Grilled Hot Wings 3 Ways

Grilled Hot Wings 3 Ways
By
Staff Writer
HUNGRY

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.

8
Servings
278
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

For the chicken wings

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

For the Buffalo sauce

  • 1 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
116mg
17%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
798mg
53%
Water
33g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.