Kansas City Chicken Wings Recipe


Kansas City chicken wings are a delicious and tangy twist on traditional chicken wings. These wings are coated in a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The combination of flavors in this dish is truly mouthwatering. Whether you're hosting a game day party or simply craving some finger-licking good wings, this recipe is a must-try.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and let it cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, prepare the chicken wings. Pat them dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  6. Brush the wings generously with the barbecue sauce, reserving some for later.
  7. Bake the wings in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the wings from the oven