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Grilled Chicken Wings

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These are the best grilled chicken wings! They're made with a fantastic combination of spices and grilled to crispy perfection.

You'll love the flavor and crispy skin on these wings. They're great for dipping or you can top them with some barbecue sauce or hot sauce.

Grilling chicken wings is the best way to cook them! It's the easiest way to make them and results in such great flavor.

Grilled chicken wings on a white plate.

You can make this recipe on a gas grill or charcoal grill - if possible, I do suggest making this recipe on an outdoor grill as it can get smoky! You can make it on a grill pan on the stovetop though.

This chicken wing recipe is great for a party or as an appetizer for game day.

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Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this chicken wings recipe and dry rub.

Raw chicken wings, olive oil, and spices.
  • Chicken Wings*
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Dried Thyme
  • Dried Oregano
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil

*You can use whole wings, but I prefer buying them already cut into drumettes and flats (also called wingettes).

See the recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

Combine the salt, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine. 

Pat the wings dry and add them to the large bowl or gallon-sized zip-top bag. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss till wings are coated.

Add the seasoning mixture and toss to coat the wings.

Chicken wings marinating in spices in a ziploc bag.

Allow the wings to rest for 20 minutes in the marinade.

Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Using a brush or a paper towel and tongs, brush the oil onto the grill grates. 

Place the chicken wings on the grill and allow them to cook for 10 minutes.

Raw chicken wings being placed on a grill.

Then flip them over and allow them to cook for another 5 to 8 minutes until the skin is crispy and the wings reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. 

Chicken wings on a grill.

Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Grilled chicken wings on a cutting board.

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What to Serve with Wings

Want something to pair with crispy grilled chicken wings? Try some of these great dips and side dishes.

Storage

Store the grilled wings for up to four days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Cooking Tips - Don't skip oiling the grill grates - it keeps the chicken wings from sticking.

Recommended Tools - I highly recommend using a meat thermometer for this recipe. It's much easier quickly test the chicken done temp with a digital thermometer.

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings on a plate.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds of chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil, divided

Instructions

  1. Combine the salt, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine. 
  2. Pat the wings dry and add them to the large mixing bowl or gallon-sized zip-top bag. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss till wings are coated. Add the seasoning mixture and toss to coat the wings.
  3. Allow the wings to rest for 20 minutes in the marinade.
  4. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Yo looks Using a brush or a paper towel and tongs, brush the oil onto the grill grates. 
  5. Place the chicken wings on the grill and allow them to cook for 10 minutes. Then flip them over and allow them to cook for another 5 to 8 minutes until the skin is crispy and the wings reach an internal temperature of 165 on an instant-read thermometer. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 906mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: .5gSugar: 0gProtein: 44g

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