Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

 

 

This one is short and sweet, and a little spicy too. Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings have become a regular weeknight meal for us, usually every Monday, our BBC Top Gear Family TV Night. The wings are quick and perfect with a side of sweet potato fries, and seasoned beans of some sort. Plus they’re grilled. Which means healthier, with no greasy frying mess to clean up.

 

Assuming you know your grill, this recipe is as simple as it gets. We use a charcoal grill with these for a low, even heat and for better control over flame. My husband is the grill master in our home and prefers charcoal over gas when time permits. Nothing beats an old kettle charcoal grill.

 

 

Other than grill skills, the sauce is made with equal parts of balsamic vinegar, honey, and hot sauce. For the hot sauce, we usually use sriracha hot chili sauce (the one with the rooster on the bottle), but any of your favorite hot sauces will do. We use this sauce for other cuts of chicken too. It’s a nice balance of sweet and spicy for us, but if you can kick it up a notch or two if you like it hot.

 

 

Try this one soon, y’all, and I bet Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings will become a favorite regular in your home too. Whisk up some sauce, light the grill, and let me know how it goes. Enjoy!

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
 
This one is short and sweet, and a little spicy too. Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings have become a regular weeknight meal for us, usually every Monday, our BBC Top Gear Family TV Night. The wings are quick and perfect with a side of sweet potato fries, and seasoned beans of some sort. Plus they're grilled. Which means healthier, with no greasy frying mess to clean up.
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup hot chili pepper sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken wings, thawed (easily substitute your favorite cut of chicken, but remember, dark meat is mo’ bettah)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together first three ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Place wings on grill over low, direct heat. Grill 15 minutes per side, then baste chicken with sauce, turn, and continue to baste until done, and desired crispness, color, coverage is reached.

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen says

    Oh my hubby will love you for this….he loves his wings!! What an easy, simple sauce you’ve created. I was just recently introduced to the sriracha sauce by our nephew. Can’t believe I’d never heard of it before.

  2. 2

    says

    Ooh, that sauce sounds perfect! I might try it on some boneless breasts…I’m sort of a freak about actual bones in my meat. I know…I’m lame. :)

    • 3

      says

      Karly,

      I think this sauce would work on just about any meat. Ribs (of course w/o the bone for you), pork tenderloin … all would be yummy!

      Amy

  3. 8

    says

    These look amazing, Amy. Your photographs always just make me sigh at the simple beauty you capture in every single one. I seriously need you to sit atop my shoulder coaching me all the way.

    • 9

      says

      Robyn,

      I’m a little big to be sitting atop your shoulder. Maybe in a chair next to ya? ; )

      How about you cook, and I’ll help you in between nibbles? Deal? Sounds like the perfect deal to me.

      Amy

  4. 19

    says

    I’ve baked and fried chicken wings but I have yet to grill them. The boyfriend and I are thinking about investing in an electric grill soon so this will definitely be on our “to-grill” list this summer!

  5. 23

    says

    My husband would love these! He happens to be the grill master in our house too and I don’t think he would have any problem grilling up some of these babies.

  6. 28

    says

    Oh my heavens! My lips are smacking and my fingers are twitching. Girl you’re killing me with the crispy deliciousness up there.

  7. 29

    says

    I truly started salivating as soon as I saw that top photo. These wings have all the flavors I love the most, and I can imagine that the flavors are deepened with a little turn on the grill.

  8. 31

    says

    We love grilled wings and will definitely be giving these a try in the very near future. Plus, anything with Sriracha has to be amazing – it’s a staple condiment in our house. Try mixing it with blue cheese dressing! Amazing.

  9. 32

    Meg says

    I am not even really a chicken wing fan but these look great. Not too much sauce, just enough!

  10. 36

    Kim Bee says

    Oh my goodness, these are fabulous. They are just tempting me to whip some up right now.

    • 38

      says

      Oh thank you so much Rachel! That sauce combo is on our menu weekly (sometimes twice).

      I hope y’all enjoy your 4th. AND keep cool, man.

      Amy

  11. 41

    Nora says

    Congrats on your Buzzfeed shoutout! I was wondering if the sauce could work well with baked wings? I don’t have a grill. If so should I toss them in the sauce before baking, afterwards, or maybe half and half? Thanks!

  12. 42

    MATT says

    I tried these today and oh man, they are AMAZING! Even my picky eater wife loved them :) Wonderful spice without the intense heat.

    • 43

      says

      So glad to hear it Matt! Our picky eater teenage son has already learned how to make them himself. Such a great go-to!

  13. 44

    Pamalam says

    My husband yelled, “BEST WINGS EVER!” And he doesn’t even like wings. I left out the hot sauce (except for a tad) for my duaghter who also loved the. I loved them too! THANKS!

  14. 45

    says

    I am looking for sweet and spicy chicken and luckily I found yours. This recipe is so simple but looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I will make it as soon as possible. ^_^

  15. 46

    Ashley says

    This was sooooooo Good!!! I tripled the recipe bc we like our wings really wet (that way we can use some of the sauce on our fries lol). I ran out of honey by about an 1/8th of a cup and just substituted with a little brown pepper. Seriously yummy!!

  16. 48

    Kerri says

    Could I use this sauce and bake the wings instead? We don’t have a grill :)

  17. 51

    Michelle sellers says

    These sound great! I was planning on frying the wings and hen tossing them in the sauce. Wonder if that will still work?

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