Balsamic Marinade Chicken Wings Recipe

Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 Pounds (4 to 6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
643 Calories
43g Fat
9g Carbs
50g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 1/2 Pounds (4 to 6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 643
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 56%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 936mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 50g
Calcium 57mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tangy chicken wing appetizer is best served with a creamy dressing, such as blue cheese or feta. Enjoy these at your next cookout or game day celebration.


  • 2 1/2 pounds/1.1 kg. chicken wings, tips removed
  • 1 cup/240 mL​ balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL salt
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL dried oregano
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large green
  • onions, thinly sliced

Steps to Make It

  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag or container.

  2. In a medium bowl combine vinegar, oil, salt, oregano, garlic, and green onions. Pour half of the mixture over wings.

  3. Seal bag and toss lightly to coat. Place in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Place the remaining half of mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes on medium-low or low temperature, stirring often.

  5. The mixture should be a bit thicker but still runny.  Remove from heat. 

  6. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  7. Remove chicken wings from bag and discard marinade.

  8. Place wings on grill and cook for 8 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes.

  9. Once wings have reached an internal temperature between 165 to 170 F., remove from heat.

  10. Place cooked wings in a large bowl pour remaining balsamic sauce over the top and toss to coat.

  11. Serve immediately with your favorite creamy dressing.