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Crockpot Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings are super easy with the help of your crockpot and just 5 ingredients! Perfect for a game day or party appetizer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings (3-4 wings)
Calories 473kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 3 cups BBQ sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the BBQ sauce, the honey, the garlic salt, and the red pepper flakes. Stir for about one minute to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the BBQ sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the wings and use your hands to stir the mixture, ensuring that each wing is evenly coated in the sauce.
  • Dump the wings into your slow cooker and cook on high heat for 2 ½ hours. Finish off the wings using one of the methods below to crisp them up and caramelize the sauce.


  • Line a baking sheet with foil and turn your broiler to high. Arrange the wings on the baking sheet and spoon over some of the sauce from the slow cooker. Broil for 2-5 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized.


  • If you prefer to bake them, arrange them on the baking sheet and bake at 400℉ for about 15 minutes.

Air Fryer:

  • Place wings in a single layer in your preheated 400℉ air fryer basket for about 5 minutes. You may need to do this in batches.


Make Ahead: You can coat the wings and store them in the fridge, uncooked, for up to 2 days. As long as they were fresh and not previously frozen, you can also store them uncooked in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight before placing in the slow cooker.
Storing: If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. They can be frozen for up to 3-4 months. All leftovers should be cooled before storing.
Reheating: You can reheat in the oven or in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warmed through. Microwaving is also an option, but will make your wings soggy.


Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 23gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1486mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 494IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
Keyword crockpot chicken wings, slow cooker chicken wings