sauce n tossI love to experiment with sauces for chicken wings, that’s how I stumbled across my signature grilled chicken wings, or “GRILLNATIONS SIGNATURE WINGS”. Chicken wings are iconic in the United States, in 2019 it’s estimated that 1 billion wings were consumed that year. Grilled wings also have significantly fewer calories than deep-fried wings! With that info and number in mind, I wanted to make a wing sauce for people to enjoy, so here it is! The ingredients and steps are listed below.


Grillnations Signature Grilled Wings

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Marinade Time 1 d
Servings 12


  • 24 wings 12 Drums, 12 Flats
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper


  • 1 cup A-1 sauce
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves Garlic


  • First, separate your wing into flats and drums. Make sure they are dried with a paper towel and then transfer them into a larger mixing bowl. 
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Follow that with the seasoning, Kosher Salt, Cumin, Paprika, Black Pepper and Cayenne. Mix it well and then prepare your marinade in another larger mixing bowl. 
  • Have your marinade prepped and measured. Combine all the ingredients into one mixing bowl and whisk. Add 3/4 of the marinade with the chicken and toss them around so it's all coated nicely. The other 1/4 of the marinade is for saucing later (this step isn’t necessary but it's an option) and placed in the fridge.
  • Marinate the wings for a minimum of 4 hours and for best results 24 hours. 
  • You want to set up two zones for this cook, direct and indirect. The first step is to get your charcoal lit like you are going to sear a steak. Have your wings ready after their marinade time and grill them directly over the flames. Typically 2 mins per side but you really are looking for a nice crispy char on the skin. Keep a close eye out on them and check consistently. When they get to the point of charred just move them to the indirect side. Finish the wings off indirectly until an internal temp of 175-180. Wings are great at this temperature. 
  • Once the wings hit this internal temp it’s time to SAUCE N TOSS! This is my favorite part!!!!!
  • Plate and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy with friends and family!
Keyword appetizer for game day, chicken wings, gameday

Items Used in This Recipe

Primo Ceramic Grill

Heat Resistant Gloves

Fogo Charcoal

Mixing Bowls

Charcoal Chimney

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What makes a good chicken wing?

The key to a good chicken wing is the temperature and the sauce! Getting the wings to the right temp of 175-180 will kill all the bacteria in the wings to make them safe to eat and will help them stay juicy. A good sauce will also make sure your wings are absolutely delicious! Try this sauce and you won’t regret it!

Are chicken wings healthy?

The answer is, it depends. Deep frying them in oil will add a considerable amount of calories to the wings. Yes, they’re tasty, but if you are trying to focus on the health side, I recommend grilling, smoking or air frying your wings! It will reduce the number of calories because there will be much fewer calories from fat.

How do you keep chicken from drying out?

An easy way to ensure that your wings don’t dry out is to cook them low and slow! Too high of a temperature and for too long will dry the wings out!

Are chicken wings keto?

Chicken wings have more fat than other parts of the chicken! Chicken wings can fit nicely into a ketogenic diet! While chicken wings do have protein, the calories are disproportionately coming from fat.

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