Grilled Chicken Wings

Chicken wings that have been grilled to perfection with nice char marks

Grilled chicken wings are one of the greatest appetizers ever. Whether you’re tailgating a football game, hosting a party, or just hungry, these are always a fun and delicious option. The best part is that you only need two ingredients to pull them off with this recipe: Open Fire Rubs and chicken wings!

Will any Open Fire Rub work?

Yes! If you own an Open Fire Rub, you can make this recipe. Each rub works really well on wings and brings their own unique flavor. When I have a bunch of wings, I like to split them up and season them with a few different flavors. It’s as simple as seasoning both sides of each wing with whichever Open Fire Rub that you would like about 30 minutes before you are going to cook. Let them sit and soak up those big flavors while the grill is heating up.

Chicken wings seasoned with our Open Fire Rubs, soaking up the flavors
Chicken wings seasoned with our Open Fire Rubs. Going clockwise, starting from the top left we have Smokey Road, Spicy BBQ, Mex’ing It Up, and Chimichurri.

Let’s grill!

With the wings seasoned, it’s time to get the grill lit and stabilized to 400ºF. Once the grill has reached temperature, add the wings and close the grill. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, and then flip them all. Continue to flip the wings every 5 minutes until they have cooked for 20-25 minutes in total. The sweet spot for me has been 22 1/2 minutes but it’s up to you on how charred you want them to be. Pro tip: if you notice that some wings are charring too much or faster than the others, feel free to move them around for even cooking. If you are concerned about the internal temperature, the USDA recommends that poultry be cooked to 165ºF.

The chicken wings grilling away after being seasoned with our Open Fire Rubs
The chicken wings on the grill, separated by the type of rub they were seasoned with

That’s all there is to it!

Once the wings are done, remove them from the grill and serve immediately. It’s THAT simple to make delicious wings that everyone can enjoy. And by everyone, I mean everyone. You can make a huge batch all at once, again making this a great option for a crowd. All of our Open Fire Rubs are amazing on wings and bring a great variety – especially if you are serving guests that have very different taste buds. It’s such a simple way to cook a lot of different flavors all at once. Save this recipe for your next BBQ, tailgate, or party. It can’t get any easier to make an awesome appetizer that a large group will love.

Chicken wings that have been grilled to perfection with nice char marks

Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings are one of the greatest appetizers and there has never been an easier way to make them. Seasoned with the Open Fire Rub of your choice, these wings are then grilled to perfection. Finished cooking in less than 25 minutes, this recipe is an easy way to make a big appetizer in a short amount of time. Perfect for a BBQ, tailgating, or a party, this recipe is always a hit with the big crowds.
Servings 6 people


  • 4 lbs Chicken wings
  • Open Fire Rubs of your choice


  • Around 30 minutes before you are going to cook the chicken wings, season both sides of them with the Open Fire Rub of your choice. Allow to sit and soak up the flavor of the rub.
  • Light and stabilize your grill to 400ºF. When the grill is at temperature, put the wings on and close the lid.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and flip the wings. Continue to cook, flipping every 5 minutes, for a total of 20-25 minutes of cook time. Remove from the grill when they have reached an internal of 165ºF and they are charred to your liking. Feel free to move wings around if some are charring too quickly compared to the other.
  • Remove the wings from the grill and serve immediately. Enjoy!


NOTE: these wings can be made the same way in the oven
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