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Grilled Chicken Wings (+ Dry Rub)

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 15-20 chicken wings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Appetizer
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Chicken Wings (+ dry rub) – learn how to grill chicken wings with this easy recipe (dry rub recipe included!). So delicious!



Dry Rub (optional):

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

Chicken Wings:

  • 1520 chicken wings and drummies
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper (if not using dry rub)


  1. Ensure grill grates are clean and set grill temperature to medium-high heat (400/450 degrees F). 
  2. Pat chicken wings dry with clean paper towel. Season all over with Dry Rub (if using) or season generously with kosher salt and ground black pepper. 
  3. Place chicken wings over direct heat: 8-12 minutes total for flat wings and 12-16 minutes total for drummies, or until the reach an internal temperature of 163 degrees F, flipping halfway.  
  4. Remove from grill and let rest 10 minutes – the internal temp will continue to raise 5 degrees during resting time. The wings will be safe to eat when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 
  5. Serve and enjoy! (See notes if you are wanting to add a sauce on).


  • What to serve with: we love this homemade ranch dressing!
  • Sauces: if you want to add a sauce like bbq or this homemade buffalo sauce then simply remove wings when they reach about 160 degrees F. internal temp, toss them in the sauce (or brush it on) then place them back on the grill 2 minutes per side or until the sauce because tacky (aka sticky to the touch) and the internal temp hits about 165 degrees F.  Then remove them and let them rest for at least 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!  Alternatively, you can just toss fully cooked grilled chicken wings in your sauce of choice, but the sauce may not stick as well as you like that way – totally up to you!
  • Internal Meat Thermometer: you will definitely want to be sure to use an internal meat thermometer so you can accurately track the internal temp.

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