Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce



For the marinade
  • 24 chicken wings
  • 250 ml (1 cup) BBQ sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) honey
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) soy sauce
For the Avocado Ranch Dressing
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned
  • 100 ml (about 6 tbsp) apple cider vinegar
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 100 ml (about ½ cup) lemon juice
  • 100 ml (about ½ cup) avocado or olive oil
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 2-4 spring onions, white part only (and extra for garnish)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Whisk BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, honey and soy sauce together in a jug.
  2. Place the chicken in shallow non-metallic dish and pour over the marinade. Toss to coat. Cover and marinate at least 20 minutes but preferably for 2 hours.
  3. Cook on a braai or in the oven at 200°C until golden and sticky about 25 – 30 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is cooking make the dressing. Place all the ingredients in the jug of a blender and whizz until smooth. Dressing can be thinned down with a little cold water if a pouring consistency is desired.
  5. Transfer to a jar and seal until needed.
  6. Serve chicken wings with dressing and garnish with sliced spring onion.