Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings


Grilled sweet and sour chicken wings. Crispy, sticky, incredibly tasty crowd pleaser. Great potluck dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken wings

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


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

  2. Wash chicken wings and pat dry. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

  3. Cook on the preheated grill, turning every few minutes, until crispy on the outside and no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. While the wings are grilling, whisk sugar, vinegar, chicken broth, ketchup, and soy sauce together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is rendered to 1/2 of the original volume.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Place wings in a large baking dish and drizzle sauce over top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until flavors have intermingled, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a stickier, finger-licking outcome, mix a little cornstarch with water and whisk into the sauce while it is cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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