Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Avoid Buffalo burnout and bake up a batch of these bacon-wrapped chicken wings for your next get-together. The homemade barbecue sauce, made with pantry staples and a generous pour of bourbon, gives them a special finish.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Chicken

1/4
teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
3
lb chicken wingettes and drummettes
12
slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

Bourbon Sauce

1/2
cup ketchup
1/2
cup bourbon
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with sides with heavy-duty foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Sprinkle pepper over chicken. Wrap each chicken piece with a half slice of bacon.
  • 3 Place bacon-wrapped chicken pieces on cookie sheets, bacon end down. Bake uncovered 30 minutes; turn chicken; rotate cookie sheets in oven. Bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until golden brown and juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F).
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix Bourbon Sauce ingredients; heat to simmering over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 5 In large bowl, toss chicken with half of the sauce. Serve warm with remaining sauce on the side for dipping.

Expert Tips

Purchase already cut chicken wings in the meat or frozen foods section. They're sometimes called chicken drummies or wingettes and drummettes. You can use just the drummettes if you prefer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.