The Country Cook: Crock Pot Chicken Wings

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken Wings

Let's talk chicken wings. Do you like 'em? Do you make them often? Lots of folks don't make wings that often because, let's face it, between the breading and the frying, it can be a boatload of work for 5 minutes of eating. Plus, when you are having a party, the last thing you want to be doing is fussing around in the kitchen while you're guests are having all the fun. This is where your slow cooker can help you out. 
Not only can you have crazy tender and delicious chicken wings, but you can actually enjoy them without all the frying oil and fuss. These wings are perfect for the whole family. They aren't spicy so kids (and those of us with acid reflux) can dig in easily. But they can totally be kicked up a notch by adding some hot sauce for your guests who like it hawt! My guys absolutely fell in love with this twist on BBQ Chicken Wings. And those boys are picky so we know we have a winner when they give it a thumbs up. 
3 lbs. frozen chicken wings
salt & pepper, to taste
1 bottle spicy BBQ sauce
1/2 cup pineapple preserves
hot sauce, optional
Place frozen chicken wings into slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. No other liquid needs to be added. 
 Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Chicken will produce a lot of liquid. Drain this liquid and add wings back to the crock pot. Take care when doing this because wings will be very tender.
Stir together BBQ sauce with pineapple preserves.
 Pour this mixture over the wings. 
 Stir gently to coat wings in sauce.
Cover and cook on low for another 15-20 minutes. Then dig in!
Cook's Notes: I used a spicy BBQ sauce here but this was not spicy at all. My nine year old son (who won't touch anything the least bit spicy) gobbled these up he loved them so much. My hubby prefers a slightly more spicy wing so he'll add a bit of hot sauce onto his wings. These are great for a crowd, and if you like, you can just leave some hot sauce out on the table for folks to add as they see fit. 



  1. Looks delicious! Can wait to try them.
    How do you like your Ninja Slow Cooker?

  2. Could this also be made with fresh (not frozen) chicken wings? If so, how should the cooking times be modified, if at all? Thank you for this delicious recipe, Brandi!

  3. I was just about to ask the same as Tina. My wings are fresh not frozen

  4. I couldn't find pineapple preserves any where could I use orange marmalade instead ,thanks

  5. Costco (at least in Canada) has a bottle of pineapple habanero sauce (looks like a pineapple salsa) that mixes well with bbq sauce for this recipe

  6. firegoop57@gmail.comDecember 6, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    Trying your recipe this morning like at545am looking forward to it

  7. Hey I get it, wings are great anytime of day. Enjoy

  8. I can't find pineapple preserves, so in using apricot preserves! Hope they work out, it's Super Bowl day and I wanted to make these.

    1. look in ice cream topping area.

  9. I couldn't find pineapple preserves so I used apricot. These are delicious and best of all no trouble and no mess. Thank you so much!

  10. I followed the recipe exactly, wings were falling apart and could not be served except by scooping a spoonful of skin, meat and bones out of the pot. Tasty... but not worth the time.

    1. I am so sorry they did not work out for you. Some crock pots run hotter than others and maybe they cooked at a hotter temperature.


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