This easy recipe makes the best grilled chicken wings. They are crispy and charred on the outside yet juicy and tender on the inside. The chicken wings are marinated in a simple homemade marinade and then grilled to a crispy perfection!

You can’t go wrong with classic chicken wings. Whether you prefer baked or air-fryer wings, grilled chicken wings bring a whole new flavor profile to the table. Regardless of your cooking method, wings are best when saucy, like with our mild buffalo recipe or asian zing sauce!

Crispy grilled chicken wings on a plate with celery and ranch dressing.

We love the flavor of grilled wings and how easy they are to make! The wings are tender and juicy with a crispy, charred taste. They are SO GOOD! These grilled wings are going to become your new favorite wing recipe. The marinade is so easy to make and gives you flavorful wings.

Chicken wings on the grill being cooked.


You only need a few simple ingredients, and you can have your wings marinating in no time!

  • Wings– You can use either fresh or frozen chicken wings. If you are using frozen wings, just be sure they are thawed before preparing this recipe.
  • Chicken Marinade– For the marinade, we use our easy Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe but you can use any of your favorite marinades.

Although these chicken wings are so delicious, you can also make them with your favorite wings sauces! You can make your wings sauce or buy wing sauces at your local grocery store. Here are some of our favorite dipping sauce ideas to use:

  • Asian Zing
  • Mild (Buffalo sauce)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Louisiana Lickers
  • Honey BBQ

Serve alongside Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing with celery sticks and carrots.

A glass bowl with the chicken wings in the homemade grilled chicken marinade.

How to Make Grilled Chicken Wings:

You can have your chicken wings on the grill with just a few steps! Check out our Grilled Chicken Marinade post for all the details on the marinade, marinate time, and more!

  1. Rinse and dry the chicken wings and place them in a bowl or plastic bag.
  2. Toss the chicken wings with the oil and then toss in the seasoning blend until all the chicken is coated and allow the chicken to marinate.
  3. Preheat the grill to 400°F and clean and prep the grill. Add the chicken wings to the grill and grill until fully cooked, flipping halfway through.
  4. Remove the wings from the grill, serve with your favorite dipping sauces, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

There are so many different ways to enjoy these wings! Here are some of our favorite sides to enjoy with these wings:

  • Side: Air Fryer Fries make a wonderful, and easy side. 
  • Side salad: A caesar salad makes a great and light side to the chicken wings.
  • Grilled: Cook up these wings alongside grilled vegetables for the perfect grilled dinner.  
Chicken wing being dipped into ranch.


What type of grill can be used?

Use either a charcoal grill or a gas grill. If you use a charcoal grill, you will have additional flavor from the smoke. 

When do I know my chicken wings are cooked?

Use an instant read thermometer to check that one wing has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. If all the wings are added at the same time, the should all be at the same temperature. The meat thermometer ensure you have perfectly cooked wings everytime.

How to make grilled chicken wings saucy?

Use a large bowl to gently toss the cooked wings in the sauce of your choice!

Can I freeze leftovers?

We do not recommend freezing the grilled chicken wings.

How do you reheat chicken wings?

Reheat the wings in the air fryer, toaster oven, oven, or microwave.

How long can I marinate the wings?

You can marinate the wings for up to 2 days!

Can I air-fry the wings instead of grilling?

Yes! These wings are great in the air fryer! Just use our Air Fryer Recipe.

Grilled chicken wings on a plate with celery sticks and Ranch dressing.

Try Our Other Recipes

If you love easy chicken wing recipes, be sure to try our other chicken wings: 

If you tried this grilled chicken wings recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Chicken Wings on the Grill

Author: Valentina
5 from 4 votes
Easy recipe for Grilled Chicken Wings that are crispy and charred on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. Chicken wings marinated in a simple homemade marinade and then grilled to crispy perfection!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs chicken wings, thawed

grilled chicken marinade-


  • In a bowl, combine all the seasoning for the chicken marinade; the salt, garlic, paprika, onion and Italian seasoning.
  • Pat the chicken wings to dry and add into a large bowl or plastic bag. Toss the chicken in the oil and then in the seasoning mixtue.
  • Marinate the chicken wings for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Clean and prep the grill to 350°F.
  • Once heated, add the chicken wings to the grill and cook for about 20 minutes. Be sure to flip every 5-10 minutes to avoid burning.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the grill and serve with desired sauces. Enjoy!


247kcal Calories1g Carbs15g Protein20g Fat4g Saturated Fat5g Polyunsaturated Fat10g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat63mg Cholesterol642mg Sodium147mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar290IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C17mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Wings on the Grill
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 642mg28%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)