Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy wings
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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings
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Cuisine: American


Servings: 2

Sweet and Spicy wings

These wings are hot! The spiciness will vary greatly though, depending on the heat of the chili flakes you are using, and the barbecue sauce you select. Choose a sauce that doesn’t list high fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient (or preferably at all). I used Stubbs Spicy. This recipe also works well for boneless skinless breasts. 


  • 6 chicken wings, disjointed (12 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup spicy barbecue sauce
  • For Spice Rub
  • 1-2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon [course ground salt (smoked if possible) * http://www.amazon.com/grocery-gourmet-food/dp/B000FTU5I8]
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Secure the chicken and the spice rub ingredients in a resealable bag. Massage the spices into the chicken. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • Grill on medium, covered until cooked throughout.
  • Brush with barbecue sauce and let brown, about 2-5 minutes more.


*Note: I use smoked sea salt in a grinder for my everyday salt. A two pound bag costs about $17.00 and lasts for about a year. I think it makes everything taste better.