Best Slow Cooker Wings You Need to Make Tonight

If your kitchen has been graced by the presence of a slow cooker, then there’s really nothing you cannot make. Seriously! These things are amazing for at-home cooks, and they make meals super simple and easy to prep when you’re really busy.

When I got my crock pot, I knew that I had made it. It is the ultimate kitchen accessory, and it meant that I was finally ready to put my prep skills to the test. I had always watched my mother cook with the crock pot, and my only job was to make sure I turned it on halfway through the day. By the time she got home from work, there was a mouth-watering smell leaking from the sides of the slow cooker. In no time, we were serving up casseroles, pork tenderloins, pastas and anything else under the sun and it seemed like it took no time at all.69puntitled

This delicious slow cooker wings recipe is the first thing I’ve ever cooked with my crock pot. I wanted to make something ahead of time that would heat up while I worked, and that would be ready as soon as the game was on. Thankfully, this little beauty took care of everything; all I did was make the sauce!
If you need an easy (but delicious) recipe for tonight, consider this wings recipe that you can prep in the morning and savour as soon as you get home. Trust me, I’m a first-timer and my guests cleaned out the whole thing!

Best Slow Cooker Wings You Need to Make Tonight

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  • 5 lbs. chicken wings, thawed
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes

What you need to do:

  1. In a bowl, stir together brown sugar, honey, balsamic, soy sauce, garlic, Sriracha, onion powder, pepper and chili flakes.
  2. Place wings in the slow cooker and cover with sauce mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook for 2 hours on HIGH or 4 hours on LOW.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and ¼ cup water. Combine into wing sauce.
  5. Cook wings for another 10 minutes on HIGH until sauce is thick.
  6. Set oven to broil.
  7. Turn off slow cooker and place wings on baking sheets with aluminum foil. Broil for 3 minutes.
  8. Drizzle remaining sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.69iuntitled

 

In a nutshell, these wings just need you to stir them in some delicious sauce and let the slow cooker do all the rest of the work. I put together the sauce in about 10 minutes and what came out of all of my hard work were fall-off-the-bone wings that were a little sweet, sticky and slightly crunchy from the seeds.

If you have your guests telling you they taste like they’re straight from a restaurant, you know you’re doing something right. Everyone should have a slow cooker in their cupboard and I support this message.

What are your favorite things to make in your crock pot? Do you have any secret recipes that we need to try? Comment below! While you’re at it, be sure to check out these grilled salt and vinegar chips that could be the perfect complement to my best slow cooker wings. Try them tonight!

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