Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings
Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

These Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings are…’off the hook’ (to use a favorite quote from the 90s).  Be sure to make the Perfect BBQ Rub (so easy!).  And then mix up the bourbon maple BBQ sauce, and then grill to perfection.  You will not believe how delicious these babies are.  Wow, oh wow…so good.  Perfect for a summer BBQ!!

Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

Bourbon Maple BBQ chicken wings...what else needs to be said? I love to grill these up using entire chicken wings. Just so yummy. Incredible BBQ. One of our all-time favorites!
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Course: BBQ
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: chicken wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 415kcal



  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated onion use medium holes on a box cutter
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper




  • Heat a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the butter to melt.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the bourbon, syrup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir to incorporate.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and reserve.


  • Fire up your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add the wings, oil , vinegar and rub in a large freezer bag, seal, and toss until the wings are completely coated.
  • Once grill is ready, add wings to the grill.
  • Cook on each side until slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Slather on the BBQ sauce, and cook for another 2 minutes each per side.
  • Remove and serve with remaining BBQ sauce and homemade blue cheese dressing!


Calories: 415kcal
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    • Hi Thalia! It’s so funny. We were in Atlanta last week reviewing some amazing restaurants for H2FaL, and at the airport on the way home, we stopped into this bar/restaurant. A small place, and I ordered some bourbon maple wings. They were literally the best wings I have ever had in my life! At the Atlanta Airport! Who knew. I just had to try and re-create them. They served the entire wing, which we really liked. It took me a few batches to get them just right, but, oh my goodness are the good!

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