9 Best Grilled Chicken Wing Recipes

Chicken wings are great for any occasion. They are even better when grilled up with all that extra smoky flavor. These chicken wing recipes delicious and popular. Grill them up as appetizers, snacks, or for meals and put them out for the kids or the big game. Chicken wings are quick to cook, easy to prepare (with or without brine), and loaded with flavor making them the perfect chicken dish.


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    Spicy Chicken Wings

    Spicy Chicken Wings

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    These whole wings are tossed with herbs and spices then grilled to perfection. This is a quick and easy way to grill up some great chicken wings and can be as spicy or mild as you want them. The trick with grilling chicken wings is to keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

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    Very Best Buffalo Wings

    Very Best Buffalo Wings
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    The marinade for these chicken wings is loaded with flavors that make them spicy and savory. You can add more heat if you wish before these hit the grill for a quick cook. Serve them up with the fantastic blue cheese dipping sauce and this makes the perfect appetizer or meal.

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    Grilled Thai Chicken Wings

    Thai Chicken Wings

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    These fantastic chicken wings are loaded with savory Thai heat, making them some of the best hot wings you will each. The marinade for these wings gets brushed on during grilling to build a thick, saucy surface that everyone will love.

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    Super Smokers Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

    Smoked Chicken Wings

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    The secret to these chicken wings is a smoky charcoal fire and a fantastic dry rub that gives them a great barbecue flavor. Finish them off with a sweet honey barbecue sauce or try a tangy sauce like mumbo sauce. These sticky, delicious wings will make a whole meal or the perfect appetizer before a serious barbecue dinner.

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    Lemon Wings

    Lemon Wings

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    These lemon-flavored chicken wings are delicious. The layering of flavors makes these something special. They start with a brine to keep the chicken meat moist and tender, then hit the grill for a hot and fast cooking time. While on the grill baste them with this garlic-lemon sauce and they will come off coated with amazing flavors.

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    Salt and Vinegar Wings

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    These salt and vinegar wings are another of my favorites. Similar in flavor to salt and vinegar potato chips, the secret here is a baste that builds a thick coating of flavor while they slow roast on the grill. The more you baste the stronger the flavors become.

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    Buffalo Wings


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    A take on the pub classic, these buffalo wings are not fried but grilled for a healthier choice, but still packed with flavor. The secret here is the combination of hot sauce and cola–yes, cola. This gives these hot wings the perfect balance of sweet and heat. Serve it with the classic blue cheese dressing on game night.

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    Chinese Chicken Wings

    Chinese Chicken Wings

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    Fast and easy, these chicken wings have that classic Chinese flavor and make more than just a great appetizer. These wings are a meal all by themselves. The combination of Chinese Five Spice Powder, soy sauce, and ginger packs these wings with flavor.

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    Hot and Spicy Buffalo Wings

    Grilled Hot Wings

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    Throw a habanero into the marinade that flavors these wings and you get heat and flavor in a grilled chicken wing that will satisfy everyone. These wings are tender and flavorful and made sweet by pineapple juice.