Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings Recipe
Do you smell that? It’s almost fall, which means college football season is here!!! Because we are in the south, the days are still pretty warm, but there is a bit of a chill in the morning and evening air. My husband has become a football marathoner and I have become his football widow!
As I sit here writing this post, we are on our 4th college football game of the weekend. I may not be a huge fan of football but I am a fan of tailgating and all that tasty food! One of our favorite appetizers is my mom’s Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings Recipe.
Tailgating Food Made Simple
I love this Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings Recipe because it is easy to make. And I usually have most of the ingredients in the house. The only thing hubby had to run out and get me were the chicken drumettes.
You can use chicken wings if you like, but we prefer just the little drumsticks. By cooking your your chicken in the slow cooker rather than frying them, this is a healthier recipe. Of course, if you prefer yours fried, please do! I have to watch my cholesterol, so I make mine this way instead.
A Crowd Pleasing Recipe
This Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings Recipe is a real crowd pleaser. I make this recipe for a lot of parties and school functions.
Whenever Caitlin’s Robotics team has a social, the kids always ask for this recipe. I swear their can eat these Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings Recipe by the bucket!
Another easy recipe is to use the sauce with meatballs. You just follow the same directions as you would for the wings. The only difference is you skip the broiling for the meatballs. I recommend using 2-3 bags of turkey meatballs for a healthier twist! This post contains affiliate links.
- 2 bottles of chili sauce
- 2 jars of grape jelly
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh garlic
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3 pounds chicken wings or chicken drumettes
- In a medium bowl, add all your ingredients, except the chicken wings. Whisk together. Set aside 1/2 cup.
- Add chicken wings. Coat thoroughly.
- Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- When slow cooker has about 15 minutes left of cook time, preheat oven to broil.
- Add wings to a large cookie sheet, lined with a silicone baking mat. Brush with the sauce you had set aside. Broil for 2-3 minutes. Turn wings over, brush with more sauce and cook for 203 additional minutes.
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What is your favorite tailgating food?
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm
Oh my word do these ever sound awesome. I Have never heard of wings like this before, but GET IN MY BELLY!
gail dailey saysDecember 18, 2016 at 8:55 am
do i broil for 203 minutes
Steve saysJanuary 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Substitute cranberry sauce for the grape jelly sometime.
Brandy saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm
That sounds so good! I never would have thought to use grape jelly on my wings!
Melissa Ann saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm
That sounds so good! I love sweet wings, and grape is my favorite jelly. Winner, winner, wings dinner!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm
Those wings sound spectacular! A good wind recipe is sweet and spicy. I can’t wait to make these.
Colleen Lanin saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 1:58 pm
I love to make wings for game day, and this recipe has just the right amount of sweet and heat. I’ll definitely be making these.
Jeanette saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm
I have never heard of putting grape jelly and something like this. I am totally intrigued and I’m going to try it.
Meagan saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm
These look like a little bit of Heaven on Earth!!!
Reesa Lewandowski saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm
I never knew that you could make a sauce like this for chicken wings. This sounds amazing for a game day snack.
Tara saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm
I enjoy cooking my wings in the slow cooker as well. So much healthier for you. I will have to try this recipe. I have never used grape jelly before.
gingermommyrants saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm
I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.
Oriana Romero saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm
I love to bring wings to a tailgate party. I will have to try this recipe for next weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.
Tammi Roy saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm
I love to make wings. I have never made them in a slow cooker before. I will have to get the ingredients I need to try this recipe this week.
Ann Bacciaglia saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 8:34 pm
These are going to be a big hit with my family. I am excited to give this recipe a try.
Kathy saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Those chicken wings look amazing. I haven’t had wings in such a long time. I’m going to have to make these soon.
Kristin saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm
I love making something similar to this using meatballs. Such an easy thing to make for a lot of people.
Will have to try this out with the wings for my hubby and kids.
Sarah saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm
I’m a wing fanatic!! I totally wanna try them
Melissa @ the Staten Island family saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm
This recipe sounds DELISH! The perfect mix of savory and sweet! I never even considered adding grape jelly to this type of recipe!
Theresa saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm
We’ve done the grape jelly recipe on meatballs before, but never chicken wings. I am going to have to try this. I bet it’s delish!
Tess saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm
Yim! Ive done this with meatballs. I need to try this to see if the familty would like it.
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane saysSeptember 13, 2016 at 11:07 pm
YUMMMMYYYY! I remember when I was in high school my boyfriends mom would put little smokies in the crock pot with BBQ sauce and grape jelly. I always thought that was weird until I heard of more people doing it. Might be weird, but it sure tastes good!
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 12:17 am
This looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this and show it to my family! They’ll surely love this!
Crystal saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 1:24 am
Ohhh, this sounds yummy! I have made meatballs with grape jelly but this recipe sounds perfect for tailgating. I love chicken wings!
