Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

  • Author: Jen


Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Wings, great as a meal with rice or on their own as finger food!



  • 4 lb chicken wings
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch (for final step)
  • sliced green onions (for garnish)

Spice rub:

  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Honey Buffalo Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup frank’s hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 TBSP melted butter


  1. In small bowl add rub ingredients and stir to combine.   Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add chicken wings.  Sprinkle rub seasoning over top.  Whisk hot sauce, honey and melted butter, then pour over the wings. and give them a quick toss with a spoon.  Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil.   Arrange the cooked wings onto baking sheet.  Set aside.
  3. Pour sauce from slow cooker into sauce pan.  In small bowl add 2 TBSP cornstarch and 2 TBSP of water and whisk together.  Add to sauce and whisk some more.  Cover and cook on med-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to med-low and whisk as it cooks.   Cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. 
  4. Brush wings with sauce and broil for 2-3 minutes.  Brush again and broil 2 more minutes.  broil until sauce is caramelized.    Sprinkle with green onions and serve with optional ranch dressing.