Who the heck doesn’t love a good chicken wing? Not me, that’s for sure! As for Adam, if he could eat one thing for the rest of his life, I undoubtedly think it would be chicken wings.

This happens to be my go-to recipe in the summer, especially since all we do is grill or use the smoker in the summer. However, I just so happened to decide to make these wings for Super Bowl Sunday this year. How we were able to grill in February in Northwest Indiana is beyond me. But I was NOT complaining.

Here’s what you need:

  • Fresh Chicken Wings (You can buy the precut ones, I prefer to do the cutting myself) I bought 3 packages, roughly 6 lbs total
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Volcan’s Fire Salt (from the Spicehouse) Adam and I LIVE by this stuff, we put it on everything. I’m not even kidding. You can find it here
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar

You’d think there would be a lot more going into the BEST chicken wing. But I swear this is what we love best.

First things first, you will want to prepare the chicken wings. If you’re like me and don’t buy the precut ones, you’ll need to cut off the wing tips. I have seen some people actually use the entire wing, but I’d rather do without that part! Once you remove all the tips from the wings, you will cut the remaining piece in half. With this you’ll get two “wings” to each large wing you cut up. I refer to these separate pieces as the “drumstick” and the “wing.” As my mother-in-law likes to say, “I like that flat ones.” She’s referring to the wing pieces.

Sometimes the cutting is the hardest part, and most time consuming! It’s all worth it in the end!

Once you have all the chicken pieces cut, now it is time to add the seasoning. I usually mix all the dry ingredients together and then coat the wings thoroughly. I’m one of those people where you can never have “too much” seasoning.

On the grill they go!

This is Adam’s favorite part. After all, he IS the grill master in our house!

We usually do medium heat, just so they don’t cook too quick and burn. It takes anywhere from 20-25 minutes this way. But as you can see it gets a really nice char that just tastes so YUMMY.

Sometimes we get real adventurous. Every now and then I might make a really good buffalo sauce to go on top and brush them with. But, in most cases we just like a really good grilled chicken wing. Tada! There you have it. I hope if you decide to make this you enjoy it as much as I do!

Now I need to pick your brain!
What is your favorite way to make chicken wings?
What is your go-to party/occasion dish to make?