Dawn Lopez saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 3:28 am
I love using my slow cooker for delicious recipes. This looks like an interesting flavor combo with the grape jelly. I can’t wait to try it!
Amanda Love saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 8:31 am
Chicken wings is a crowd favorite at home that’s why I try to learn a lot of recipes so we have variation. I think this is awesome. I’ve never tried cooking it with grape jelly before!
Jenn Gerlach saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 9:13 am
Grape jelly on chicken wings? Hmmmm Not sure how I feel about this but I bet my son would LOVE them.
Brianne saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 9:17 am
Perfect recipe for the start of football season. I may have to surprise my husband with these!
Amy Desrosiers saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm
These look really tasty! I would love to recreate this recipe myself!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm
What a different way to make chicken taste great with grape jelly. I have a whole collection of chicken recipes and I’m adding yours to the list of what I’m going to make this fall.
Nicole Escat saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm
Perfect! I’m looking for a unqiue and tasty recipe, I think this one is great.
Joyce Brewer saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm
1. I’m a wings fanatic.
2. I would have never thought to use grape jelly.
Shell saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm
These sound so good! I love crockpot recipes!
Melinda saysSeptember 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm
I’ve heard about this recipe but never knew the ingredient list. These sound like the great balance of sweet and spicy
Candy o saysSeptember 15, 2016 at 11:11 pm
Now I’ve heard of the grape jelly on meatballs but wings?!! I’m intrigued and this recipe is super easy to make. I love all things crock pot!!
Rachel Ferrucci saysSeptember 16, 2016 at 1:48 am
I would never think of grape jelly when doing wings and these look delicious. This could be a Sunday football newbie!
Kiwi saysSeptember 16, 2016 at 4:35 am
Those wings look amazing! Would of never guessed it had grape jelly as a main flavor ingredient!
Anjanette @MommaYoung saysSeptember 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm
wings are my weakness! Love them! I have never thought of doing a grape jelly as a sauce. How awesome. This will be tested in my kitchen! Thanks
Hannah C saysMarch 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm
This looks delightful! I love chicken wings!
mycraftingworld saysJuly 19, 2017 at 6:54 am
This is sounds so good. I like the part about them not being fried. Thank you for the meatball suggestion too.
Mary Songer saysOctober 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm
I’ve been serving the meatball version of this recipe at parties for years. Using chicken wings had not occurred to me. But these sound really good. Certainly healthier than fried wings. I may make these for my next party.
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 7, 2018 at 6:37 am
I made the meatball version and everyone loved it. It is an easy versatile meal. Thank you.
Sonal saysFebruary 6, 2018 at 5:31 pm
Absolutely in love with your Marinade! Tonnes offlavors there! I am a vegetarian blogger and look forward to using this Marinade in some of my vegetarian recipes.
tara pittman saysFebruary 6, 2018 at 5:34 pm
This recipe will make cooking my wings so less messy. My teen will love this,.
EG III saysFebruary 6, 2018 at 7:58 pm
This recipe looks delicious. I’m not a meat eater but I’ll definitely give the base a try!
Berlin | Momi Berlin saysFebruary 7, 2018 at 6:26 am
Wow. Learned something new today. I love to cook that as well. My boys so love chicken and this is a nice way to cook it. ver different from our usual adobo, tinola, and fried. Thanks for the share.
Elizabeth L saysFebruary 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm
I am always on the hunt for new and delicious slow cooker recipes. I am totally going to have to give this one a shot asap.
corinne & kirsty saysFebruary 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm
oh my these look so so good! I have had dinner an hour ago but this is making me hungry again
Athena saysFebruary 7, 2018 at 8:40 pm
I have heard of this type of recipe before. Those that have tried it loved it – now I definitely want to try it!
Blair villanueva saysFebruary 8, 2018 at 2:35 am
After reading your new recipe, all i could think now is this meal plus lot of red wine, or beer!
This is a perfect treat for the weekend 🙂
Farrah Less saysFebruary 8, 2018 at 8:47 am
I did exactly like this on our last week Superbowl party at home. All my friends and family likes this, highly recommend it to all party organizer.
Mommy Rockin' In Style saysFebruary 12, 2018 at 6:28 am
Wow dear. They look so incredibly delicious! I just had my dinner but makes me want to grab more bite after seeing your post. 🙂
Oyinkan Ogunleye saysFebruary 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm
Your food always looks so presentable and photogenic. Its so cool. I can tell you put in a lot of effort into your posts.
Michelle saysMay 22, 2018 at 12:53 pm
The chili sauce bottles, what oz size? Same for the grape jelly, what size jars?
Sally Gearhart saysOctober 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm
We make these meatballs every other week but I’ve always just used jelly and chilli sauce plus i mix 1 can cream of mushroom with 1 can of french onion soup for easy swedish meatballs. I can’t believe how many has never heard of this recipe because it’s so dang good! I can’t wait to try it this way, thanks for the new easy recipe!