Drunken BBQ Chicken Wings

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I normally roast my wings in my Big Easy or grill them over charcoal, so I was a little skeptical about this recipe for drunken BBQ chicken wings where the wings are slow-cooked in a Dutch oven. But, to my surprise, the final result was incredibly tasty and oh-so-tender. You’ll love the BBQ sauce on these wings. It’s a very traditional ketchup-based sauce with beer added in for a nice change.

Drunken BBQ Chicken Wings

To get a little crisp and color, I put the wings under the broiler for a few minutes after they were completely cooked. You can also cook these wings in a crockpot. You’ll still want to brown them under the broiler a bit before serving. Or better yet, toss them on a hot grill for a bit.

Also try my yummy garlic Parmesan wings.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Drunken BBQ Chicken Wings
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Drunken BBQ Chicken Wings

You’ll love the BBQ sauce on these wings. It’s a very traditional ketchup-based sauce with beer added in for a nice change.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 667kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken wings cut into flats and drumettes, tips removed (reserve for making chicken stock)
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite BBQ seasoning

For the BBQ sauce:


  • Preheat your oven to 325 F.
  • Cover the bottom of a large Dutch oven with the wings. Sprinkle with the BBQ rub. Add another layer of wings and rub until all of the wings are in the pot.
  • Slowly add the bottle of beer to the pot.
  • Cover the pot with foil (unless yours has a very tight-fitting lid) and add the lid.
  • Place in oven for about an hour or until the chicken is done, but not quite falling off the bone.
  • Meanwhile, make the BBQ sauce by combining the remaining ingredients in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and continue simmering for 10 minutes. Remove from heat until ready to use.
  • Remove pot from oven. Transfer wings to a rack over a baking pan.
  • Baste wings with the sauce. Place under broiler for a few minutes until starting to brown.
  • Flip wings, baste again, and place back under the broiler for a minute.
  • Flip wings one more time, baste, and place under broiler until they are the color you desire.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

To make these wings in a crockpot

  • Follow the directions above, except layer the wings in the bottom of a crockpot. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours.


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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