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Crockpot Chicken Wings with barbecue sauce

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Wings

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Chicken wings don’t get easier than these Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Wings! A simple homemade barbecue sauce covers chicken wings that are slow cooked for an easy dinner or appetizer.



  • 5 lbs chicken wings, separated at the joint, tips removed
  • 12-oz bottle chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • dash garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


Spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.  Place the wings in the bottom of the slow cooker.

In a bowl, combine the chili sauce, lemon juice, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, hot pepper sauce and garlic powder. Pour over the wings in the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the wings are tender.

Remove the wings from the slow cooker and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Transfer the liquid from the slow cooker to a pot, and place over high heat. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Add to the boiling liquid and stir in. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

Turn on the broiler.

Baste the tops of the wings with the thickened barbecue sauce. Place in the oven under the broiler until the tops are crisped and browned, just a couple minutes. (Make sure to keep an eye on them, as they will cook quickly.)

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook


  • Serving Size: about 5 wings
  • Calories: 553
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: slow cooker chicken wings