Barbecued Chicken Wings
Barbecued Chicken Wings
5 from 2 votes
Unearth the secret to perfect barbecued chicken wings with this sizzling guide. From mastering the marinade to achieving that enviable char, I've got you covered. Elevate your grill game and wow your taste buds, no culinary degree needed!
Barbecued Chicken Wings

Barbecued chicken wings are a beloved classic, perfect for any gathering or as a flavorful meal. Originating from the heart of American barbecue culture, these wings are known for their tantalizing blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors.

Despite their delicious reputation, making them at home is easier than you might think. With a simple marinade and some time on the grill, you can create tender, juicy wings bursting with mouthwatering taste.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or craving a satisfying snack, these barbecued chicken wings are sure to hit the spot. Get ready to fire up the grill and impress your friends and family with this finger-licking dish!

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spice blends and sauces to customize the flavor of your wings to your liking.


Chicken Wings: Tender and juicy, chicken wings provide a meaty base for the flavorful marinade.

Oil: Vegetable oil helps to tenderize the chicken wings and prevent them from sticking to the grill.

Soy Sauce: Adds depth of flavor and a salty kick to the marinade, enhancing the overall taste of the wings.

Ketchup: Provides a touch of sweetness and tanginess, balancing out the savory elements of the marinade.

Honey: Contributes sweetness and helps to caramelize the wings as they cook, creating a deliciously sticky glaze.

Garlic: Minced garlic infuses the marinade with aromatic flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish.

Smoked Paprika: Adds a rich, smoky flavor to the marinade, reminiscent of traditional barbecue seasoning.

Cayenne Pepper: Adds a subtle heat to the wings, but feel free to adjust according to your spice preference.

Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and helps to season the chicken wings to perfection.

Black Pepper: Adds a touch of warmth and depth to the marinade, complementing the other spices.

Coriander: Fresh cilantro leaves are used as a garnish, adding a burst of freshness to the finished dish.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the grill when cooking the wings, as this can prevent them from getting crispy and evenly cooked.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the barbecued chicken wings hot off the grill as an appetizer at your next gathering.
  • Pair them with classic barbecue sides like coleslaw, grilled corn, or potato salad for a complete meal.
  • Offer a variety of dipping sauces, such as ranch, barbecue, or honey mustard, for extra flavor options.
  • Garnish the wings with additional fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a vibrant finishing touch.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy wings, pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels before marinating and grilling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I marinate the chicken wings?

Marinate the chicken wings for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator, but for best results, aim for 3-4 hours to allow the flavors to fully develop.

Can I bake the wings instead of grilling them?

Yes, you can bake the wings in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until they are cooked through and golden brown.

How can I prevent the wings from sticking to the grill?

Make sure the grill grates are clean and well-oiled before placing the wings on the grill. You can also brush the wings with a little extra oil before grilling to help prevent sticking.

What if I don’t have a grill?

If you don’t have access to a grill, you can also cook the wings on a stovetop grill pan or in a broiler in your oven.

Can I make the marinade ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the marinade in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before using it to marinate the chicken wings.

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Barbecued Chicken Wings

Barbecued Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Unearth the secret to perfect barbecued chicken wings with this sizzling guide. From mastering the marinade to achieving that enviable char, I've got you covered.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 245 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Wings
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper Adjust to taste
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • Coriander


  • In a bowl, combine the vegetable oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, minced garlic, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix well to make the marinade.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large resealable plastic bag or a bowl. Pour the marinade over the wings, ensuring they are well coated. Seal the bag or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. For best results, marinate for 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken wings from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off. Reserve the marinade for basting.
  • Place the chicken wings on the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and have a nice char. During the last few minutes of cooking, brush the wings with the reserved marinade to add extra flavour.
  • Once the chicken wings are cooked, transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of freshness.
  • Serve the barbecued chicken wings hot as an appetizer or as part of a delicious meal. They pair wonderfully with coleslaw, grilled corn, or your favourite dipping sauce.


Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your desired level of spiciness.
If you prefer a smokier flavour, you can use smoked salt in the marinade.
These barbecued chicken wings are perfect for outdoor gatherings, parties, or even a casual weeknight dinner.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 14gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 621mgPotassium: 171mgFibre: 0.4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 488IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Barbecued Chicken Wings, BBQ, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Food, Gameday, Recipe
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