My 3 Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Chicken Wings recipe is our go-to for an easy scrumptious meal when entertaining any time of the year!
BBQ wings always put a smile on everyone’s face. Just have a nice stack of napkins handy!
I don’t know about you, but I like just a tiny bit of char on my BBQ Chicken Wings. The secret to making delicious Crockpot BBQ Wings is in the final step!
Almost everyone loves BBQ Wings! My recipe is an easy and affordable way to provide delicious party food everyone will love. Need another flavor? See our Lemon Pepper Wings recipe.
Bone in, Skin on store brand Drummettes or Wing sections both work well for this easy BBQ Wings recipe. They come in 2 1/2 lb. bags and I usually cook two for our crew.
I use my 6 qt. Crockpot to make this recipe with 5 lbs. of wings and they fit comfortably.
Add your frozen wings to the Crockpot after rinsing them in a colander. Always rinse chicken before cooking! Do not thaw the wings prior to cooking! They thaw, cook and soak up flavor all at one time in just 2 or 3 hours!
Cover with the cola. When we have Coke on hand that is what I use but the store brand and even diet cola works just fine also.
The wings are going to create their own juice while cooking so you only want to barely cover with cola. The combination of the chicken juices and the cola will create a tender juicy deliciousness in your BBQ Wings!
Drain the cooked wings well before adding the BBQ sauce.
Line a large baking pan with foil and spray the foil with non-stick spray. Lay your wings out in rows and brush with your desired amount of BBQ sauce.
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BBQ Wings are great for any time of the year. Summer get-together’s, Christmas parties, Birthday celebrations, New Year’s or anytime. Be sure to provide your guest with Wet Wipes for these finger lickin’ good BBQ Wings! You can find Wet Ones in single packets on Amazon here.
Disposable aluminum pans are quite handy to have on hand if you do much entertaining for large crowds. I do not do the oven step in these pans. I use them for serving only so there is one less thing to clean after our soiree. You want your wings in a single layer for the oven step.
Side Dishes to serve with your Crockpot BBQ Wings
Southern Potato Salad (made from scratch!)
Our Homemade Creamy Cole Slaw is the perfect side dish with BBQ Wings!
The secret to perfectly cooked Crockpot BBQ Chicken Wings is placing them in the oven for a few minutes after removing them from the crockpot. The oven sets the BBQ sauce and keeps the wings from being too wet from cooking in the liquid. When I am in a hurry, I do not turn them over to baste and brown the other side. Shhhhh! Don’t tell!
- 12-16 chicken wings, do not thaw
- 1 can Coke
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce (we use Sweet Baby Ray's)
- Turn Crockpot on low.
- Pour the can of coke into the crockpot.
- Place all of the chicken wings into the Coke.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
- Remove wings from Crockpot onto a baking pan covered with foil.
- Brush wings generously with BBQ sauce
- Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes, just until the BBQ is heated.
- Serve and enjoy!