Bourbon Street “Sweet Heat” Chicken Wings

Serves 6 (about 6-8 wings each)


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo wing sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 4-6 pounds chicken wings (drumettes and flat split, tips removed), patted dry


In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar, mustard, bourbon, and buffalo sauce. Reserve 1 cup  of sauce to toss cooked wings in later.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees; line two rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil. Coat foil with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, toss wings with reserved 1 cup of sauce. Divide chicken between baking sheets.
Bake chicken until opaque throughout, 30 to 35 minutes, turning chicken halfway through. Toss cooked wings in reserved sauce  and serve immediately.

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