Grilled Chicken Wings is the perfect game day food or an easy appetizer to feed a crowd. Simple ingredients makes these wing a family favorite.

Grilled Chicken Wings on a white plate with a plate of celery and carrots in the background
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You can leave these chicken wings plain or add a sauce to them. This grilled chicken recipe will give the tips and tricks to grill these wings perfectly every time. The wings are so crispy on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside. The wings are simply amazing.

These chicken wings are grilled to perfection in less than 30 minutes. You will love the flavor that they have and how easy they are to prepare. You may even like these smoked chicken wings recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Chicken wings make the perfect addition to any family gathering. They can be made easily with different seasoning and sauces. They are easy to make and the chicken turns juicy and tender.

Make these grilled wings for any occasion or for an afternoon snack. This recipe is budget friendly and always a family favorite.

Ingredients 

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

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Seasoning Ideas

This grilled chicken wings recipe is a basic recipe that can be enjoyed as is or you can add your favorite seasoning or sauce.

  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning – This seasoning is very popular and taste amazing when tossed with your favorite wings.
  • Cajun Seasoning – This seasoning blend gives the wing an extra kick and gives them so much flavor.
  • Other Spices Ideas – You can easily use your own blend of spices by mixing ½ teaspoon in a small bowl of these spices – paprika, cayenne, black pepper and onion powder.
  • Favorite Sauce – One of my kids like the chicken wings to be plain, but you can also toss the wings in your favorite sauce. When the wings are finished on the griddle, you can toss them in sauce or bake and then add the sauce.
  • BBQ Sauce – We like mixing BBQ Sauce with the chicken wings. It adds flavor and is one of my favorite ways to serve the chicken wings. Honey BBQ Sauce is also a family favorite.
  • Buffalo Sauce – Add buffalo sauce to the cooked chicken wings. You can use bottled buffalo sauce or make your own. These wings are also delicious tossed in hot sauce.

How to Make Grilled Chicken Wings

  • Step 1 – Preheat the gas grill over medium-high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Rub the grill grates with vegetable oil to prevent the chicken wings from sticking to the grill. You can also cook on a charcoal grill.
  • Step 2 – Dry the chicken as much as possible and then coat the chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.  
Mixing the chicken wings with sauce
  • Step 3 – 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.  
Chicken Wings on the grill
  • Step 4 – Remove the wings on the grill. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.

Tips for Grilling Chicken Wings

  • Add a sauce – You can either dip the wings in your favorite type of wing sauce or coat them fully before serving.  Try Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe.
  • Oil the Grates – Use an oil with a high heat rate to oil the grill gates. Avocado oil, vegetable or coconut oil all work great. Making sure the grates are oil prevents the wings from sticking.
  • Hot Grill – You want to make sure that your grill is hot before placing the wings on the grill. We recommend that the grill be about 400 to 425 degrees.
  • Dry Wings – After rinsing the wings, make sure you pat them dry with a paper towel before seasoning them.
  • Prevent Burning – While grilling the wings, make sure to flip every few minutes to prevent the wings from burning.
  • Instant Read Thermometer – I like to check periodically the temperature of the wings. When they reach about 165 degrees I know that they are done.
Grilled chicken wings on a platter

What to Serve with Chicken Wings?

Chicken wings is perfect as a appetizer or as a meal. When I make a meat on the grill, I like to prepare easy sides that can be made on the grill.

  • Grilled Corn on the CobThis recipe is so easy to make and it pairs perfectly with these chicken wings.
  • 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 of carrots, celery and broccoli with a side of ranch dressing or blue cheese to dip them into. This is the perfect side when I am hosting a party and we are serving these crispy grilled chicken wings.
  • See What to Serve with Chicken Wings and More Grilled Chicken Side Dishes
Grilled Chicken Wings on a white plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you Sauce Wings before or after Grilling?

We recommend adding the sauce after you done grilling them. There are a variety of sauces that you can use to make these wings even better. The sauces can range from spicy to sweet or just leave them plain.

How to Store leftover Chicken Wings

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  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. If you want to freeze, check out How to Freeze Grilled Chicken.

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 hot, it doesn’t take long for the wings to get a golden brown. Use a meat 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.

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Grilled Chicken Wings

5 from 4 votes
Grilled Chicken Wings is the perfect game day food or an appetizer to feed a crowd. Simple ingredients makes these wing a family favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 295

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Chicken Wings if whole, cut the chicken wings into sections
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
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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.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce 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 477mg, Potassium 202mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 182IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 17mg, Iron 1mg

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