Hey there foodies! Are you a fan of boneless wings but tired of the same old boring menu options? Well, have no fear because I have a recipe for you that will knock your socks off! Introducing the Applebee’s Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe – a copycat of one of the most popular menu items at the chain restaurant.
Get ready to sink your teeth into these flavorful chicken wings coated in a sweet and tangy honey BBQ sauce. This recipe is perfect for a party appetizer or a delicious snack to enjoy on your own. Plus, with the added bonus of being able to make it from the comfort of your own kitchen, you won’t have to worry about sourcing the perfect restaurant to satisfy your cravings.
But wait, there’s more! This recipe can be customized to your liking with your choice of sauce – whether you prefer a classic buffalo, a spicy-sweet Asian chili, or even a creamy cheese sauce. The possibilities are endless!
So, why settle for a boring menu item when you can make these mouth-watering honey BBQ boneless wings at home? Follow along for the recipe and get ready to impress your taste buds. Let’s get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe?
Looking for a recipe that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance? Look no further than the Applebee’s Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe! Trust me, you’ll be licking your fingers clean.
First off, let’s talk about the star of the dish – the chicken. This recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are cut into bite-sized pieces, making them easy to eat and perfect for sharing. And don’t worry, the chicken is coated in a flavorful breading blend before being cooked, so it stays juicy and tender on the inside while crispy on the outside.
But let’s be real, the real showstopper here is the honey BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, with just the right amount of heat. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking. Want it spicier? Add some hot sauce. Want it sweeter? Add some more honey. The choice is yours!
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also super easy to make. You can cook the chicken in a deep fryer or even in an air fryer for a healthier option. And with a cook time of just 8-10 minutes, you’ll have a plate of mouth-watering wings in no time.
And let’s not forget about the versatility of this recipe. You can pair it with your favorite dipping sauce – whether that’s a classic blue cheese or a creamy ranch. And if honey BBQ isn’t your thing, you can switch it up with your choice of sauce, whether it’s a classic buffalo or a sweet Asian chili.
So, what are you waiting for? Ditch the boring menu items and spice things up with this honey BBQ boneless wings recipe. It’s the perfect snack or appetizer that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Plus, you’ll feel like a pro chef when you pull off this restaurant-quality dish. Get cooking and indulge in these tasty wings today!
Before you start cooking, it’s important to gather all the necessary ingredients for this mouth-watering Applebee’s Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- Vegetable oil, for frying
First up is the chicken. You’ll need 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. To make sure the chicken is the perfect size, cut it into bite-sized pieces. This will ensure that the chicken is easy to eat and cooks evenly.
For the breading mixture, you’ll need 1 cup of flour. To add some flavor, mix in 1 teaspoon each of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. This will give the chicken a delicious, seasoned taste.
To coat the chicken, you’ll need an egg mixture. In a medium-size bowl, beat 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons of water until well-combined.
Now, onto the sauce. To make the honey BBQ sauce, you’ll need 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. You can use a store-bought sauce or make your own compliant BBQ sauce using the sauce ingredients from your favorite BBQ sauce recipe. Add 1/2 cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar to the BBQ sauce and mix until combined. This will give the sauce a sweet and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the chicken.
Finally, you’ll need vegetable oil for frying the chicken. You can use a deep fryer or a shallow pan filled with oil. Heat the oil to 375°F to ensure that the chicken cooks perfectly.
Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to get cooking and make the most delicious boneless honey BBQ chicken wings!
The Recipe How-To
Ready to get your hands dirty and start cooking up some delicious boneless honey BBQ chicken wings? Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a restaurant-quality dish right in your own kitchen!
Before you start breading and frying the chicken, you’ll need to marinate the chicken in the BBQ sauce. This will ensure that the chicken is coated in the delicious sauce and stays juicy and flavorful.
- In a medium bowl, pour the BBQ sauce mixture over the chicken pieces.
- Toss the chicken to make sure it’s fully coated in the sauce.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Once the chicken is done marinating, it’s time to start breading the chicken. This step will give the chicken a delicious, crispy coating that pairs perfectly with the honey BBQ sauce.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and water together.
- Take a piece of chicken and coat it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, making sure it’s fully coated.
- Coat the chicken in the flour mixture once again, making sure it’s fully coated.
Frying the Wings
Now that the chicken is breaded, it’s time to start frying the wings. You can use a deep fryer or a shallow pan filled with vegetable oil.
