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Crockpot Honey BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 550kcal
Craving some wings but want to keep your life simple? This slow cooker chicken wings recipe is a stress free way to make succulent chicken, loaded with mouthwatering finger-licking flavors! 
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  • Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liners
  • 4 pounds chicken wings or wingettes patted dry

For the Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch saved for the end of the recipe


  • Line your slow cooker with a Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner.
  • Stir together the spice ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wings and toss to fully combine.
  • Add the rubbed wings to the slow cooker.
  • Using the same bowl, stir together all of the sauce ingredients except the cornstarch. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours, or on low for 3-4 hours until the wings reach an internal temperature of 165F.
  • Remove the wings from the slow cooker (leaving the sauce) and place in a large bowl. Stir the cornstarch into 2 tablespoons cold water, and then add to the sauce mixture inside the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cook the sauce on high for 10 more minutes. Pour the thickened sauce over the wings and toss to coat.
  • Serve and enjoy!



For crispy wings, drizzle the finished wings in a bit of the sauce and place in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until crispy to your liking. 


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1588mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg