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Dr Pepper Wings and Drumsticks is the perfect gameday party food! This Dr Pepper BBQ sauce recipe is awesome!
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Dr Pepper Wings and Drumsticks [Game Day Food]


  • 15-20 Drums and Wings depending on how saucy you like them
  • 1/4 C. butter
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 C. ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 can 12 oz Dr Pepper
  • 1/2 C. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 C. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp. chipotle powder or chili powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. 1. BBQ SAUCE: In a sauce pan, melt butter. Sauté onions for about 7 minutes. Then add garlic and let cook for another 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 minutes (which the chicken cooks.) Continue to cook for 10 more minute or until you like the consistency. Then place in a blender and blend for a smoother consistency.
  2. 2. FRYING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees. Deep fry chicken wings until done, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oil and set on a plate covered in paper towels. When all the chicken has cooked, place in a large bowl and pour in as much sauce as needed and toss until covered. Sprinkle with chopped chives!
  3. 3. BAKING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet. Use a paper towel to blot chicken wings/drums dry. This will help to get a crispy skin! Place chicken on cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, then drain the pan, brush chicken with BBQ sauce and bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked. Feel free to toss the chicken with more sauce in a large bowl after cooked! Garnish with chopped chives! (The chives taste incredible on these wings!)