Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

If you have a grill in your backyard, use this easy recipe for consistently delicious grilled chicken wings that are juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and full of flavor.

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Learn how to grill chicken wings with Katie Lee Biegel’s simple method that achieves perfectly crispy Buffalo wings every time.

Total: 0 35min0

Serving Size: 1 of 8 servings

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 of 8 servings, calories 413, Fat 31g, Saturated Fat 12g, Carbohydrate 3g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 2g, Protein 30g, Cholesterol 212mg, Sodium 454mg


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 3 pounds whole chicken wings 
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the salt mixture to evenly coat.
  2. Preheat a gas grill to medium heat (about 350 degrees F).
  3. Place the wings on the grill, crowding them together so that they are all touching (this goes against the conventional wisdom of giving meat room so it doesn’t steam; you want them to steam so that they stay moist). Grill, flipping the wings every 5 minutes, for a total of 20 minutes of cooking.
  4. In the meantime, heat the butter, hot sauce, vinegar and honey in a saucepan over low heat and whisk to combine.
  5. In a clean large bowl, toss the wings with the sauce. Turn the heat up on the grill to medium high. Use tongs to remove the wings from the sauce and put them back on the grill until the skins crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Put the wings back in the bowl with the sauce, toss and serve.


Do you season wings before or after grilling?

Grilled wings are the ideal tailgate food, whether you’re cooking them in your backyard or a parking lot. Toss the wings in a few tablespoons of neutral cooking oil (like canola or vegetable oil) and season them with salt and pepper before placing them on the grill.

How long should I grill chicken wings?

I like to grill chicken wings to 170-175 degrees F, which takes about 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure you are flipping the wings every few minutes to ensure they are cooked through evenly and the skin cooks as well.

How do you prepare chicken wings for the grill?

If dry rubbing, simply rub your preferred barbecue rub or dry seasoning onto the raw chicken wings prior to grilling. Place your wings in a resealable bag or a container after preparation, add your favorite marinade, and let them soak for at least an hour before grilling.

How do you keep chicken wings from drying out on the grill?

The key to keeping your grilled chicken wings from drying out is cooking them with gentle heat, so place the brined chicken wings over the indirect heat source as close to the fire as you can without being over it, then close the lid to let all the hot air circulate.

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