Monday, July 23, 2012

Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

I threw a party over the weekend (for my birthday!) and we grilled up these chicken wings, along with an assortment of many other grill-friendly foods I'll be sharing with you over the coming weeks.  So stay tuned for those!  

This chicken was perfect.  The flavors mixed together just right, to give it a nice mix of the sweet and spicy.  Neither overwhelmed the other.  Even picky 4-year olds were gobbling it down and requesting more.  If that's not a definition of a cooking win, I don't know what is!

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Adapted from:

  • 4 lbs chicken wings (1 large frozen bag from Walmart was used here)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 heaping Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder (depending on the heat you want)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Combine all but the wings in a bowl.  Place the wings into a large ziplock bag and pour the seasoning mixture over the wings.  Seal the bag up, getting as much air as possible out.  Mix thoroughly, letting the seasoning coat all the pieces.  Let it sit for about 3-5 hours, mixing it around about every hour or so.  Grill on a hot grill (medium heat) for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked thoroughly.

Linked up at: See Ya In The Gumbo,



  1. Happy (late) birthday! That's a great combination of flavors and ingredients that give awesome color. Thank you for linking this week.

  2. As one of the most viewed links from last week, your wings are being featured @ this week's See Ya In the Gumbo. Thanks again for sharing.


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