Apple Bourbon Chicken Wings

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Apple Bourbon Chicken Wings
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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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We baked chicken wings in a sweet and savory apple bourbon sauce for a flavorful dish that will have them asking for seconds.
By Cheri Liefeld
Created Aug 13, 2012


  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • 5 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple jelly
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Cut each chicken wing at joints to make 3 pieces; discard tip.
  • 2
    In large bowl, toss chicken with 2 teaspoons of the oil, the salt and black pepper. Place chicken in pan. Bake uncovered 50 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix apple jelly, bourbon, brown sugar, garlic, red pepper and remaining 3 teaspoons oil. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Remove chicken from oven. Drizzle half of the sauce over chicken; turn to coat with sauce.
  • 5
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Serve chicken wings with remaining sauce.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use the same sauce on chicken breasts and grill them for an easy weeknight dinner.
  • tip 2
    For an alcohol-free version, omit the bourbon.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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