How to Cook Glazed Chicken Wings On the Weber Kettle Grill

How to Cook Glazed Chicken Wings On the Weber Kettle Grill

Are you in the mood for succulent, juicy wings with an out-of-this-world flavor? If so, you have to try my BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings. In this post, I’ll show you how to cook glazed chicken wings on the Weber Kettle Grill. 
This setup allows you to cook the inside of wings to perfection while still attaining that picture-worthy char. Take one bite, and you’ll be hooked!

How to Cook Glazed Chicken Wings | Heath Riles BBQ

Many find cooking on a kettle grill intimidating, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can learn how to cook glazed chicken wings in an easy and delicious way! This recipe is perfect for any Super Bowl or tailgating party, potluck, or cookout. You’ll be the star of the show!

The Ingredients

You don’t need to buy out the whole grocery store to eat well! Here’s what you need to add to your shopping list. 

  • Chicken drumettes. Drumettes include the entire wing and a portion of the leg. They’re a heartier option if you’re in the mood, but you can always cut them into smaller wing sections.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil. Olive oil is an excellent binder for chicken as it doesn’t alter the natural flavors. A little goes a long way!
  • Heath Riles BBQ Chicken Rub. I created this rub to enhance the flavor of chicken without adding any artificial notes. It includes a blend of herbs, salt, and pepper. You can use it on any type of poultry and have a great result. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Honey Rub. This rub includes the sweet notes of honey without any of the burnt flavor you get from the real deal. There’s no better way to create honey glazed chicken wings. You can also use it to enhance chicken, roast, steak, or ribs!
  • Checkered Pig Competition Sauce. This tasty comp sauce comes from a buddy of mine. It’s tasty on its own or paired with one of my signature sauces.  
  • Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce. Good things take time, including this BBQ sauce that took over 10 years to develop! If you like ketchup-based sauces, you’ll adore this one.     
  • Heath Riles BBQ Cherry Apple Habańero BBQ Glaze. This glaze is my latest creation, and I can’t wait for you to try it. It’s a great addition to prime rib, pork, and wings. Blend it with my BBQ sauces for a smooth, glossy finish.

The Smoker Setup

Here’s the main equipment I used for this recipe. More of my grilling favorites can be found in the Equipment and Tools section. 

  • Kettle Grill. I cooked these BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings on the Weber Kettle Grill. Beginners love this pit because there are only a few bells or whistles to mess with. Weber produces high-quality pits that last for ages. This model is easy to store, making it perfect for small spaces. There are also a lot of fun accessories you can purchase, like the Vortex, a must for two-zone fires. 
  • Charcoal. I stoked the pit with Royal Oak Charcoal. I used Royal’s new super-size charcoal and was so impressed. This charcoal doesn’t use any fillers and produces pure, clean smoke. I use them just about every time with fabulous results. I also added a few Royal Oak Tumbleweeds for good measure.

The Process for Making BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings

You’ll find a detailed demonstration of this recipe within the video and recipe card. Here’s a quick rundown of how I pulled these BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings together. 

The Results

The combination of smoky char and zesty sauce was an experience to remember. The BBQ Glazed Wings were so tender they were falling off the bone! You’ll want to bookmark this recipe..and make extra if sharing with friends. 

Storing Leftovers

You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze them for up to 4 months. 

Equipment and Tools

Weber Kettle Grill, Royal Oak Super-Size Charcoal Briquets, Royal Oak Tumbleweeds, disposable cutting board, tongs, aluminum pan, Vortex chimney, ThermoWorks Hi-Temp Silicone Brush, mixing bowl.

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