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  • Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe

Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe

Food | May 18, 2018 | Nik Manojlovich
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Fire up the barbie and get ready for some delicious grilled flavours as we prepare a BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE that everyone will love.

This never-fail, casual meal idea always delivers superior taste along with its bountiful presentation. Our BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE is truly a keeper.

I often serve wings cooked in this fashion on the first night of a weekend at the cottage. Grilling the chicken is never complicated and serving it is simple too; it needs nothing more than a side of salad and maybe a few dipping sauces to add to the enjoyment.

The following steps will help you replicate this meal with no problems:

HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE – I make the tangy, slightly sweet sauce that we baste the wings with a day or two beforehand. Preparing it is just simmering for about 30 minutes, then letting it cool and storing it in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Enjoying it in short order won’t be difficult, especially when you discover how perfect it is on wings as well as beef, pork and your favourite seafood.

One suggestion is to double the recipe and give a portion away as a gift. I know your friends will enjoy it as much as you do. We posted a 1-minute City Slicker video on how to make it, so if you’re here for a crash course on the HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE, click HERE.

CHICKEN WINGS – Be selective when choosing your wings and look for meaty, plump ones. Don’t forget to bring your wings to room temperature for about an hour before you begin cooking – this ensures that they cook through evenly.

SEASONING – I like to season the wings before they hit the grill with a mix of paprika, chili powder, cumin, kosher salt and black pepper. If you have a trusted seasoning mix you’d rather use, do so, and if it’s homemade, why not share it with the rest of us? You can add your version in the comment section below.

BARBECUING – I suggest you cook the wings on a very hot grill, preheated to at least to 600°F / 315°C. Cooking the wings at such a high temperature does require a bit of extra attention, so if you’re the grill master for the meal, make sure you have a favourite beverage on hand and stay close to the grill to deal with any flare-ups. Don’t leave your wings unattended and remember to keep brushing them with sauce as they cook.

THE BIG FINISH – The final step to making perfect BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS is to toss them in a bit more sauce, chopped parsley and some finely diced jalapeño pepper.

Once your wings are fully cooked and ready to enjoy, serve them up with some equally tasty things like our CREAMY COLESLAW and BLUE CHEESE DIP.

Last thing – wings are messy. Place out fresh hand towels in your powder room before you sit down for dinner. Everyone will be making a trip to wash their hands after dinner, guaranteed.

Enjoy our BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE with your friends and family. It makes for a welcome meal any night, but especially if you’re enjoying a weekend at the cottage.


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Ingredients & Amounts

  • For the homemade barbecue sauce:
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of pure Canadian maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • For the seasoning:
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • black pepper to taste
  • For the chicken wings:
  • 2 lbs. of chicken wings, room temperature
  • ½ of a jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • homemade barbecue sauce, about 1 cup


  1. Prepare the homemade barbecue sauce: Place all of the ingredients for the sauce into a small bowl and whisk together. Transfer to a medium-sized saucepan and heat on medium heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to simmer, and cook until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Once cooled, store in an airtight container until use.
  2. Prepare the seasoning: Place all of the ingredients for the seasoning into a small bowl and stir together.
  3. Prepare the chicken wings: Preheat the barbecue to 600°F. Place chicken wings in a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle with seasoning and toss until they are evenly coated. Place wings onto hot grill, spacing them out evenly. Close the cover of the barbecue and cook for about 4 minutes. Lift the lid and turn the wings using elongated barbecue tongs. Close the lid and cook the wings for an additional 4 minutes. Lift the lid and brush each wing with a bit of the barbecue sauce before turning them again. Continue to cook the wings, brushing them with additional sauce, turning them to ensure they don’t burn. Wings are done when the flesh is firm and the outsides are crispy.
  4. Transfer cooked wings to a medium-sized stainless bowl. Pour about ¼ of a cup of the sauce onto the wings, then add the jalapeño and parsley. Cover with foil and gently shake the bowl, tossing the wings until evenly coated. Discard foil and turn wings out onto service plate. Serve immediately with suggested salad and dips.

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Nik Manojlovich

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