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9 Best Spicy Grilled Chicken Wing Recipes You Can Try!

Grilling chicken is better than baking and frying. The reason I say this is because grilling a chicken can make the skin of the chicken crispy and the meat itself can remain soft and juicy.

Here are some grilled chicken wings recipes for you to try if you’re planning a party or just want to serve it to your family.



Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe For Beginners

If you’re new to the world of grilled chicken wings, don’t worry, follow this recipe to make your first chicken wings with these easily available ingredients.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Lemon zest- 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt- 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper- ¼ tablespoon
  • Chicken wings- 2 pounds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Smoked paprika- 1 tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise- ½ cup
  • Lemon juice- 1 lemon
  • Dried thyme- 1 tablespoon
  • Dijon mustard- 1 tablespoon
  • Horseradish- 2 tablespoons
  • Onion powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Hot sauce- 1 tablespoon
Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe For Beginners

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Mix lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, cayenne, paprika, and thyme, in a bowl. 
  • Step 2: Take a bigger bowl and place the wings inside. Sprinkle your spices over them and toss them to cover each side. 
  • Step 3: Turn grill burner to moderate heat. Use vegetable oil to cover the grill grates.
  • Step 4: Place the wings on the preheated grill. Keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes or until the skin has hardened on the outside. 
  • Step 5: To make the sauce, take another bowl and mix mayo, hot sauce, mustard, lemon juice, chives, and horseradish. 
  • Step 6: When your chicken wings are hot, serve them with your dipping sauce.


Grilled Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are an all-time favorite, and with this recipe, you will not have to go out, and neither do you have to spend extra money. If you follow this recipe, you can make it at home with ingredients already available in your kitchen.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt- 1 tablespoon
  • Ground black pepper- 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Chicken wings- 3 pounds
  • Unsalted butter- 6 tablespoons
  • Hot sauce- 1/3 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  • Honey- 1 tablespoon
Grilled buffalo wings recipe

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Whisk salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Step 2: In a bigger bowl, place the wings and coat them with the mixture.
  • Step 3: Set the gas grill to medium heat.
  • Step 4: Place the wings on the grill and place them tightly together. I know this isn’t usually the rule and it is said to keep some room between the pieces so that the steam may pass, but in this case, you should try and harness the steam because it will make your meat moist and juicy. 
  • Step 5: Turn the wings every 5 minutes and continue doing so for 20 minutes.
  • Step 6: While your wings are on the grill, use a saucepan to heat butter, hot sauce, vinegar, and honey together. Whisk so that they mix well. 
  • Step 7: Put the wings in this sauce and turn to cover all sides. Place them on the grill again and cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Step 8: Take the wings out using tongs, into the sauce mixture, and serve.


Lemon Chicken Wings

Zesty and lemony favors always compliment the chicken meat. The flavor of grilled chicken meat with the sour hints will make your mouth water as soon as you smell it on the grill.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings- 32 pieces
  • Salt- 1 tablespoon
  • Pepper- ½ tablespoon
  • Honey- 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic clove- 1
  • Hot Sauce- 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice- 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped parsley leaf- 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped rosemary- ½ tablespoon
Lemon chicken wings recipe

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Start your grill and set the desired temperature.
  • Step 2: Cover the wings with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3: Put the wings on your preheated grill and keep it on for 5 minutes. Turn it over and keep for 5 minutes more.
  • Step 4: Use a thermometer to see if the inner temperature of the wings has reached 165F. 
  • Step 5: Whisk all the ingredients of the sauce in a bowl. Use another bowl for the chicken wings.
  • Step 6: Pour approximately 4 tablespoons of sauce over the wings. Mix them all together.
  • Step 7: They are ready to be served with a balanced sauce!


Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

Majority of food lovers totally adore spicy chicken wings. If you’re one of them, you should definitely try out this recipe. It can be made with a handful of ingredients.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Soy sauce- 1.5 cup
  • Italian-style salad dressing- ½ cup
  • Chicken wings without tip joints- 3 pounds
  • Butter- ¼ cup
  • Hot pepper sauce- ¼ cup
Spicy grilled chicken wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Take a ziplock bag and put ½ cup soy sauce, chicken wings, and Italian dressing in it and mix well. Then refrigerate it for no less than four hours.
  • Step 2: Heat up your gas grill to medium heat. Use a saucepan to melt the butter. Put 1 teaspoon soy sauce and hot pepper sauce. Then stir and mix them well. Now, turn off the heat and keep aside. 
  • Step 3: Take the chicken wings out from the bag and pat them dry. Place them on your preheated grill. Turn them after a while and keep them on for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Step 4: After they are brown and not pink inside, take them down and place them in a big bowl. Pour your sauce and serve!


Moroccan Chicken Wings

Dripping with sauce and spicy on the tongue is what this recipe is all about. You will get the best flavors out of the chicken along with the delicious taste of Chimichurri sauce and jalapenos.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings- 2 pounds
  • Chopped cilantro- 2 cups
  • Chopped parsley- 1 cup
  • Minced garlic cloves- 4
  • Red chili flakes- 2 tablespoons
  • Minced jalapeño- 1
  • Olive oil- ½ cup
  • Red wine vinegar- ½ cup
  • Salt
Moroccan chicken wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Use kitchen towels to dry the chicken wings.
  • Step 2: Mix all the ingredients with the chicken wings in a bowl.
  • Step 3: Now insert the chicken wings in the marinade you made. 
  • Step 4: Place the chicken wings and marinade inside a Ziploc bag and refrigerate for three hours.
  • Step 5: Set your grill to medium heat. 
  • Step 6: Put the chicken wings on the now heated grill. Turn them over a few times.
  • Step 7: All you have to do now is serve the wings along with jalapeños and chimichurri sauce.


Good Old Country Ranch Wings

Rich in flavor and texture, country ranched wings are undoubtedly delicious. With this recipe and proper seasoning, you will get homemade tasty chicken wings.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken Wings- 4 pounds
  • Kosher salt- 3/2 tablespoons
  • Coarse black pepper- 1 tablespoon
  • Seasoned Salt- ½ tablespoon
  • Smoked Paprika- 3/2 teaspoon
  • Onion powder- 3/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder- 3/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Italian seasoning- 1 teaspoon
  • Thyme- 1 teaspoon
  • Oregano leaves- 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon- ½
  • Worcestershire sauce- 3/2 tablespoon
  • Liquid smoke- 1 teaspoon
Good Old Country Ranch Wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Put the chicken wings in a big bowl and marinate with seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chili powder, oregano, thyme, lemon juice, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Step 2: Use your hands to mix the marinade and wings well.
  • Step 3: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Step 4: Preheat the grill and place some extra coals underneath. Place an aluminum foil over half of the grill.
  • Step 5: Put the grates of the grill on the heated charcoal. 
  • Step 6: With the help of tongs, put the chicken wings on the charcoal grill. Turn the wings over after 5 minutes.
  • Step 7: After that, take them over to the aluminum side.
  • Step 8: Use an inserted thermometer to see when the inner temperature reaches 165F. When it says 165F, take them out, and they’re ready to be served.


Butter Chicken Wings

Butter plus chicken wings? Yes, please! This recipe combines a simple procedure with complex flavors. With this recipe, you will get chicken wings that look good and taste even better.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings- 4 pounds
  • Sweet BBQ Sauce- 1 cup
  • Ranch seasoning- 1 packet
  • Soy sauce- low sodium
  • Liquid smoke- 1 tablespoon
  • Chicken seasoning- 2 tablespoons
  • BBQ seasoning- 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper- according to preference
  • Unsalted butter- 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped parsley- 1 tablespoon
Butter Chicken Wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Mix the soy sauce and liquid smoke with the chicken wings. Then place the wings in a Ziploc bag. 
  • Step 2: Put the remaining seasoning in the bag and turn in around so that it covers all the chicken wings. 
  • Step 3: Then refrigerate the marinated chicken wings overnight. 
  • Step 4: The next day, preheat your grill to medium heat. 
  • Step 5: Put the wings on the grill. Cook them for 5 minutes on each side. 
  • Step 6: While the wings are cooking, use a microwavable bowl to melt the butter for 20 seconds. 
  • Step 7: Use a brush to cover the chicken wings with butter and BBQ sauce. 
  • Step 8: When they are done, take them out from the grill. 
  • Step 9: They are ready to be served with the chopped parsley garnish.


