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How To Grill Wings With Charcoal

This foolproof method for grilling wings with charcoal will give you crispy delicious grilled chicken wings every time.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken recipes, Wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • Set up the grill for dual zone cooking with all of your coals off to one side for a direct heat some and an indirect heat zone. Aim for a target grill temperature of 375 to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare the wings by removing them from the packaging and patting them dry with a paper towel. place the wings in a large bowl and season with baking powder and your favorite dry rub or seasoning of choice. Return to the fridge for 20 minutes while the grill is heating up.
  • Once the grill has reached grilling temp place the whole wings on the grill in the indirect cooking zone. be sure not to overcrowd the wings leaving an inch of space in between the wings. Cook for 30 minutes then spray with cooking oil and flip the wings over.
  • Cook the wings for another 30 minutes then spray again with cooking oil. Continue cooking until you reach an internal temperature of 190-200 degrees F. for fall of the bone tender wings.
  • Right before the wings are done cooking you can place the wings over the direct (hot side) of the grill for 30-60 seconds for extra crispy slightly charred wings. At this point, you may sauce the wings if you like just before serving.