Having a great barbecue sauce means that your oven chicken wings with BBQ sauce will be almost as delicious as those on the barbecue. They can also be super quick and easy to throw together after a day of work when you are craving a tasty comfort meal.
What to expect: bite into a juicy chicken wing coated in a balsamic of Modena barbecue sauce that’s woody and fruity. Refresh your palate in between wings with a few bites of an Italian fennel salad with oranges.
Chicken Wings with BBQ Sauce and Italian Fennel Salad
- 1 chopping board
- 1 chopping knife
- 1 large bowl
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 baking dish
- parchment paper
- 6 chicken wings
- 3 tbsp BBQ sauce with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
- 1 medium fennel
- 2 medium oranges
- salt and pepper
- Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Clean your chicken wings and add to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add your Balsamic Barbecue Sauce.
- Mix well using your hands so that the sauce coats every bit of them. Ideally, leave to marinate for 1 hr for extra taste, but feel free to cook them right away.
- When you are ready to bake them, transfer the chicken wings to a baking tray covered with parchment paper and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celcius.
- Leave the wings to cook for the first 30 minutes at the top level of the oven. Then turn and leave to cook on the other side for another 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, wash and slice your fennel. Add to a bowl.
- Then wash, peel and slice your oranges and add to the fennel.
- Season your Italian fennel salad with a little salt and Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- Take the wings out of the oven and serve along your fennel and oranges salad. Buon Appetito.
What goes with Barbecue Chicken Wings?
Barbecue chicken wings go well with other side dishes other than potatoes and leafy salads. Next time, try an Italian fennel salad with oranges. It’s the perfect refreshing side dish to go with your barbecue wings plus it’s quick to make.
Did you know that orange and fennel salad is a traditional dish from Sicily?
What is fennel salad made of?
The traditional Sicilian fennel salad only includes a few ingredients: fresh fennel, delicious oranges, salt, and extra virgin olive oil.
Other local variations include raisins, pine nuts, and apple cider vinegar.
Can you eat raw fennel in a salad?
Absolutely yes. Raw fennel is delicious cut lengthwise, and tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil accompanied by a few fresh orange slices and a pinch of salt.
Other Balsamic Barbecue Sauce Recipes You Should Try
If you like this one, with its sweet and fruity barbecue sauce taste, I suggest trying these other recipes that feature the same balsamic barbecue sauce.
If you get our Balsamic BBQ sauce, you could also make these other dishes:
- Vegetarian or Meaty Barbecue Skewers
- Barbecue Beef Tacos
- Tofu sandwich with Barbecue Sauce
- Barbecue Italian Sausage Sandwich
Desserts that go well with Barbecue Chicken Wings
After a plate of rich barbecue chicken wings you need something refreshing that’s going to clean your palate.
Try one of these delicious Italian desserts:
- Amaretto Gelato with Balsamic Peaches
- Sicilian Cannoli with Orange Balsamic
- Chocolate and Pistachio Ice cream Cake
Wine Pairing for your Chicken Wings with BBQ Sauce
If you love red wine, I suggest pairing these with a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. This Tuscan wine is full bodied and has notes of licorice, star anice, along with wild berries that complement well both the Balsamic of Modena in the barbecue sauce and the fennel salad.
What can I use instead of apple cider vinegar in BBQ sauce?
Try adding a few tablespoons of a high quality Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, or better yet use a Balsamic BBQ Sauce. It will give your chicken wings a delicious rich fruity and woody taste.
What healthy sides go with wings?
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What is the Italian vegetable that tastes like licorice?
FennelFennel is a vegetable that is loved in Italy. It has a crunchy texture that resembles celery and it tastes a little bit of anise. Fennel is enjoyed raw in simple salads like the classic fennel and oranges salad from Sicily. Its seeds are also used a lot in cooking, especially to make typical Italian sausage in the southern regions. They are also added to crackers and savoury snacks like fennel tarallini.