wings

Bourbon BBQ Chicken Wings

Course: Chicken Recipes, Main Food Recipes


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Cooking time






  • 500g chicken wings

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

  • 100ml bourbon whiskey of your choice

  • 2 tbsp of tomato puree

  • 2 tbsp of soft brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar

  • 4 tbsp of tomato ketchup

  • 1 tbsp of sriracha sauce

  • 3 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tsp of salt

  • 2 tsp of pepper

  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper

  • 30ml of water, if the sauce is too thick

  • spring onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  • Heat the oil on medium in a small saucepan.
  • Fry the chopped onions and garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the whiskey followed by all the other ingredients and stir. Bring to the boil and lower the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture to get a smooth sauce.
  • Set aside until the wings are cooked.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel.
  • Either cook on the BBQ or in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until cooked.
  • Pour the bourbon BBQ sauce over the cooked chicken wings and enjoy.
  • (You can cover with the sauce before cooking if you prefer. If you do make sure to keep some sauce behind for dipping)
  • (I chose to precook the wings in the oven for 25 minutes then popped them on the BBQ for another 10 minutes and coated them in the sauce)