Cooking chicken wings can be messy Skip the splatters and cook your wings to perfection easily. Grilling chicken wings on an outdoor electric grill is simple to do, and save the mess from invading your oven. You can season them the way you want to fit your favorite flavors or spice.
Check out the simple steps below to grill a batch of wings for your next BBQ, snack, or meal.
Depending on the size of your electric grill and how many wings you buy, you may be able to cook them all at once or you’ll need to split them into a batch or two.
With my Weber Q2400 electric grill, I was able to grill 15 wings at one time. For 3 pounds of chicken wings, about 25 pieces, I needed to grill them in two batches. That was about 3 pounds of chicken wings.
The bonus with cooking wings on the grill is there is no grease splatter to clean up afterward. If you have tried a stovetop grill you probably know that unpleasant feeling and mess.
4 steps to cook chicken wings on an outdoor electric grill
Overall it’s simple to grill chicken wings on an electric grill. To do this:
- Preheated your grill to about medium-high heat for about 15 minutes or so. If your grill is seasoned, you may start to see smoke coming out the sides
- In the meantime, put the wings in a large bowl, toss with olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. You could also add salt or other seasonings you prefer.
- When the grill is fully heated, start cooking your first batch of wings for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Ensure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees to avoid eating undercooked poultry.
- Put the cooked wings in a covered dish, pour in your favorite BBQ sauce, and toss. You can either buy your BBQ sauce or make your own.
If you cook more wings than you can eat at one time, you can eat them for leftovers for the next day or so. They reheat well which is great for a busy week so you don’t have to cook again. And they reheat even better if you have an air fryer.
How long to grill chicken wings on an electric grill
It will take approximately 20 minutes to cook your chicken wings on an electric grill on medium-high heat, turning every 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so that you don’t overcook them. Make sure they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees to avoid eating undercooked chicken.
How do you like to season your grilled chicken wings?
Grilled chicken wings can be seasoned in many different ways, to different levels of spice. The above approach gives you a place to start but take them and make them your own. That’s part of the fun.