Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Wings


Happy New Year! Day two of 2017 and I am on a mission to try various Slow-Cooker recipes. I bought my slow cooker a few months ago and have made a handful of recipes, and they have turned out good, but not great. So, my mission for this year is to make at least 5 recipes that are awesome! Starting with this one…if you like barbecue anything, you will love these wings. They came out juicy – falling off the bone, and fairly quickly, compared to the usual 8-10 hour cooking time on most other dishes. Yes, you can definitely make these in the oven, in less than an hour, but that means that you have to babysit them to make sure they don’t burn, plus, the oven will add an unwanted heat in your house – which is not a bad thing in the winter, but if you were to make these wings in the summer, the oven will definitely heat up your house. Since it has been raining all day and pretty chilly outside, my hubby was unable to make these wings on his Big Green Egg, so I decided to make them indoors and try out the recipe in my Slow-Cooker instead. Like I said, these are tender, juicy, and can be made with any favorite barbecue sauce. We like our barbecue more on a savory side, not too sweet, and not too spicy, so I use store-bought barbecue sauce – Trader Joe’s All Natural Barbecue Sauce. It has just the right amount of kick, it’s smoky, and not too sweet. If you make this recipe, comment below and let me know how it turns out!


  • 3 lbs Chicken wings
  • 2-3 tablespoons (adjust per your liking) All-purpose seasoning – I use Bone Suckin’ Seasoning & Rub
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2- tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Barbecue Sauce – your choice



  1. In a 4- to -6 quart Slow Cooker, add oil, chicken wings, stock, and all-purpose seasoning. Mix well until the wings are coated.
  2. Cover. Cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (165°F).
  3. After the wings are done, remove from slow cooker and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Brush your favorite BBQ sauce over the wings, and place under the broiler (525 F degrees) for 10 minutes to allow the wings to dry up and the bbq sauce to set.
  4. Serve hot!

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