Smoky Sriracha Wings

Until this past summer, I did not have an outdoor grill. You know that stereotype, that all men love to grill? Well, that’s not the case in my family, LOL! My husband Richard could care less about cooking or grilling. So with that said, for the past 27 years I cooked all of our meals in the oven or stove top. Finally early this summer I decided to break out and buy myself a charcoal grill. The best darn thing I have done in a long time! In this post I give you directions for both cooking methods, baked and grilled. I know a lot of people fry their wings, but I much prefer the outdoor grill If I have to choose. Loving this summer!


Yields 4-6 servings



24 wings and drummettes, mixed
1 cup ketchup
2/3 cup sriracha hot sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1½ teaspoons granulated garlic powder
1½ teaspoons liquid smoke
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling onto wings
Easy release foil paper or parchment paper


Oven-Baked Directions:

1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the sauce, stir well to combine, taste for salt and divide into three small bowls.

2. Lay the wings out onto a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Blot out as much of the moisture as possible. Transfer the wings to large bowl and lightly season with salt and pepper. Add 1/3 of the sauce and toss to coat wings evenly. Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

3. Remove the wings from refrigerator 30 to 40 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with easy release foil paper and spread the wings out onto it. Drizzle the wings with a little olive oil.

4. Bake wings for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and move the top shelf in oven so it’s about 10 inches from top broiler, turn broiler on high. Turn the wings over and baste them with 1/3 of remaining sauce. Cook under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn them once more and broil for another few minutes. Never leave the broiler unattended. Remove from oven, transfer to serving dish, toss in remaining sauce.


smoky sriracha wings

My husband prefers the drummettes, so I get all the wings! LOL!

Grilling Directions:

1. Remove the wings from refrigerator 30 to 40 minutes before grilling. Preheat grill to medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Brush the grill with canola oil before adding the chicken. Cook the wings on indirect heat for 30 to 35 minutes. I like to baste and turn the chicken 3 to 4 times during this time. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the wings. You are looking for a temperature of 165ºF. Once it reaches that stage, move it over to the direct heat on the grill to crisp up the skin and brown. I like to baste it a few more times.

3. Remove from heat onto a plate and tent with some foil paper. Toss the wings in remaining sauce and transfer to serving dish.


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