A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.

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  • Wash the wings well and pat dry with paper towel. Season the meat with cayenne, salt, and pepper.

  • Cook the chicken wings on preheated grill until cooked through and juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the wings. Brush the wings liberally using 1/2 cup of honey while they are cooking.

  • Melt the butter, pour into a large bowl and mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of honey and hot sauce. Remove the wings from the grill and immediately toss them in the hot honey butter sauce to coat. Serve the wings 'wet' or return them to the grill for 1 minute per side to set the sauce.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; 22.8 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 700 mg sodium. 47.1 g carbohydrates; 10.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
My husband and i could not get enough of these wings! They were so good! Instead of pouring the sauce over the wings i basted them liberally with the sauce through out the grilling process. They were fantastic. I set aside extra sauce for dipping.The only thing i will do differently next time will be to omit the salt. It was a wee bit on the salty side. I think the hot sauce has plenty of salt as is. I think i will also omit the butter. With all the sweet honey i dont think it will be missed and i will be eliminating all that unnecessary fat! I will definitely be making these again very soon! Update: Ok dont eliminate the butter..its waaay to spicy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2009
First time making this recipe and this will be the last time. I followed the recipe directions as provided except I only had 1.5 pounds of wings so I cut back to 2/3 the recipe (Honey butter and Frank s original hot sauce plus one tablespoon Tabasco) which is a little less than 3/4. This recipe had zero heat and way way too much sweetness. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I normally will use 1/2 cup Frank s for every 1/4 cup butter plus a little Tabasco and ZERO sweetener of any kind. Also the honeyed wings do tend to burn easily on the grill so be very careful and keep watching. Read More
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383 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
My husband and i could not get enough of these wings! They were so good! Instead of pouring the sauce over the wings i basted them liberally with the sauce through out the grilling process. They were fantastic. I set aside extra sauce for dipping.The only thing i will do differently next time will be to omit the salt. It was a wee bit on the salty side. I think the hot sauce has plenty of salt as is. I think i will also omit the butter. With all the sweet honey i dont think it will be missed and i will be eliminating all that unnecessary fat! I will definitely be making these again very soon! Update: Ok dont eliminate the butter..its waaay to spicy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
My husband and i could not get enough of these wings! They were so good! Instead of pouring the sauce over the wings i basted them liberally with the sauce through out the grilling process. They were fantastic. I set aside extra sauce for dipping.The only thing i will do differently next time will be to omit the salt. It was a wee bit on the salty side. I think the hot sauce has plenty of salt as is. I think i will also omit the butter. With all the sweet honey i dont think it will be missed and i will be eliminating all that unnecessary fat! I will definitely be making these again very soon! Update: Ok dont eliminate the butter..its waaay to spicy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
Oh my goodness this was so good. I put them in the deep fryer for 15 minutes because we like crispy wings and then put them in the oven with the honey for 15 more minutes. Put the sauce on and put back in for 10 minutes. I also upped the hot sauce a bit. My husband loves his wings screaming hot and I like a little hot. These magically fulfilled both our needs. I am going to make these from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
I baked these at 350 for about 50 minutes (my oven doesn't get that hot though). Honey goes well with the hot sauce. I will make it a little hotter next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
My husband made these last night on his own. He cooked them in the oven 425 for almost 45 minutes. This recipe is one of the best wing recipes we've ever had. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2008
YES!! I had these wings years ago at a Detroit restaurant when I visited there and I wanted this recipe so bad I couldn't stand it (the restaurant owners wouldn't give it to me...family secret and all.) I followed your recipe last night although I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic (this is a mainstay in my kitchen) and my family just wild for them! Next time I will have to triple the recipe because they were gone faster than I could sit down and grab a couple for myself! I did add a little more heat to them and some fresh garlic. Any city that can boast such a great chicken wing recipe deserves thanks.....so GO "RED WINGS"!!: D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
I added minced garlic. Possible to use half the honey and still get the desired level of sweetness. Often requested at the fire station. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
These are the best. I grill them every Sunday when the Cleveland Browns are playing. They are so good I was compelled to take a picture of them. Which I hope everyone enjoys. It show how wonderfull they really are. BIG GENE Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
We loved these. I did half the amount of hot sauce (Frank's) because we have young children that are not fans of spicy things (yet!) and they still had a very small bite to them that the kids were fine with. My husband and I who like spicy then dipped our wings in additional hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. I really wasn't sure how I'd feel about the honey and my husband who is a huge hot wing fan seemed just a little skeptical but we were all pleased with the results. A nice change from typical hot wings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
Oh my AMAZING!!! These are the first wings I've ever made (definitely not the first I've ever consumed though...lol). I took the advice of another reviewer baking them in the oven for 30 minutes on 400 degrees. I seasoned with cayenne and pepper then poured about half of the sauce on top to cook them in. Once done I tossed them in the remaining sauce and I my 15 month old and 8 year old devoured them! I probably would not use quite as much honey next time and the heat is very flexible. These wings came out soooo tender. Thanks so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2009
First time making this recipe and this will be the last time. I followed the recipe directions as provided except I only had 1.5 pounds of wings so I cut back to 2/3 the recipe (Honey butter and Frank s original hot sauce plus one tablespoon Tabasco) which is a little less than 3/4. This recipe had zero heat and way way too much sweetness. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I normally will use 1/2 cup Frank s for every 1/4 cup butter plus a little Tabasco and ZERO sweetener of any kind. Also the honeyed wings do tend to burn easily on the grill so be very careful and keep watching. Read More
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