These Grilled Honey BBQ Wings are loaded with flavor and easy to make. Perfect wings to make for your game day parties or a weeknight dinner.

Cooked chicken wings on a platter with a bowl of BBQ Sauce and a bowl of ranch dressing
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Making wings on the grill makes for a delicious grilled chicken recipe. The honey BBQ Sauce that is basted on the wings makes for a sweet and smoky flavor making these wings a family favorite.

If you love making wings as much as we do on the grill, then you will love this Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe and Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings are perfect for any occasion. Cooking them on the grill gives the wings amazing taste and the texture is crispy with amazing grill marks.

The ingredients are simple and even better dipped in your favorite dipping sauce.

Ingredients 

Grilled Chicken Wings ingredients - chicken wings, salt, pepper, oil, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, paprika

For the Wings 

  • Chicken Wings if whole, cut the chicken wings into sections
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Oil 

For the Sauce

  • Ketchup
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • Honey
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Onion Powder 
  • Worcestershire Sauce 
  • Paprika 

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Variations Ideas

  • Wing Sauce – We love to baste the wings with this delicious homemade sauce but you can also change it to what you prefer. You can add in hot sauce or sriracha to add some kick to the sauce. Barbecue sauce is also a great addition to these grilled chicken wings.
  • Wings – You can usually buy fresh chicken wings at the grocery store in the meat market. But you can also cut them from a whole chicken.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over medium heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit) 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 and then coat the chicken with salt and pepper.  
Uncooked chicken wings on a baking sheet seasoned
  • Step 3 – Place the chicken wings on the grill over direct heat.  Cover and cook for 15 minutes – 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 – Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.  Baste the chicken wings with the sauce and grill them for 2-3 minutes per side to caramelize the sauce slightly.  
Placing sauce on the cooked wings on the grill
  • Step 5 – Remove the chicken from the grill and serve with any additional sauce and enjoy!  

Recipe Tips   

  • Prepare Grill Grates – Make sure to preheat the grill prior to adding the chicken wings. Use an oil with a high heat rate to oil the grill gates. Avocado oil, olive oil, vegetable or coconut oil all work great.
  • Cooking Chicken Wings – Cooking time will vary depending on your grill and the size of your chicken wings. Make sure to flip the wings to make sure all size cook. Place the chicken wings in a single layer on the grill. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken wings are cooked through before serving.
  • Serving Wings – These wings are the perfect appetizer serve with a side of ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing to dip them into. They are also perfect to serve with a side of carrots and celery to balance out the flavors.
Cooked Chicken Wings on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you add the sauce to the wings?

Cook the chicken wings and then add the sauce to both sides of the chicken and continue cooking. This helps caramelize the sauce for amazing flavor.

How to Store Leftovers

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

How to Reheat

We recommend reheating the wings in the air fryer to create a crispy texture again. It adds flavor and so easy to reheat. It only takes about 2-3 minutes to reheat at 350 degrees.

How to Cook in the Oven

If you prefer you can make these wings in the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes on each side.

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Grilled Honey BBQ Wings

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These Grilled Honey BBQ Wings are loaded with flavor and easy to make. Perfect wings to make for your game day parties or a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 735

Ingredients

For the Wings:

  • 3 pounds Chicken Wings if whole cut the chicken wings into sections
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

For the Sauce:

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit) 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 salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.  Baste the chicken wings with the sauce and grill them for 2-3 minutes per side to caramelize the sauce slightly.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and serve with any additional sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  
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 735kcal, Carbohydrates 78g, Protein 35g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 141mg, Sodium 1653mg, Potassium 690mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 70g, Vitamin A 780IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 75mg, Iron 3mg

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