Thai Inspired Chicken Wings

Great for parties and get together, this recipe will definitely be a hit among your guests. This recipe is inspired by Thai flavors that will play beautifully on your tongue and leave you wanting more.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings- 4 or 5 pounds
  • Oyster sauce- ¼ cup
  • Dry red wine- ¼ cup
  • Honey- ¼ cup
  • Chopped green onions- 6
  • Minced garlic cloves- 4
  • Chili sauce- 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped cilantro- 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce- 2 teaspoons
Thai style chicken wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: For this recipe, you need to cut the wings in half to get rid of the wingtips. 
  • Step 2: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Put the wings in a Ziploc bag and put the mixture in as well. Turn the wings around in the bag to make sure all the wings are properly coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours. 
  • Step 3: Start the grill and set the heat to medium. Take the wings out of the Ziploc bag but keep the remaining marinade. 
  • Step 4: Place the wings on the preheated grill and brush with the reserved marinade. Cook one side for 20 minutes then turn over, put marinade on this side as well and cook for another 20 minutes. 
  • Step 5: Take them down from the grill when the inner thermometer says the temperature is 165F. 
  • Step 6: Serve with a garnish of chopped green onions.


Best Of Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wings

For foodies who love the best of both worlds, this recipe is guaranteed to make you swoon. Honey will give you a sticky sweetness, and on the other hand, a spicy sauce will make your tongue tingle.

Get Your Hands On These Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings- 5 pounds
  • Ground black pepper- 2 ½ cups
  • Honey- 1 cup
  • Garlic powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Barbecue sauce- ½ cup
  • Seasoned salt- 1 tablespoon
  • Apple juice- 3 tablespoons
  • Onion powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Charcoal- 3 pounds
  • Chili powder- 1 tablespoon
Sweet and spicy chicken wings

Step-by-Step Directions:

  • Step 1: Mix pepper, chili powder, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic powder into a bowl to make a dry rub for the wings.
  • Step 2: Put the wings in a Ziploc bag along with the rub mixture. Shake the packet to cover all the wings. 
  • Step 3: Refrigerate the marinated chicken wings for 24 hours, or if you’re in a hurry marinate for half an hour. 
  • Step 4: Pile up the charcoal on either side of the grill and heat it up. When their color turns white, add two cups of wood chips to the coals. 
  • Step 5: Next, you need to put the wings on top of the grill grates and let them smoke for a little less than half an hour. Then, turn them over to the other side and keep them that way for another half an hour. 
  • Step 6: Take a saucepan and mix barbecue sauce, honey, along with the apple juice. Cook them on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Step 7: Take the wings down from the grill and place them on the top of a foil. Pour the mixture from the saucepan on the wings, and move around to mix the wings with the sauce. 
  • Step 8: Afterwards, let the wings smoke for about half an hour. Move them around until you have your preferred glaze. 
  • Step 9: You’ll know the chicken wings are cooked perfectly when its inner temperature says 175F. 
  • Step 10: They are all ready to be served!
9 Grilled Chicken Wing Recipes

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Conclusion: Now that you know all the recipes, it’s time to make some wings. So, why are you still here? Go, and get started right now.

Happy grilling!

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Theresa Lori

Hi, I'm Theresa. My passion for grilling delicacy gradually built during the time I was living with my parents. My family members especially my mother was a great fan of grilled dishes to and from the love of food. I started preparing smoked food with my mom. This bonding helped me to know more and more about to smoke, grill what always I share on SmokeGears.com. So, in two words you can call me a BBQ lover.

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