Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Wings

May 23, 2018 By Cathy — 8 Comments
Fire up the grill for the ultimate outdoor party food!

Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings

Memorial Day is just a few short days away and we are finally in the home stretch til summer! Couldn’t get here soon enough for me after a looooong winter and an extra soggy spring. I promise you that the sun is going to shine this weekend even if I have to stand on my chair and hold it up there myself.

Isn’t it crazy how the weather can truly mess with our psyche? I’ve noticed it this year in particular when the cold, gray days seemed to heavily outweigh the cheerfully bright ones. Not to get all new-agey on you, but my mood and productivity clearly downshifted when the gray ones stacked up and I felt like I could take on the world when the sun finally came out. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good rainy day…preferably on a Sunday, when we can get all cozy with a movie, a blanket and chill. But I’ve had my fill this spring (hear that Mother Nature?) and I’m ready to go full flip flop.

Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings


Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings

So hello to the first (unofficial) summer weekend and for me that means the three f’s…food, friends, and fun. We’re beach-bound and plan to soak up every last drop of sun and eat easy meals alfresco. A planner by nature, I’m planning (yes I’m aware of the irony) to not over-plan our meals this weekend. Maybe we’ll grab some fresh fish or throw some fat, juicy burgers on the grill. Tacos are always an easy choice and if we’re entertaining it’s going to be a pile of grilled chicken wings for sure.

Okay, okay so I know I said I wasn’t planning, but if we’re making grilled chicken wings, they do require a teensy bit of forethought. The garlic herb marinade whips up quickly, but the longer the chicken wings sit in it the better. So throw them in the marinade the night before and forget em. After a good long soak, they take about 15 mins on the grill and the only energy you’ll need to exert the following day is turning them occasionally so they cook through. They’re fantastic party food, but can be a tasty main dish paired alongside a salad or some grilled vegetables. So pack the cooler, swap the wellies for flip-flops, grab a long, semi-mindless read and let’s get our summer on! Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings


Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings

4 from 2 votes
Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Wings
Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
4 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
Fire up the grill for the ultimate outdoor party food!
Course: Appetizer/Grilling
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 677 kcal
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested (no juice, zest only)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken wings, party style
  • minced parsley, for garnish
  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the chicken wings and toss well to coat. Cover the bowl or transfer the wings and marinade to a large ziplock bag and chill for at least four hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken wings from the marinade and pat lightly. Heat a grill to medium heat and lay the wings in a single layer on the grate.
  4. Close the grill and cook for 15- 20 mins, turning occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium/low midway through cooking.
  5. Serve garnished with minced parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 1264mg 53%
Potassium 283mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Garlic and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings

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Filed Under: Appetizers/Snacks, Grilling, Recipe


8 responses to “Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Wings”

  1. Catherine Pasquinucci says:

    These look perfect! It’s nearing 100°f here where we are at in California so the hubs and I are grilling outside our RV every evening as the sun goes down and these sound delicious as well as quick and easy. Plan on trying these this holiday weekend, thank you so much! Yummed!

    • Cathy says:

      That is grilling weather for sure!! Hope you enjoy the wings, the sun and the holiday weekend!

  2. Pat Hulting says:

    I have added these to my Memorial Day picnic of hamburger, potato salad and beans. They look delicious and tha marinade looks great.

  3. Maureen Louie says:

    Hi Cathy, does the recipe call for the juice of the lemon, the whole lemon cut up, or just the zest? Just making it now and can’t wait to try them tomorrow.

  4. Leila says:

    These look amazing! Would they work in the oven? I don’t have a grill.

    • Cathy says:

      Sure, you can cook them for about an hour at 350 degrees on a non stick foil lined sheetpan. I would save the marinade, strain it, bring it to a boil, cook, and reduce. You can brush the wings with it midway through cooking and serve it with finished wings. Remember to turn the wings a couple times as they cook. Enjoy!

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