Basic Easy Chicken Wings Recipe -
Basic Easy Chicken Wings Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Basic Easy Chicken Wings

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"These are super easy wings that your crowd will love. This recipe will make a dinner for two or hors d'oeuvres for ten. Try your own variations with other sauces, spices, or peppers. Serve with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. Lightly oil the grill grate. Cook the wings 8 to 12 minutes on each side, until juices run clear. The larger pieces will take slightly longer to cook.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and mix in the hot sauce, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
  4. Place wings in a large container with a secure lid. Pour sauce over the wings, and seal. Shake wings with the sauce until thoroughly coated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I baked the wings instead of bbq'd them, used an extra hot sauce and they were wonderful! My husband thought the sauce could be a little thicker.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2004

Made these for lunch and tweaked them a bit. I saw that the sauce was not holding to the wings, so halfway through the cooking process, I breaded them. Worked so much better. I also added some seasoning to the breading so that it would have some more flavor when we bit into them...garlic powder, the cayenne suggested, anything that your family enjoys. I have another recipe that I think I will continue to use, but thanks for the post.


46 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I fried the chicken wings and coated them with the sauce and it was great! Everyone loved them!

Jan 25, 2004

We made this yesterday. Normally, I use "Frank's Hot Sauce." (not real spicy) All that I had on hand yesterday was chicken thighs and "Tapatio Hot Sauce." I also added a tsp. of garlic powder and two tsp. of red pepper flakes. LORD HAVE MERCY!! This has to be equivalent to sucking on a hot coal. But absolutely delish. Thanks.

Jan 25, 2004

My daughter Ashley is the hot wing, not to mention hot anything expert. Believe it or not, this is a taste she developed when she was a baby. She gave these a five star rating, however, the only change we made was to deep fry the wings in our fry daddy in lieu of grilling, as we like them really crispy. Thanks Beth!

Jan 25, 2004

The flavor of the sauce was great but it is a little thin (could be the hot sauce I used). We grilled the wings but we like them crispier too, so will fry them next time we make this.

Jul 26, 2008

Gave this 4 stars as is . . . but would consider this a 5-star recipe with my variation . . . I add about 1/3 cup honey to the hot sauce/butter mixture. in addition to making the sauce taste really great, it will thicken the sauce and help it stick to the chicken. Such a great, easy recipe!

Jan 25, 2004

It is the perfect tailgate food.


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1141 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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