Grilled Chicken Wings

Simple chicken wingsWho doesn’t love chicken wings? This simple grilled chicken wings recipe is tasty, quick and perfect for a weeknight dinner.


  • 5 lb chicken wings
  • Sweetwater Spice Tres Chiles Fajita Bath
  • Cattleman’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning
  • Plowboys BBQ Hothead BBQ Sauce

For the Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


If using whole wings, cut off the tips and discard, then separate the two wing pieces by cutting at joint in the space between where the bones meet. Place the wings in an 8-Quart Briner Bucket. Add equal parts Sweetwater Spice Tres Chiles Fajita Bath and water to the bucket, enough to cover all wings. Lock the plastic plate in place to keep the wings submerged. Place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

While the chicken soaks, combine all ingredients for the Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing in a blender. Blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill to 425ºF, set up with GrillGrates.

Remove the wings from the liquid. Pat dry with paper towels. Season all surfaces with Cattleman’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning.

Grill the wings on both sides to achieve nice browning. Use an instant-read thermometer to monitor the internal temperature. Remove from the cooker when the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Immediately toss the wings in Plowboys BBQ Hothead BBQ Sauce. Serve hot with the Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing for dipping.

Ingredients and accessories can be purchased from All Things Barbecue:  Cattleman’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoninginstant-read thermometer,  Sweetwater Spice Tres Chiles Fajita Bath,  Plowboys BBQ Hothead BBQ Sauce8-Quart Briner Bucket,  GrillGrates

Recipe developed by Chef Tom Jackson video by Justin Cary of All Things Barbecue.

One thought on “Grilled Chicken Wings

  1. looks good will have to give this a try as we are very fond of chicken wings
    do you have any pork rib BBQ recipes

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