Crispy Grilled Hot Honey Chicken Wings

chicken wings on the weber kettle vortex

If you are like me, you are always looking for a new tasty chicken wing recipe.  Well, I got a good one for you here. I have been addicted to these crispy grilled hot honey chicken wings for the last 6 months, and I still have not gotten enough of them.  What makes this chicken wing recipe so good?  Well, I think it’s the balance of flavor between the salty rub with a punch of herbs and spices balanced with the sweet heat of the Mike’s Hot Honey glaze on top.  Combine those flavors with the most crisp chicken skin I have ever achieved on a grill, tender fall off the bone juicy chicken, and we have ourselves a winner. Let’s get grilling these crispy grilled hot honey chicken wings!

Basic Steps for Grilling Crispy Skin on Chicken Wings

  1. Rinse and dry your chicken
  2. Rub with my secret Salty Herby Chicken Rub
  3. Grill over indirect heat at the high temperature of 500 degrees F.
  4. Turn the chicken every 20 minutes until the skin is very crispy – typically 1 hour or slightly more

Salty Herby Chicken Rub

Coat the rinsed and dry chicken with an even amount of our secret rub.  This rub is on the salty side, so you do not want to cake it on… just a nice even shake.

  • Course Ground Black Pepper 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Sea Salt 2 Tablespoon
  • Sweet Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  • Turmeric 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Coriander 1/4 Tablespoon
  • Cumin 1/4 Tablespoon
  • Thyme 1.5 Tablespoon
  • Oregano 1 Tablespoon

dry rubbed chicken wings for the grill

Grilling Method for Crispy Chicken

Ideally, I would use a Weber Kettle with a Medium Sized Vortex setup.  I was skeptical of the Vortex, but became a believer after my first evening of playing around with it.  The added convection airflow really does make grilling crispy chicken an easy task.  You want the dome temperature in the grill to be around 500 degrees F.  After that, you can place the seasoned chicken on the grill and rotate it every 20 minutes until the chicken is very crispy and has an internal temperature over 165 degrees F.

If do not have a weber kettle with the vortex accessory, then setup whatever grill you have for indirect cooking at a temperature over 450 degrees F.  If you have a weber kettle with out the vortex, then setup your baskets on the outside and get the grill not and hot!

grilling crispy hot honey wings on a 22" weber kettle grill

Sweet & Hot Honey Glaze

This is a great BBQ Sauce for any pork or chicken.  I developed this glaze for this recipe, but I have found myself using it on ribs a lot too.  So easy to make and it will last a month in the fridge.

crispy grilled wings with hot honey bbq sauce glaze

Drizzle the glaze over your chicken wings and you are ready to serve the masses.  I think you will absolutely love this recipe.  I am pretty confident you will look like a star if you serve this up to your friends or family at the next backyard outing.  Thanks for checking out the recipe and be sure to share if you like what you see! If you are a chicken wing lover, then you may want to also check out my other chicken wing recipes:

Spicy Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

Asian Glazed Chicken Wings

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Wings

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Hi, my name is Keegan Lare and I love to create delicious grilled and smoked food, bursting with bold flavors. I also love to see my friends and family try something tasty and new. It is in this spirit that I created Seared & Smoked.

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