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Slow Cooker Wings with Spicy BBQ Sauce on a white dish

Slow Cooker Wings with Spicy BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Wings with Spicy BBQ Sauce are fall off the bone tender chicken wings, cooked low and slow and filled with flavor. These are perfect party food, game day food - share food at it's best.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Wing Recipe, Crockpot Chicken Wings, Slow Cooker Chicken Wings, Spicy Chicken Wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Calories 440kcal
Author Marie Roffey


  • 3 pounds chicken wings

For the spice mix

  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy

To serve

  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro optional
  • Strips of cucumber and peppers optional


  • Cut the wings into 3 pieces - wing tips, wing flats and drumettes. Discard the wing tips. Place the rest in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the spice mix ingredients. Reserve ¼ cup of the spices and tip the rest over the chicken wing pieces. Mix well.
  • To the quarter cup of reserved spices, add the sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Spray the slow cooker bowl with oil then add the wing pieces. Pour over ¾ cup of the sauce (keep the rest aside) mix then cook on low for 4-5 hours until cooked and tender.
  • Turn the broiler to high. Cover a large baking sheet in aluminium foil, then place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with oil then sit the chicken wings in a single layer on the rack. Cook under the broiler for 5 minutes, turn them over then cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Brush liberally with the remaining sauce mix, broil for 2 minutes and repeat.
  • Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with sour cream and vegetable strips



You can cook frozen wings in a slow cooker, by using the high setting for frozen wings and cook them for around 3-4 hours.
Easy Recipe Tip: Always buy the wings that have been cut into two pieces. This makes this recipe a cinch!


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1056mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 2445IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.2mg