BBQ Chicken Wings

Get ready to elevate your game day spread with these mouthwatering BBQ chicken wings that are sure to be a hit with friends and family alike!

Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or hosting a casual get-together, these sticky, tangy, and perfectly grilled chicken wings will have everyone reaching for seconds.

With a homemade barbecue sauce that’s bursting with flavor and tender, juicy wings hot off the grill, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Let’s fire up the grill and dive into this irresistible BBQ chicken wings recipe!

BBQ Chicken wings
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For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Chicken Wings:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split at joints, tips removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil, for grilling
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, about 375-400°F (190-200°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce: ketchup, apple cider vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Season the chicken wings generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken wings and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Place the seasoned chicken wings on the preheated grill. Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the wings are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Once the chicken wings are cooked, brush them generously with the prepared BBQ sauce, turning them to coat evenly. Continue to grill for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to caramelize and create a sticky glaze.
  8. Remove the BBQ chicken wings from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.
  9. Garnish the wings with chopped fresh cilantro or parsley and sliced green onions, if desired. Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the wings.
  10. Enjoy these irresistible BBQ chicken wings as a delicious appetizer or main dish at your next gathering or game day celebration!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Flavor Explosion: These BBQ chicken wings are coated in a homemade sauce that’s bursting with sweet, tangy, and smoky flavors.
  2. Perfectly Grilled: Cooking the wings on the grill gives them a delicious charred exterior and juicy, tender meat on the inside.
  3. Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a party or just enjoying a casual meal with family, these BBQ chicken wings are sure to be a hit with everyone.
  4. Customizable: Adjust the level of heat in the BBQ sauce by adding more or less spice according to your taste preferences.

These BBQ chicken wings are a must-have addition to your recipe repertoire.

With their irresistible flavor and easy preparation, they’re sure to become a favorite at any gathering or game day celebration.

So fire up the grill, grab a cold drink, and get ready to enjoy these finger-licking good wings with friends and family!