Grilled Chipotle Chicken Wings

Grilled wings covered with a spicy dry rub and then in a chipotle sauce. Perfect for tailgating on game day!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Meghan Swint


Dry Rub

  • 1 tsp grill seasoning
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika regular paprika is fine, too
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 24 chicken wings
  • vegetable oil


  • 1.5 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp chipotle pepper puree that's chipotle peppers in adobo in the blender!
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing


  1. Combine dry rub spices. Place chicken wings on a large plate or platter. Drizzle oil over wings. Sprinkle dry rub onto wings and use your hands to work in the spices and oil.
  2. In a large sauce pan, combine all sauce ingredients. Stir until the butter is melted. Bring to a simmer. Taste and add salt & pepper, if needed.
  3. Brush grill grates with olive oil. Heat the grill to medium - low heat. Grill chicken wings 4-5 minutes per side. When done cooking, add a few chicken wings at a time to the sauce pan with the chipotle sauce. Let the wings hang over for a few minutes in the chipotle sauce. Repeat with all wings. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.