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Root Beer BBQ Wings

The only barbecue sauce you’ll need this summer.

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For the Sauce
  • 3/4 c. root beer
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
To Make Barbecue Wings
  • 3 lb. chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire, lime juice, garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Simmer until the flavors meld and the sauce reduces slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. To make wings: Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a metal rack.
  4. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place on wire rack and bake until golden and crispy, 55 minutes to 1 hour.