Grilled Hot Wings 3 Ways



For the chicken wings

  • dozen chicken wings
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil, plus more to grease the grill
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Buffalo sauce

  • stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup  hot sauce
  • 1/4 Cup  crumbled blue cheese
  •   Carrot and celery sticks, for serving

For the Asian sesame chile sauce

  • 1/4 Cup  hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons  ponzu
  • 2 Tablespoons  honey
  • 1 Tablespoon  Thai hot sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon  sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Cup  roughly chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped cilantro

For the smokey barbecue sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup  ketchup
  • 1 Cup  large beer
  • 1 Tablespoon  agave nectar
  • 2 Teaspoons  smoked paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon  smoked chipotle powder
  • 4-5  dashes of liquid smoke

This recipe serves up classic chicken wings in not one, but three different varities. A classic Buffalo sauce sets the pace, while a smoky barbecue sauce and Asian sesame chile sauce take us outside of our comfort zone. It'll be hard to pick your favorite, we guarantee.


For the chicken wings

Place a large grill pan over medium-high heat or heat an outdoor grill to high. Brush with olive oil to lightly coat.

In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the wings on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until well marked and cooked through, about 10 minutes. 

For the Buffalo sauce

Place a small saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter. Whisk in the hot sauce and heat through, stirring occasionally. Toss the wings in the Buffalo sauce and garnish with blue cheese, carrots, and celery. 

For the Asian sesame chile sauce

Place a small saucepan over medium heat and add all of the ingredients except the peanuts and the cilantro. Stir to combine and heat the sauce through, stirring occasionally. Toss with the wings and garnish with the peanuts and cilantro. 

For the smokey barbecue sauce

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and heat the sauce through, stirring occasionally. Toss wings in the sauce and serve.


Click here to see this recipe created on HUNGRY's Grill This with Nathan Lippy.


Calories per serving:

700 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 48g 74%
  • Carbs 25g 8%
  • Saturated 18g 90%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 21g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 42g 84%
  • Cholesterol 279mg 93%
  • Sodium 1,198mg 50%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 57mg 14%
  • Potassium 666mg 19%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 3mg 21%
  • Phosphorus 333mg 48%
  • Vitamin A 161µg 18%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 24%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 71%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 66%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 40µg 10%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 18µg 23%
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