Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

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Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings are an excellent choice to make for football tailgating or other parties or get-togethers when you want a delicious wing that has a wonder crispness to partner with your favorite dip or sauce.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes
Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings in a white bowl.

Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings are an excellent choice to make for football tailgating or other parties or get-togethers when you want a delicious wing that has a wonder crispness to partner with your favorite dip or sauce.

Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings in a white bowl.

This Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings recipe make crispy, satisfying wings they require a little prep time due to the brining process but it is so worth it. Sometimes perfection can not be rushed and all you have to do is wait. It is the true secret ingredient for this recipe.

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What We Love About This Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: Give a blurb
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry? Only 5 ingredient? Etc..
  • Family Friendly: Why?
  • Adaptable: Can make with different sauces.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Reheat and use them and enjoy.
Wings on a grill.

Ingredient Notes for Sticky bbq Wings

  • Brown Sugar: This adds a sweet to counter the hot.
  • Chili Powder: A great spice for these wings.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Sauce: Franks is a great choice.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: Makes a wonder balance..
  • Chicken Wings
  • Franks Red Hot Sauce: Perfect for the Buffalo Sauce.
  • Butter: 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
All the seasonings lined up on a white tray.

Equipment Needed for Barbecuing Chicken Wings

How to Make this Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

These are the basic steps for making crispy chicken wings. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and calories.

wings being tossed in sauce

STEP 1: MIX

First, bring one pint of water, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne sauce, and rice wine vinegar to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes and then add the mixture to a large pot, then add 3 pints of ice water to cool the brine quickly.

STEP 2:BRINE

Next, add the wings to the cool brine. Allow the wings to sit in the brine for 2 to 6 hours. Once brined, remove the wings and pat dry with paper towels. Add them to a bowl with a tiny bit of olive oil. This will keep the wings from sticking to your grill grates.

STEP 3: GRILL/COOK TIME

Turn on your grill to medium to medium-high heat, and spray with non-stick spray. Keep an eye on the wings to avoid any flare-ups on your grill. Grill on a gas grill or a charcoal grill for about 15 minutes. Then when the wings have been cook through combine the butter and hot sauce in a large bowl. Mix wing sauce well.

STEP 4: FINISH

Finally, remove your whole wings from the grill and add them to the sauce. Toss to coat well.

Prep and Storage Tips for Grilled Chicken Wings

HOW TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN WING RECIPES RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Really this recipe is only one that you need to do in advance, the good news is the brine process does take some time so it is important to prep.

HOW TO STORE THIS GRILLED CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE

 Store leftover wings in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The wings can be frozen for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Spread your grilled wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put the wings in the oven and reheat for around 15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer stuck in the wing reads 165 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Wings on the Grill

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really since these wings are grilled instead of deep fried they are a healthier option. However, if you have a problem with dairy you can replace the butter with a butter substitute.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BONELESS CHICKEN BITES?

Of course, you can use boneless chicken bites, simply make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken is grilled to 165 degrees.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make sure to adjust the total time for cooking based on the amount.

WHAT KIND OF DIPPING SAUCE CAN BE USED?

Really anything that you like, ranch, blue cheese dressing, bbq sauce etc.

Chicken Wings

Expert Tips for Making This Buffalo Wings on the Grill Recipe

  • Add Your Favorite Sauce: Any pepper sauce, butter and garlic or any other sauce you enjoy. a sprinkle of smoked paprika is great too.
  • Variation tip: No need to break down your own wings, simply get them from your butcher or grocery store ready to grill.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to cook these wings. Add the wings in a single layer to the air fryer (they should NOT be touching), and cook for 10 minutes at 400 F degrees, flip once during the cooking process.

What to Serve with Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

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Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings in a white bowl.

Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes
Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings are an excellent choice to make for football tailgating or other parties or get-togethers when you want a delicious wing that has a wonder crispness to partner with your favorite dip or sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 4 Pints of water (1 room temperature, 3 ice water)
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne sauce, like Franks
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 pounds Chicken Wings
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Bring one pint of water, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne sauce, and rice wine vinegar to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the mixture to a large pot, then add 3 pints of ice water to cool the brine quickly.
  • Add the wings to the cool brine. Allow the wings to sit in the brine for 2 to 6 hours.
  • Once brined, remove the wings and pat dry with paper towels. Add them to a bowl with a tiny bit of olive oil. This will keep the wings from sticking to your grill.
  • Turn on your on medium to medium-high heat, and spray with non-stick spray. Keep an eye on the wings to avoid any flare-ups on your grill. Grill for about 15 minutes, or until the wings are done.
  • Combine the melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Remove your wings from the grill and add them to the sauce. Toss to coat well.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Your Favorite Sauce: Any pepper sauce, butter and garlic or any other sauce you enjoy. a sprinkle of smoked paprika is great too.
  • Variation tip: No need to break down your own wings, simply get them from your butcher or grocery store ready to grill.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to cook these wings. Add the wings in a single layer to the air fryer (they should NOT be touching), and cook for 10 minutes at 400 F degrees, flip once during the cooking process.
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute, football game party

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