Grilled Wing Zingers

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Grill: 35 min.


about 6-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
My husband fine-tuned this recipe—and the results were spectacular! These spicy-hot grilled wings help make the party. You can easily adjust the heat level by altering the amount of chili powder and cayenne. The wings take a little time, but they’re worth it. —Angela Roster, Greenbackville, Virginia
Grilled Wing Zingers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • Celery sticks


  1. Cut chicken wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections. Set wings aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar, hot sauce, butter and vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until butter is melted and sauce is heated through, 6-8 minutes. Cool.
  3. In a large shallow dish, combine sugar and seasonings. Add chicken wings in batches and turn to coat evenly.
  4. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat until juices run clear, 35-45 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with sauce.
  5. In a small bowl, combine blue cheese and ranch salad dressing; serve with chicken wings and celery sticks.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 96 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.