Grilled Wings Recipe

I adore the taste and simplicity of grilling chicken wings because they are truly hassle-free and delicious!

They are truly no fuss, no muss and finger-lickin’ good! The key is to cook them over a moderate flame so that the fat renders out and the skin gets nice and crispy. You can serve them plain — they are perfectly delicious as is — but the seasoned Buffalo sauce takes them to the next level. As you can see, my son and his friends polished off the entire plate.

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Grilled Chicken Wings 🔗

These simple Grilled Chicken Wings, served with a spicy, creamy sauce, from aren’t like the wings you get at a bar—they’re better.

Prep: 10min

Total: 35min


  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 lb. chicken wings
  • Vegetable oil, for grill
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. horseradish
  • 2 tsp. freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce, such as Crystal


  1. Make wings: In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and cayenne. Pat chicken wings dry and place in a large bowl. Add spice mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Oil grill grates with vegetable oil. Add wings and cook, stirring occasionally, until skin is crisp and meat is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together mayo, lemon juice, mustard, horseradish, chives, and hot sauce.
  4. Serve wings hot with dipping sauce. 


How long should I grill my 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.

Should I oil my wings before grilling?

To avoid the chicken from sticking to the grill, toss the wings in a few tablespoons of neutral cooking oil (such as canola or vegetable oil) and season with salt and pepper before placing them on the grill.

How do you prepare wings for grilling?

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.

Do you sauce wings before grilling?

It is best toss the grilled wings in sauce AFTER they are cooked, not before, as the sugars in most marinades will burn on the grill before the chicken is fully cooked.

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