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These chicken wings are covered in the most delicious homemade dry rub and grilled to perfection. Flavorful tender fall-off-the-bone wings are easy to make! 

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Why this recipe works:

By far, hands down, these are the best chicken wings you will ever eat. Ever. I will not lie to you.

And here’s the best part – they are really easy to make.

The dry rub works amazingly well on all kinds of meat and infuses the most incredible flavor into every bite.

Some chicken wings are tough and chewy. Not these. They are incredibly tender and the meat and crisp skin fall right off the bone.

They are perfectly tender and perfectly spiced and fabulously flavorful. The dry rub delivers the perfect balanced trifecta between spicy, salty, and downright flavorful.

Here’s how to make these amazing chicken wings:

  1. First step is to make my One Spoon Dry Rub. This is a mixture of nine spices and seasonings (plus brown sugar) and you will most likely already have all of them in your pantry. Just dump everything into a plastic storage bag.
  2. Add the wings and some olive oil, then massage the dry rub lovingly over every bit of those wings. Refrigerate everything for at least four hours or over night.
  3. To cook the wings, simply set your grill to 350 degrees F and cook for 30 minutes on each side.
Showing how tender a grilled chicken wing is by pulling it apart

Cooking tips so they’re perfect every time:

  • Be sure that every part of every wing is coated with the dry rub. You’ll be able to taste that flavor all the way though.
  • Choose whichever side that has the most fat to face up. That way, the fat will melt into the meat as it cooks make it even more tender.
  • Although I recommend cooking these chicken wings on the grill, you can make them in the oven too. Just be sure to cook them on a rack so that you get air flow above and below.
chicken wing bones

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Damn Good Chicken Wings

Prep10 minutes
Cook1 hour
Total1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
These chicken wings are covered in the most delicious homemade dry rub and grilled to perfection. Flavorful tender fall-off-the-bone wings are easy to make! 

Ingredients 

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

One Spoon Dry Rub:

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Instructions 

  • Combine seasonings for the One Spoon Dry rub in a gallon sized plastic storage bag. Add the chicken wings and the olive oil. Squeeze and massage the bag so that the spices thoroughly coat the chicken. Refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight (I refrigerated mine for 24 hours).
  • Set your grill to 350 degrees F. Spray grill with olive oil spray to prevent sticking. Place the wings, skin side up, on the grill and cook for 30 minutes. Flip and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and enjoy!

Notes

Cooking tips so they’re perfect every time:

  • Be sure that every part of every wing is coated with the dry rub. You’ll be able to taste that flavor all the way though.
  • Choose whichever side that has the most fat to face up. That way, the fat will melt into the meat as it cooks make it even more tender.
  • Although I recommend cooking these chicken wings on the grill, you can make them in the oven too. Just be sure to cook them on a rack so that you get air flow above and below.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal, Protein: 8g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 76mg, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated with more information and cooking tips. Don’t worry – I didn’t change the recipe!

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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ooooh they Do look good!
    Will scale down the rub, there’s only me to eat them and I can’t wait for family and friends to appear!

  2. Hi, I was wondering what flavor dipping sauce would work? I’m not a wing eater but I’m making these for others…. Ranch? Buffalo?