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Get Ready to Meet Your New BBQ Obsession: Honey Garlic Chicken Wings!

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are the unsung heroes of your BBQ endeavors. They may not get as much press as their spicy counterparts, but man, do they pack a punch in the flavor department! These wings are the perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and aromatic complexity. Let’s break down why this recipe is a game-changer for your next grill-out.

The wings themselves start off with a straightforward seasoning of salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. The beauty of this initial step is that it provides a savory base, which allows the honey garlic sauce to shine later on. And trust us, you’ll want that sauce to be the star.

Speaking of the sauce, it’s where the magic happens. Garlic and ginger are aromatic staples in many Asian cuisines, and here they make the wings pop with depth and complexity. The honey gives that mouthwatering sweetness that contrasts the umami-rich soy sauce, while the lemon juice adds a layer of tangy goodness. When these flavors meld together during simmering, you get a sauce that’s addictively good.

The cooking method is another highlight. Grilling on the Big Green Egg allows for that smoky aroma and texture that make these wings stand out. The high direct heat crisps the skin to perfection, while the inside remains juicy and tender.

Once the wings are cooked and the sauce is ready, the final step is marrying them together. The sauce hugs each wing, creating a glaze that’s nothing short of drool-worthy. Top them with some chopped green onions and sesame seeds, and you’ve got yourself a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Now, what sets this recipe apart from the myriad of wing recipes out there? It’s the balance. Many wing dishes are either too spicy, too sweet, or too one-note. This honey garlic variant finds a perfect equilibrium among its flavors, providing a full palate experience that’s hard to beat.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Why settle for regular wings when you can elevate your BBQ game with Honey Garlic Chicken Wings? Imagine the satisfying combo of garlic and ginger, balanced with the sweetness of honey and a tangy lemon kick. Oh, and let's not forget that perfect smoky char from the Big Green Egg grill. Prepare to be obsessed!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 85kcal


  • 1 pkg Chicken Wings
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 Lemon Juice


  • Split wings into sections or use pre-cut pieces.
  • Toss wings in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder in a large bowl.
  • Preheat Big Green Egg grill to 350°F, using direct heat. Place wings on elevated grates.
  • Flip wings every 5 minutes for 35-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 190-195°F.
  • For the sauce, combine butter, garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Toss cooked wings in the sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Dinner, Lunch, snack
Keyword Dinner, Lunch, snack

Top 5 Questions People Ask

  1. Can I bake these wings instead of grilling? Absolutely, although you might miss the smoky flavor from the grill. Bake at 400°F for about 45 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  2. Can I use another citrus juice in place of lemon? Yes, but it will alter the flavor profile. Lime or orange could be good substitutes.

  3. How long can I store the leftover sauce? Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  4. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, simply use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari as a substitute.

  5. Is it possible to make this recipe spicier? Of course! Feel free to add some red pepper flakes or a bit of sriracha to the sauce for extra heat.

There you have it, folks. Whether you’re a wing aficionado or a BBQ newbie, Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are a must-try. Get grilling and let these wings do the talking!

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