- Heat the oil to 375°F.
- Working in batches, fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and crispy.
- Use a slotted spoon or tongs to transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Making the Sauce
While the chicken is frying, it’s time to make the honey BBQ sauce. This will give the chicken that sweet and tangy flavor that we all know and love.
- In a small saucepan, combine the BBQ sauce, honey, and cider vinegar.
- Cook the sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s heated through and fully combined.
Now that the chicken is fried and the sauce is made, it’s time to bring it all together for the ultimate boneless honey BBQ chicken wings!
- In a large bowl, toss the fried chicken with the honey BBQ sauce until it’s fully coated.
- Serve the chicken wings hot with your favorite dipping sauce, celery sticks, and a side of your choice.
And there you have it – a restaurant-quality dish that’s easy to make at home. Enjoy your delicious boneless honey BBQ chicken wings!
Substitutions and Variations
Looking to switch up the classic honey BBQ flavor and try something new? There are endless variations to this boneless chicken wings recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
For those who like a little heat, switch out the honey BBQ sauce for a classic buffalo sauce. The tangy and spicy flavor will add some zing to your taste buds. You can even mix it up with different levels of heat, from mild to extra spicy.
Sweet Asian Chile Sauce
For a spicy-sweet flavor, try a sweet Asian chili sauce. This sauce is perfect for those who like a little bit of heat and a whole lot of sweetness. It’s a great way to add some diversity to your recipe book and switch up your classic honey BBQ sauce.
If you love the sweetness of honey but also crave a bit of a kick, try a honey pepper sauce. This sauce adds the perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness to your chicken wings. It’s a great way to mix things up while still keeping the same delicious honey flavor.
For those who love their chicken wings with a creamy and savory dip, try pairing them with a cheese sauce. You can choose any type of cheese sauce you like, whether it’s a classic blue cheese or a spicy queso. The cheese sauce will add a whole new level of flavor to your boneless chicken wings.
Compliant Buffalo Sauce
If you’re on a special diet, like Whole30 or Paleo, you can still enjoy the delicious taste of buffalo sauce by making a compliant version. There are plenty of recipes online that use ingredients like ghee, hot sauce, and apple cider vinegar to create a tasty and healthy sauce.
Compliant BBQ Sauce
Similarly, if you’re looking for a compliant BBQ sauce, there are plenty of recipes that use ingredients like apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, and honey to create a tasty and healthy sauce.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your boneless chicken wings recipe. Whether you want to switch up the sauce or try a different breading blend, there are plenty of ways to make this recipe your own. So get creative and start experimenting with different flavors!
Serving and Pairing Suggestions
Now that you’ve cooked up a batch of delicious boneless honey BBQ chicken wings, it’s time to pair them with the perfect sides and dipping sauces. Here are a few options to consider:
There’s nothing like a crunchy celery stick to cool down your taste buds between bites of spicy chicken. Celery sticks are a classic pairing with chicken wings and add a refreshing and healthy element to your meal.
Blue Cheese Dressing
For those who love a creamy and tangy dip, blue cheese dressing is the perfect choice. Its sharp flavor complements the spiciness of the chicken wings perfectly.
If blue cheese isn’t your thing, ranch dressing is a classic choice. Its creamy and cool flavor balances the heat of the chicken wings, creating the perfect combination.
Balsamic Chicken Salad
If you’re looking for a lighter option, consider pairing your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings with a balsamic chicken salad. The acidity of the balsamic vinegar will complement the sweetness of the honey BBQ sauce.
For a classic pairing, serve your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings with a side of fries. The salty and crispy texture of the fries is the perfect balance to the sweet and tangy flavor of the chicken wings.
And of course, no chicken wings meal is complete without a cold beer. The bitterness of the beer cuts through the spiciness of the chicken wings, creating the perfect combination.
When it comes to serving and pairing your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings, the possibilities are endless. So get creative and find the perfect sides and drinks to complement your delicious chicken wings.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating Options
If you want to enjoy your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings for more than just one meal, it’s important to know how to store and reheat them properly. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your leftovers:
If you’re planning to make your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings ahead of time, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you can marinate the chicken in the sauce overnight to save time on the day of cooking. You can also bread the chicken ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to fry it.
