Freezer-Friendly Barbecue Wings For Your Next Cookout! [Recipe] |

Freezer-Friendly Barbecue Wings For Your Next Cookout! [Recipe]

These freezer-friendly barbecue wings are a fantastic choice for a game night, cookout, or dinner party. You can make these wings ahead of time and serve them for your next big event, birthday party, or just for a quick dinner idea during the week.

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To make these wings, you will need chicken wings, ketchup, light brown sugar, soy sauce, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

You can substitute some of these ingredients with other things like tomato sauce, honey, tamari sauce, liquid aminos, chopped onions, minced garlic, and sriracha.

If you do not want to prepare chicken, wings, this recipe can work with chicken breasts, pork loin, and even fried broccoli. The secret to this dish is the finger-licking delicious sauce, which can be poured over other foods as well.

Before you do anything, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Bake your wings for about 40 minutes, but flip them halfway through, until they brown and crisp up. In the meantime, prepare the sauce by mixing the ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes if you want them.

Pour some of the sauce onto your wings and bake them for a further 10 minutes.

Freezing and Unfreezing the BBQ Wings

When you need to save your barbecue wings for later, you should leave the wings uncooked and freeze them as they are. In a freezer-safe container, place all the sauce ingredients, and freeze as well. Label both containers and freeze for up to six months. Thaw them overnight and cook according to instructions.

You can also save any leftover wings in the fridge in an airtight container for up to four days. Reheat them in the microwave for 45 seconds and serve warm.

Enjoy these wings with some coleslaw, fries, or mashed potatoes!

Freezer-Friendly Barbecue Wings

Course: Main MealCuisine: Freezer-Friendly, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Friendly


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A real crowd pleaser, these delicious wings are perfect for game nights or birthday parties!

Prepare 4 servings now and 4 for the freezer.


  • 4 lbs (1.8 kg) chicken wings, separated at the joint

  • 1 cup (128 g) ketchup

  • 1 cup (128 g) light brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tsps liquid smoke

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F (204 C).
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the chicken wings on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until the skin is browned and crisp. Make sure to flip half-way through the cooking time.
  • While the chicken wings are baking, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, liquid smoke, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if desired) until the mixture is smooth.
  • For the final 10 minutes of baking, pour the sauce over the chicken wings and bake them until they’re glazed.

Looking to try another tasty freezer-friendly meal? Check out this Freezer-Friendly Minestrone Soup recipe!