There are so many variations on this quick, easy comfort food…and it is so much fun discovering them! Seriously, with summer on its way, these wings are the perfect BBQ food. Think Saturday afternoons in the yard, with a couple of beers, a few friends, and a lot of yummy salad. We can’t wait.

Spicy Maple Bourbon Wings


  • 2lbs wings
  • 1 cup "your favorite" BBQ sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Butter (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Chipotle Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Smoked Paprika


  1. Place all ingredients (except the chicken) in a souce pan over medium heat and bring to a slight boil. Let simmer for about 5 minutes until all incredients have infused.
  2. Pat dry chicken with a paper towel and place in a pressure cooker. Pour about half of the sauce over the wings and stir to coat (save other half for basting after cooking). Seal cooker and place over high heat. Once the steam begins to hiss, set a timer for 10 minutes.
  3. Set your oven to broil & preheat. Quickly release steam and remove wings onto a cooking sheet. Brush some of the remaining sauce onto the wings and place in over. Broil until you get a little char on the wings (probably about 5 minutes).
  4. Remove pan & wings. Flip wings over and baste with more of that awesome sauce. Place wings back in oven for about 5 more minutes. Remove when you have the desired char on the outside, eat & enjoy!
  5. Don't have a pressure cooker? Try this:
  6. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a small amount of cooking spray or spread vegetable oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour wings and sauce, on sheet spreading wings out so they don’t touch one another. Bake for approximately 20 – 25 minutes, turning the wings half way through, until they are browned and cooked through. Remove wings from the oven and immediately brush with the remaining glaze.
  7. Preheat broiler to high and put the baking sheet with wings under the broiler for about 3 minutes or until the skin is crispy and sticky. Serve warm and enjoy!