Sweet & Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

If you enjoy the sweet and sticky flavor of honey garlic then you'll really enjoy this Grilled Chicken Wing recipe.

There's a quick marinade to season the wings before going on the grill and then the thick and rich honey garlic basting and dipping sauce that get's slathered on while grilling.

how to grill chicken wings

Why not try a mixed platter of different flavored BBQ Chicken Wings at your next party?

Combine this Honey Garlic chicken wing with these Grilled Buffalo Wings and these Teriyaki Chicken Wings. Three's a charm!

› Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Serves: 4 - 6 (24 split wings)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Direct Heat
400F - 450F

For best results marinate 4 hours up to overnight.

What you'll need:

  • 24 chicken wings (split)

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (from a jar works well)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

For the basting sauce/dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup hot water (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch (optional)

wings in honey garlic marinade

Step 1:
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a medium glass bowl and mix well.

Place the chicken wings in a plastic resealable bag and pour in the marinade.

Seal and refrigerate 4 hours up to overnight.

make honey garlic dipping sauce

Combine the first 6 ingredients of the honey garlic basting/dipping sauce in a medium sauce pan.

Bring to a gentle boil then reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes.

If you want thicker sauce then combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/4 cup hot water and stir until the cornstarch is dissolved.

Pour the cornstarch/water mixture into the honey garlic sauce and stir well to combine. Continue simmering several minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

If you're adding more cornstarch to make the sauce even thicker you should wait several minutes between each addition as cornstarch doesn't react immediately.

Cover and remove from heat.

grilling wings

Step 3:
Clean and oil the BBQ grates and prepare for direct heat cooking.

Preheat the grill to 400F - 450F.

When the grill reaches cooking temperature place the wings on the grill.

honey garlic bbq wings

As they're cooking keep moving them around the grill and flip each wing to ensure all sides are getting evenly grilled.

Pour some of the honey garlic dipping sauce into a separate bowl for basting (otherwise your basting brush may contaminate the dipping sauce).

About 5 minutes before they're finished cooking begin basting each wing with the honey garlic dipping sauce.
Continue basting each wing and turning them over - they should be getting nicely browned and very sticky.

Remove the wings from the grill and serve immediately.


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