Honey BBQ Wings – KFC Recipes [Copycat]

honey bbq wingsPreparation time : 30 min |Serves 4-6 persons

This honey bbq wings recipe was inspired by the original copycat KFC honey bbq wings. Now you can make this delicious fast food recipe at home, the main step is to prepare the sauce which can be used in the same way in other fried chicken recipes.


2 cup bbq sauce
3/4 cup honey
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chicken powder
20 chicken wings
Oil for deep frying


1. Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl including flour, salt, chicken powder and black pepper.
2. Dust each piece of chicken wings with the dry mixture.
3. Heat oil in deep fryer to appropriate temperature as mentioned on the fryer.
4. Meanwhile prepare honey sauce for the wings, for that heat honey and bbq sauce together in a sauce pan and cook for just 3-5 min until honey mixes well in the sauce.
5. Now fry chicken wings in the deep fryer for 5-8 min or until chicken would become done.
6. When chicken is done coat the wings with prepared honey bbq sauce and served with Cole slaw and fries.

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15 Comments on Honey BBQ Wings – KFC Recipes [Copycat]

  1. Sami Coghill
    November 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Hubby loves KFC Honey-BBQ wings & I would love to give him this recipe to try, but what the heck is “chicken powder”?
    Don’t know if this is something I use, but call by another name or if it’s something we might not have here in the Texas panhandle.


    • DeeDee
      October 3, 2015 at 3:03 am (4 months ago)

      I just found out its made by Knorr…Chicken Powder

  2. Marie
    November 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Right what is ckn powder?

  3. Sharon
    December 16, 2011 at 12:24 am (4 years ago)

    I have a cook’s feeling that “Chicken Powder” should read “Garlic Powder”, or “Onion Powder”. I will probably use a tsp of each and see how that works. Unfortunately, they also did not specify what type of BBQ sauce. Maybe hickory, or mesquite, thick or not, also, there are honey bbq sauces on the market. Not sure this is a good recipe.

    • talat
      December 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm (4 years ago)

      Chicken powder is an alternative for chicken bouillon or chicken cube, its entirely different from garlic powder or onion powder they all have different flavor. As far as bbq sauce is concerned you can use any bbq sauce that is easily available to you because there is not much difference in taste of these bbq sauces. Hope your confusion will be clear through this reply, try the recipe hopefully you will find it wonderful!

  4. Carol Houseworth
    March 8, 2012 at 12:58 am (4 years ago)

    “Chicken powder is an alternative for chicken bouillon or chicken cube”. That’s what I though it was!

  5. leesers
    July 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm (4 years ago)

    chicken powder (ie: chicken bouillon), ok, but still, add that and salt together? seems to me like it would make them a bit too salty.

    also, in the picture, are you making “boneless” honey BBQ chicken wings using slices of boneless chicken breasts?

    • talat
      August 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah! I tried it with boneless chicken and as far as salty taste is concerned chicken bouillon has much salty flavor so you can avoid axtra bit of salt and make it according to your taste.

  6. sharon
    March 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m thinking poultry seasoning for chicken powder.

  7. pat
    April 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Where can I buy chicken powder? I have a family member on a salt-free diet and would like to know where I can purchase it. Is it available at any supermarket, ethnic store, health food store or online? My on-line searches have all had responses for chicken bouillon.

    • MAc
      May 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Chicken powder, Asian grocery stores or ethnic food aisles in bigger stores. Pretty much like chicken bullion. This recipe seems like a little too much work. Just try Cattleman’s Honey BBQ sauce. Cook breaded boneless wings, sauce in a sealable container (coat to personal preference) and shake it up!

  8. Mac
    May 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Why waste the time, just buy Cattleman’s Honey BBQ sauce.

  9. Judy
    May 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I googled chicken powder and it explains it and also shows pictures of packages of it !

    • H. Lolong
      May 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

      Chicken Powder = Knorr Brand

  10. John Dee
    January 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm (4 weeks ago)

    knorr chicken powder ingredients

    Salt, Maltodextrin, Flavour enhancer (E621, E635), Cornstarch, Sugar, Chicken Meat And Fat, Permitted flavouring (contains Egg, Soy), Soy sauce (contains Wheat), Palm fat and Spice.


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