Overhead shot of a plate of BBQ wings with a pastry brush resting on the plate

Brown Sugar BBQ Baked Wings

These Brown Sugar BBQ Baked Wings are such an easy, crowd pleasing game day snack! The wings are incredibly crispy, and they’re baked in the oven using a special trick! The BBQ sauce is made in no time on the stove, and it’s the perfect amount of sweet. This wing method will be your new go-to!

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Snack
Cuisine American, Appetizer, Gluten Free
Keyword baked bbq wings, baked wings recipe, brown sugar bbq sauce, cripsy baked wings recipe, easy wing recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -6
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the wings

  • 2 pounds Sprouts chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • nonstick cooking spray

For the brown sugar BBQ sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups Sprouts ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sprouts dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Pat wings dry with paper towels. Place wings in a large, non-reactive glass or plastic bowl. Add the salt and toss to coat. Sprinkle the baking powder over the wings and toss again to coat. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. (This step helps the wings get super crispy when they’re baked!)

  2. Preheat oven to 450℉. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside. Place wings in an even layer on the baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes, then flip them, and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until golden and crispy.

  3. While wings are baking, in a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.

  4. When wings are finished baking, add to a large bowl along with ½-¾ cup (or desired amount!) of BBQ sauce and toss to coat! The amount is totally up to you and how saucy you want them! (You will have extra sauce leftover for another use!) Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce and enjoy!