To store your leftover chicken wings, make sure they’re completely cooled down before placing them in an airtight container. You can also separate the chicken wings into smaller portions to make it easier to reheat.
There are a few ways to reheat your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings. You can use a preheated oven at 400 degrees or an air fryer to reheat them until they’re crispy and heated through. Another option is to microwave them for a quick and easy reheat.
Tips for reheating
To ensure that your chicken wings stay crispy and delicious, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- When reheating in the oven or air fryer, place the chicken wings on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or avocado oil to prevent them from sticking.
- To get that extra crunch, try breading the chicken wings twice before frying them.
- If you’re short on time, you can use pre-breaded boneless chicken wings, like the Tyson Boneless Chicken Wing or Tyson Boneless Chicken Wings, to save time on breading.
- For a lower carb option, use a carb-free breading blend to coat the chicken wings.
- To create a variety of chicken wing options, separate the chicken into flour mixture before frying and try different breading blends, such as a double crunch bone or a breaded bone.
With these make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you can enjoy your delicious boneless honey BBQ chicken wings for days to come!
Now that you know how to make the perfect boneless honey BBQ chicken wings, here are some tips and tricks to make your cooking experience even better.
- Food sourcing: When buying your chicken, look for boneless skinless chicken breast cuts to save time on de-boning the chicken wing. I prefer to use Tyson Boneless Chicken Wing for convenience.
- Use a breading station: When breading the chicken, use one hand for the dry mixture and one hand for the wet mixture to prevent the mixture from clumping and creating a mess.
- Paper towel trick: After frying the chicken wings, place them on paper towels to remove excess oil and prevent them from getting soggy.
- Use a preheated oven: When reheating your chicken wings, make sure your oven or air fryer is preheated to ensure that your chicken wings stay crispy.
- Get creative with the sauce: Experiment with different BBQ sauces and spice blends to create unique and flavorful chicken wings. Some of my favorites include Sweet Asian Chile Sauce and Classic Buffalo sauce.
- Try air fryer chicken wings: For a healthier option, try making air-fried chicken wings instead of deep-frying them. This will give you the same delicious taste with less oil and fat.
- Don’t overcook the chicken: When frying the chicken, make sure to check the internal temperature to prevent overcooking. The internal temperature should be at least 165°F.
- Pair with a cold beer: There’s nothing like enjoying a cold beer with your boneless honey BBQ chicken wings. The bitterness of the beer complements the spiciness of the chicken wings perfectly.
- Get creative with the sides: Instead of the classic celery and blue cheese, try pairing your chicken wings with different sides like sweet potato fries or a side salad.
- Double-check the ingredient list: Make sure you have all the ingredients before starting to cook. There’s nothing worse than realizing halfway through that you’re missing a crucial ingredient!
With these tips and tricks, you’ll be a pro at making boneless honey BBQ chicken wings in no time. So get cooking, experiment with different flavors, and enjoy the delicious taste of your own restaurant-quality chicken wings!
In conclusion, boneless honey BBQ chicken wings are the perfect dish for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a party or enjoy a delicious meal with your family, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
With the right ingredients and cooking techniques, you can make restaurant-quality chicken wings in the comfort of your own home. And with the tips and tricks we’ve provided, you can take this recipe to the next level and make it your own.
So don’t be afraid to get creative with the sauce, breading, and sides. Try new flavor combinations and experiment with different cooking methods to find the perfect recipe for you.
With boneless honey BBQ chicken wings, the possibilities are endless. So get cooking, have fun, and enjoy the delicious taste of your very own homemade chicken wings!
Applebee’s Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Deep fryer or pot
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small pieces
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and black pepper.
- In another medium-size bowl, whisk together the eggs and water to create an egg mixture.
- Dip each piece of chicken into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and back into the flour mixture, making sure each piece is coated well.
- Place the chicken pieces onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or pot to 375°F. Using tongs, carefully place the chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes.
- While the chicken is frying, mix together the BBQ sauce and honey in a small bowl.
- Remove the chicken from the fryer and place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
- Dip each piece of chicken into the honey BBQ sauce and place back onto the baking sheet.
- Bake the chicken in a preheated oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
- Serve with celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce.
- To make this recipe even easier, you can use pre-breaded boneless chicken wings like Tyson Boneless Chicken Wings.
- Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F to ensure food safety.
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Shara @The Bird BBQ
Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.