A New Way to Grill Your Game Day Wings

A New Way to Grill Your Game Day Wings

Wings might be the most requested and favorite finger food for all game day grill outs. For good reason too! When I invite my friends and family over to watch the game, it’s not out of the ordinary to go through 100 to 150 wings in one day. Especially because I grill them all on my Weber to be sure that they turn out moist, tender, and are full of flavor.

When grilling wings, I always do them indirectly. My favorite way to do this is to use my Gourmet Barbecue System grate. I place all the wings on the outer rim of the grate with my charcoal in the middle opening. This creates the perfect environment for them to grill to perfection. Plus, it looks really cool and is a great conversation piece for everyone over!

I am often asked what type of sauce I use to wash my wings with because the flavor is so unique. After experimenting with many different types of sauces (both homemade and store bought) I came up with a combination that my taste buds love. I take a mixture of my favorite buffalo, teriyaki, and barbecue sauces and make sure my wings are coated evenly. The blend of those flavors combined with crispy skin on the outside and juicy meat on the inside, is a win with each bite.

Feel free to take your favorite flavors and combine them together to create your own secret recipe for wings. The best part about grilling the perfect wings on my Weber each game day is that unlike my favorite sports teams, I always end the night with a win bite after bite! 

What are your thoughts? (5)

07.31.14

John R

Since the first time I tried grilling wings, I've not gone back to the fryer. That sauce combo sounds awesome and I may try it if I ever feel the regular buffalo style gets boring. I have to ask a question though... I normally make the wings on my Weber Genesis, I do them over lower direct heat because I usually fill up the whole cooking area. What usually happens though is the skin will stick and even after trying to wait it out for it to release, it always tears a little. Do you have any recommendations for wings on the porcelain enameled grates to prevent sticking?
Thank you Kevin. I wish there were more of your "backyard setting" videos.

07.31.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi John,

Thank you for the kind words. I hope the information you find on the Weber blog is helping to turn you into a backyard Grill Master.

Now, onto the wings and them sticking to the grill. First, be sure your grill has been preheated and is clean before you place the wings on it. This is a common mistake made by many that results in sticking. Also, try coating them in a little bit of olive oil before placing them on the grill. I hope this helps!

Happy Grilling!

01.31.14

Paul B

How many charcoal briquettes did you use in center charcoal holders. Also are the bottom vents fully open. This looks like a great method and cannot wait to try it. Thank you for your reply.

01.31.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Paul,

I used 50 coals in the center of the charcoal grate. That equals out to be about half of a chimney starter. This amount gives you enough heat for 400 degree temperatures for an hour or so. That is more than enough time to get the wings crispy and ready to be devoured. I hope this helps.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

01.30.14

Joseph I

Well just take my money. I was just thinking, "I wish they had a grill where you can stir the embers without having to take the whole grill out of the BBQ. BUT, there is a serious lack of grilling space so please redesign the grill with a slightly smaller center circle and more grilling space. PLEASE

01.30.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Joseph,

I can appreciate you wanting a little more grill space for food while using the Gourmet BBQ System inside your Weber. What’s interesting is that when using this approach, I can fit more wings on the GBS grate than I can while just using the indirect area of my charcoal grill. Unfortunately the size cannot change, but that is a good thing because all of the GBS insert options are available to fit inside the specially designed grate for your Weber. Thank you for your feedback. It is something we truly appreciate.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

01.29.14

Mark E

Very cool. I'm going to put this one in my "To Do" list.

01.28.14

Steve R

Nicely done, Grill Master.