Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Transform a pack of party wings into a crowd-pleasing appetizer with just three additional ingredients. If you have olive oil, salt, and a bottle of barbecue sauce, you're just a few minutes away from enjoying these juicy, flavorful barbecue wings. 

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

3-5 mins

Free Time

to fill a cooler with your favorite adult beverages


  • oz (225g) party wings
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (70g) barbecue sauce


  1. Place the wings, oil, and salt in the Anyday dish and mix well. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the wings are almost fully cooked through.
  2. Drain the excess liquid from the Anyday dish, then add the barbecue sauce and mix well. 
  3. Continue cooking with the lid slightly ajar for 1-2 minutes or until wings are fully cooked.
  4. Optional: for crispy wings, transfer the barbecue coated wings to a baking tray and finish under the broiler for a few minutes.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers for a smokier result.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced chives.
  • Top with some blue cheese and melt slightly in the microwave.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.