flowerSweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

My hubby was hungry for chicken wings today… I dug up this recipe for the sweet & spicy bbq sauce. This is the first time I make this but it was very very good as my hubby says…it’s a keeper.

It was easy to put together..doesn’t take long to cook down and thicken.  So overall easy supper.  That’s the way I like it!

All during supper we’d take turns to say how good it was!  YUM!!!

I saved it for my camp recipes…it will be great when we all get together for a potluck.

So here goes;

Sweet & Spicy Bbq Chicken Wings:

  1. 16 chicken thighs, (you could do boneless, skinless). I did chicken wings and they turned out great.
  2. 4 garlic cloves – 1 TBSP
  3. fresh parsley – to sprinkle on top once done
  4. 1 small yellow onion
  5. 1-350 ml jar of orange marmalade (you could use apricot)
  6. 2 TBSP hot pepper jelly  or some hot sauce as desired
  7. 2 TBSP Dijon mustard
  8. 2 TBSP honey
  9. 1/2 cup Ketchup
  10. 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  11. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  12. 1/2 cup orange juice
  13. salt & pepper to taste
  14. 2 tsp of smoked Paprika ( I used mild)
  15. Grapeseed oil to saute onion, garlic)


  • heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat
  • add 1 TBSP oil
  • add onions and cook for about 4 minutes
  • add garlic and cook another 2 minutes
  • add marmalade and pepper jelly and cook till melted
  • add orange juice and cider vinegar
  • bring to a simmer and then add the ketchup, honey, Dijon and Worcestershire sauce
  • adjust heat to medium low and simmer stirring often for about 15 minutes..add 1/2 tsp salt
  • you can put in a blender and purée if you prefer, I left it as is.
  • use about 1 cup to brush on chicken for the last 3 minutes of cooking ….keep the rest for a dipping sauce if required


  • take a cookie sheet and cover it with foil then a sheet of parchment paper…easy cleanup
  • dry your chicken pieces with paper towel they will brown better
  • place them on prepared cookie sheet
  • sprinkle with salt & pepper and smoked paprika on BOTH SIDES
  • place in a 375 degree oven ( I did convection roast) it’s ok if you don’t have a convection oven
  • after 12 minutes I turned my chicken wings over
  • cook for another 12 minutes….adding the sauce for the last 3-4 minutes
  • Note:  I used chicken wings…half a pack from about 25 or so wings.


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