Spice up your night with some spicy bbq chicken wings. Using our latest release, Lil’ Spicy Blend, we’ve put together a quick and simple recipe for you to try at home. Lil’ Spicy Blend barbecue sauce is gluten-free with natural ingredients and is also preservative-free. It’s our spicier version of the Competition Blend sauce.

And because macaroni and cheese is a staple for many who love barbecue food, we also provided a tasty gluten-free side dish of cauliflower mac n cheese! This recipe subs macaroni noodles for cauliflower and an easy homemade cheese sauce!

Gluten-Free Spicy BBQ Wings with Cauliflower Mac

This yummy meal will heat up any cold, winter evening. Smoky, spicy bbq wings made in the air fryer and cheesy cauliflower mac (our gluten-free alternative to mac and cheese) make the perfect comfort food. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, cauliflower, cheesy, chicken wings, gluten free
Servings: 2 2


Spicy BBQ Wings

  • 16 chicken wings thawed
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2-2/3 cup Old Smokey Beard's Lil' Spicy Blend BBQ Sauce (depends on size of wings)

Cheesy Cauliflower Mac

  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


For Spicy BBQ Wings

  • Mix paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper together and toss wings in seasonings so evenly coated.
  • Place wings in an air fryer. Tip: Using a double layer rack will allow the wings to be arranged evenly spaced and able to cook thoroughly on all sides.
  • Use air fryer's chicken setting or cook for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until chicken fully cooked and crispy. (If using an oven to bake instead, follow cooking instructions on the bag of wings.)
  • While wings cook, make cauliflower mac. When wings are done, toss them in a bowl with Old Smokey Beard's BBQ sauce Lil Spicy Blend until evenly coated. Divide wings and enjoy! 8 wings yield 1 serving.  
    Close Up of Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

For Cauliflower Mac

  • In a saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Bring to a slight boil and turn off. 
  • Add cheddar cheese to the heavy whipping cream mixture and stir until shredded cheese is melted. Toss warmed, cooked cauliflower and coat thoroughly.
  • For a little extra kick, try some crushed red pepper tossed in.
    1 cup yields 1 serving. 
    Cauliflower Mac (N Cheese)

Lil’ Spicy Blend BBQ sauce is available now! Order yours here!


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