Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings is flavorful and easy to make on the grill. With simple ingredients you will love these Buffalo Chicken Wings

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings on a white plate with a side of carrots and celery.
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We love the way this chicken wings taste being cooked on the grill. The charred and crispy texture makes them so flavorful. In less than 30 minutes these buffalo chicken wings are grilled to perfection.

Check out these smoked chicken wings for another delicious idea.

Why We Love This Recipe

Grilled buffalo chicken wing recipe is one of our favorite grilled chicken recipes. Chicken wings are a staple game day recipe. The grill cooks the wings perfectly and adding the buffalo sauce kicks them up a notch.

If you love chicken wings as much as my kids, then this is the recipe to make.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - chicken wings, salt and pepper, garlic powder, oil, buffalo sauce
  • Chicken Wings – If whole, cut the chicken wings into sections

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe in the recipe card.

How to Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings

  • Step 1 – Preheat the gas grill over medium heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and rub the grill grates with oil to prevent the chicken wings from sticking to the grill. 
  • Step 2 – Dry the chicken as much as possible with paper towels. Then coat the chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.  
Chicken wings in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Place the chicken wings on the side of the grill over direct heat. 
Grilling chicken wings on the grill
  • Step 4 – Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes flipping them every 2-3 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  
Tossing grilled chicken wings in a bowl with tongs
  • Step 5 – Remove the wings from the grill.  Place the chicken in a large bowl.  Pour the buffalo sauce on top and toss to thoroughly coat the chicken. 
  • Step 6 – Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Prepare Grill – Make sure to preheat the grill for best results. You also want to oil the grill grates with high point oil to oil the grill gates. Avocado oil, vegetable or coconut oil all work great.
  • Seasoning the Chicken – You want to season the chicken before placing on the grill. Dry the chicken wings with paper towels to remove any moisture.

How Long to Grill Chicken Wings

After preparing chicken wings with seasoning, place the wings on the grill over direct heat. Make sure to use an oil with a high burn rate. Olive oil, Avocado oil, vegetable or coconut oil all work great.

Cover and cook wings for about 15 to 20 minutes total. Every few minutes we recommend flipping wings and continue cooking until chicken wings are finished cooking.

Since the grill is high in heat, it doesn’t take long for the wings to get a golden brown. Use a instant read thermometer to check for doneness.

This cooking process is much less messy then deep fryer them. This recipe is super easy to make and always a crowd favorite.

Can I Bake Buffalo Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can bake Buffalo Chicken Wings. The process is just as easy and they are just as flavorful.

  • Prepare Chicken Wings – Dry and season your chicken as the recipe card indicates.
  • Baking Sheet – Place chicken wing on a sheet pan in a single layer lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake – Place chicken wings in the preheated oven of 425 degrees. Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure to flip half way through the cooking time.
  • Add Sauce – When Chicken wings are done cooking, toss in buffalo sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Wings being dipped in ranch sauce

How to Make Homemade Buffalo Sauce

Making Homemade Buffalo Wing Sauce is easy to do with these simple ingredients.

  • Hot Sauce
  • Melted Butter, unsalted
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper

These ingredients can easily be mixed together in a microwave safe bowl or in a sauce pan. Buffalo Sauce can be purchased in a jar at the store, but we like this homemade buffalo sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Buffalo Chicken wings is perfect as a appetizer or as a meal. Make sure you serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

  • Rice – These chicken wings would be delicious served with instant pot white rice.
  • Roasted Broccoli – I always like to make a side of a green vegetable. Roasted Broccoli is a family favorite and it cooks perfectly in the oven. 
  • Raw Vegetables – I love to make a large vegetable tray with a side of ranch to dip them into. This is the perfect side when I am hosting a party and we are serving these crispy grilled chicken wings. 
  • Sauce – You can either dip the wings in your favorite type of wing sauce, BBQ sauce or coat them fully before serving.  
  • Ranch – Homemade Ranch Dressing is a must when we make these chicken wings. Blue Cheese Dressing is also a great dipping sauce.
  • Salad We like to serve a green salad when making these chicken wings.
  • See What to Serve with Chicken Wings and More Grilled Chicken Side Dishes
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings on a white plate with a side of carrots and celery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings

When you are ready to serve, reheat in the oven or air fryer to get the crispy texture. These grilled chicken wings are great leftover and an amazing after school snack.

When do you add the Sauce to the Chicken Wings?

We recommend adding the sauce after you done grilling them. Once the chicken wings are removed from the grill, place the wings in a large bowl and pour the buffalo sauce over the top. Coat the wings completely with the sauce for amazing flavor.

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We love to hear from you. If you make grilled chicken wings with buffalo sauce, please a comment or a star review.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings

5 from 5 votes
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings is flavorful and easy to make on the grill. With simple ingredients you will love these Buffalo Chicken Wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 295

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and rub the grill grates with oil to prevent the chicken wings from sticking to the grill.
  • Dry the chicken as much as possible and then coat the chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place the chicken wings on the grill over direct heat.  Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes flipping them every 2-3 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from the grill.  Place the chicken in a large bowl.  Pour the buffalo sauce on top and toss to thoroughly coat the chicken.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  
You can either dip the wings in your favorite type of wing sauce or coat them fully before serving.  
Use an oil with a high heat rate to oil the grill gates. Avocado oil, vegetable or coconut oil all work great.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 295kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 23g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 94mg, Sodium 1704mg, Potassium 202mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 182IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 17mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Virginia says:

    Have you ever tried these in the oven?

  2. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes you can easily make these in the oven.