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Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

This was one of the very first recipes I made (along with the no shell tacos), when I first started my new eating lifestyle. Both recipes were my staples and backups for when another recipe tasted bad to me.

This is a saucy recipe so if you’re more of a rub kinda person, check out the awesome smokey chicken wing recipe I posted. I like both, but truth be told, the rub one is my favorite. Nevertheless, don’t let that stop you from trying this!

Also, remember, parchment paper is your friend!!!! Who wants to scrub food crusted pans all evening? I sure don’t!

Oh, the original recipe for this was in the clinic’s cookbook…can’t forget to give credit where credit is due!

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe


Fresh chicken wings (I use drummettes)

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c onion, diced

1/2 (6 oz) can no salt tomato paste

1/2 c water

1/3 c apple cider vinegar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cayenne

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp xylitol

1 tbsp ground mustard

1 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp crushed red pepper

1 tbsp Braggs


preheat oven to 350 degrees

Add all ingredients except chicken to a medium bowl and mix well.

Add chicken and coat well.

lay coated chicken on parchment paper covered cookie sheet

I like to spoon extra sauce over the chicken so it is well covered.

Bake for 30 mins, flip and bake for another 30 mins for a total of 1 hour.

Let cool slightly and serve with plenty of napkins

Enjoy! 🙂


Smokey Chicken Wings

You are going to absolutely love me for posting this recipe! (I know I love  Soraya Taheri McLaughlin for sharing this recipe with our support group and allowing me to share it with you! This kitchen queen really knows her stuff!) Best of all it is so simple so if you’re really busy around the house you only need a few minutes if you keep a supply of the rub around (which I do). The baking is what takes the longest but even then, it’s not too long!

I have never been a fan of chicken wings but this recipe has changed that! I use the chicken drumettes because an actual wing looks gross to me plus there is more meat for less eating work on the drumettes. I also leave the skin on. This is the only time I leave skin on chicken and boy is it yummy and crispy coated in that spice rub!

Smokey Spice Rub Recipe

By Soraya Taheri McLaughlin

1 tbsp smoked paprika (Must be smoked!)

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp white pepper (I’m not a big pepper fan so I always use less)

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/8 tsp cayenne (or to taste. I make mine spicy)

1/8 tsp stevia (I use xylitol. I even have omitted it and it’s fine)

Mix and store in jar

This is the recipe measured in larger amounts so you can keep plenty on hand:

3/4 c smoked paprika

1/4 c oregano

1/4 c onion powder

1/4 c garlic powder

1/4 c white pepper (I use less)

1/8 c cumin

1/8 c coriander

1/2 tbsp cayenne

1/2 tbsp stevia or xylitol or omit

mix and store in glass jar

Smokey Chicken Wings Recipe:

by Soraya Taheri McLaughlin


Chicken drummettes

Smokey Spice Rub

Braggs Spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put a piece of parchment paper on baking sheet (If you don’t, you’ll wish you did!)

I use 1 pkg of drummettes for myself and my hubby. It usually has 10 in it so that’s 5 for each of us.

In a quart baggie, put in 1 large spoonful (I use the size that is in the spice recipe pic) of spice rub

add half the chicken, hold top shut and shake baggie to coat chicken well.

arrange coated chicken on parchment paper prepared baking sheet

Add another spoonful of rub to baggie

add other half of chicken to baggie, hold top shut and shake baggie to coat chicken

arrange coated chicken on baking sheet with the other half.

*I have tried coating all pieces at once in larger baggie but the pieces don’t coat as well and I ended up using more precious spice mix than when I do it in two batches.

Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Turn chicken and bake 30 minutes

Spray tops of chicken with braggs, turn over and spray (new) tops with braggs. Bake 15 more minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before eating.

These are ABSOLUTELY delicious!