No need to fry these baked chicken wings are super crispy! Coated in a flavor-packed copycat Jack Daniels sauce, they’re the perfect appetizer!
For The Wings:
4 lbs chicken wings cut into drumettes and flats (discard tips)
2 Tbsp baking powder NOT baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
For The Jack Daniels Sauce:
1 Tbsp roasted garlic see methodhere
1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar light brown could be substituted
1 cup pineapple juice
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp yellow onion finely minced
1 Tbsp Jack Daniels whiskey or another bourbon whiskey
1 Tbsp crushed pineapple
1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to your tastes
pinch of black pepper
1 . For The Sauce :
2 . Roast garlic
3 . In a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar, pineapple juice, water, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce until combined. Bring to a boil over MED heat, then reduce heat to LOW to simmer.
4 . Add in roasted garlic and whisk to fully incorporate.
5 . Stir remaining sauce ingredients into the saucepan and simmer for about 40-45 minutes, until sauce is syrupy and has reduced by half.
6 . Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
7 . When ready to use the sauce, microwave for a bit to loosen the sauce up.
8 . For The Chicken Wings :
9 . Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
10 . Move your oven racks to the lower-middle and upper-middle positions and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
11 . Lay a cooling or baking rack over the top of the prepared baking sheet and spray it with cooking spray.
12 . Combine baking powder and remaining spices in a small bowl.
13 . Add half the chicken wings to a large paper bag (or plastic zip-top bag) and pour in half the baking powder mixture. Hold the bag closed and shake to coat the wings.
14 . Repeat with remaining wings and baking powder mixture in another bag.
15 . Shake off any excess spices and place wings on the prepared baking rack, skin side up.
16 . Bake the wings on the lower-middle oven rack for 30 minutes.
17 . Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F and move wings to upper-middle rack position.
18 . Bake for 40-45 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time.
19 . Remove baking sheet and let sit for 5 minutes.
20 . Toss wings in sauce and enjoy!