Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings are a favorite item from the grill and for game time. Could be the quintessential guy food?  Nowadays there are whole restaurants built around wings. Pretty amazing actually unless you are a chicken!

These are some of our favorite grilled chicken wings recipes. Some are spicy, some out and out incendiary.



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Grilled Sriracha Chicken Wings

We posted this great recipe quite a while ago before Sriracha became such a popular sauce. If you like spicy wings, this will become one of your favorites. My son loves these wings. These are great and not too hot, a nice exotic sweet hot.

Sriracha Marinade for Grilled Chicken Wings

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 

1 Tablespoon Sriracha Chile Sauce*

2 Tablespoons Oil, Olive or Canola

Marinate overnight or at least 4 hours.

24 Chicken Wings 

Combine the wings with the marinade in refrigerate.

Heat the grill to high heat, turn heat down to medium place wings on grill. Keep an eye on them for flare, when golden turn. When both are nicely marked move to rack or indirect heat. Cook until golden.  When done remove from fire and place on serving plate or platter. Top the grilled chicken wings with the sauce below!

Make extra because these will go fast!

* Sriracha chile sauce is available in most markets these days or definitely in Asian grocery stores.

Sriracha Chicken Wing Sauce

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 ½ Tablespoons Honey

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 ½ Tablespoons Sriracha Chile Sauce*

1 large clove Garlic finely chopped

2 Green Onions finely sliced

Melt the butter in a sauté pan on medium-low heat, add the garlic until softened, do not brown. Around 3-5 minutes. Add honey, Sriracha chile sauce and Soy Sauce. Stir to combine. Pour butter sauce over the wings and sprinkle the green onions over for a tasty garish.



Jerked Grilled Chicken Wings

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Well, these will light your fire, I get a craving for these when I haven't had my chile fix for a while. Feel free to cut back on the chiles here, or substitute serrano or jalapeno chilies for the habaneros. 

By the way, habanero chiles are one of the hottest chiles in the world, do not take them lightly. Most recipes will tell you to wear gloves, but the most important thing is do not rub your eyes or touch anything that you do not want to burn until after you have washed your hands thoroughly. 

Jerk Marinade

5 scallions, chopped

6 large garlic cloves, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 fresh Scotch bonnet or habanero chiles (for the very brave 2), stemmed, seeded and chopped. For a milder version try serrano chiles.

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

4 Tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 Tablespoons salt

1 1/2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

1 1/2 Tablespoons ground allspice

1 1/2 Tablespoons black pepper

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Blend all marinade in a blender until smooth.

24 chicken wing

Reserve 1/2 of the marinade for the sauce and place your wings in a ziplock baggie or non-aluminum container to marinate for 4 hours or overnight. 

Grill the wings until nicely marked then scoot them to the side for indirect heat to cooked through. Place them in a bowl or on a platter.

Jerked Wing Lava Sauce

3 Tablespoon Butter

Reserved Jerk marinade

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat add the reserved Jerk marinade (to taste) and stir. Pour sauce evenly over the wings.  Enjoy with plenty of your favorite beer!


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