Pickleback Chicken Wings

Simple to Make, Sweet and Tangy Wings
Simple to Make, Sweet and Tangy Wings
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3 lb Chicken wings
1 cup Dill pickle juice
2 tbsp Bourbon
2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Sugar
½ tsp Onion powder
½ tsp Ground paprika
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 tbsp Fresh dill chopped
1 cup Pickles sliced
1 cup Ranch dressing

Nutritional information

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  • Low Carb Recipes

Pickleback Chicken Wings


These Pickleback Chicken Wings are not just full of the best flavors but full of love too and my best part is seeing my kids get their hands and faces full of this yummy sauce because messy food is always the best food, am I right?

With a sweet and tangy sauce made from pickle juice, honey, sugar, onion powder, paprika and some cayenne pepper. Marinate, add sauce and bake, it’s as easy as that!

To make Pickleback Chicken Wings, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pickleback Chicken Wings

Steps to make Pickleback Chicken Wings


Combine wings and pickle juice


In a large bowl, soak 3 pounds of chicken wings in 1 cup of pickle juice.




Place in the refrigerator for at least 1-4 hours, to marinate. Pat dry before using.


Preheat oven and prepare baking tray


Preheat the oven to 425 °F and line a large baking sheet with a metal rack.


Prepare sauce


In a small mixing bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of bourbon, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of onion powder, ½ teaspoon of paprika, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.


Coat wings


Toss marinated and dried wings in the prepared sauce to generously coat.




Bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes until crispy.




Serve on a platter. Garnish with sprinkles of dill, pickles on the side and ranch sauce, for dipping.

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Total Reviews: 21
Jacey Akesson

This website is amazing there is always something to make and usually it ends up perfect because of the simple steps you have to follow.

Capri Gribbon

Zesty and delicious just how I like it, thx for sharing it with us.

Arlene Dropp

I added a few more spices to this instead of just black pepper and kosher salt, I used some chili powder and garlic powder then tossed on some horseradish.

Valery Sevic

Kids favorite chicken wings of all time because they love pickles so much, I actually added some sweet pickles to the side instead of just plain dill ones.

Meredith Caretti

Delicious one of my favorite lunches/ dinners of all time this is super good with a side of fries and some beer!

Marcella Groetsch

Ate them cold for work yesterday cause our microwave is broken and have to say they actually taste really good even when not heated up.

Maddie Noye

Takes a long time to make these pickleback wings, though they are tasty.

Kinlee Lops

Good ingridents and affordable also amazing tasting so 5 stars from me all the way for sure.

Shanaya Hussey

Best chicken wing meal out there that you can make in your own home, would recommend.

Grecia Bollar

Obsessed with these chicken pickleback wings, one of my all time favorites along with the chicken wing marinade recipe.

Ezra Lespinasse

Who knew that pickle juice could be used to make such a delicacy!

Emiliana Borroel

It's almost like eating at a 5 star resturant whenever I make something from this website my entire family is swooning,LOL!

Sailor Mahaffie

My husbands favorite I make it for him everytime his friends come over to watch the game on TV :)

Ayana Sadkowski

Anything with pickles is a winner in my opinion so this was a great recipe.

Sofie Schutzenhofer

Can't say anything bad about these chicken wings, just make sure you cook them properly and follow the ingridents cause they taste bomb without any changes.

Joelle Zanis

The ranch dressing just doesn't go well with this so next time not using it.

Ailyn Kallstrom

Loved making this and the way it tasted, had it with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy.

Yaretzy Wig

My mother wasn't too sure about this recipe cause she thought it would taste extremely salty due to the amount of pickle juice needed but when we tried it out the honey and sugar really helped blend out the flavor.

Seraphina Skowronski

Awesome Idea never in thought of making pickleback chicken wings until I saw these.

Dania Roubideaux

A little sour in my opinion but if you like sour stuff this is a winner for you, I'll stick to the Korean wings though haha.


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