BBQ Spice Rubbed Chicken Wings


4 as an appetizer

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

75 minutes



About this Recipe

Try this spice rub mixture on other of your favourite grilled foods: chicken breast, pork tenderloin or even mixed into ground beef for burgers.
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  • 2 lbs (1kg) chicken wings
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) chipotle powder (optional)


  • ¼ cup (60 mL) maple syrup
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • Sriracha hot sauce, to taste


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the BBQ to 300°F (150°C) (medium-low). Rinse the chicken wings and pat dry

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, stir the sugar, salt and spices to blend well. Set aside 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the spice rub and toss the remaining rub onto the chicken wings, coating well. This can be done up to 2 hours ahead of time and chilled.

Step 3

Grill the chicken wings, with the lid down, for an hour, turning once. For the glaze, stir the maple syrup, vinegar and reserved 1 tbsp (15 mL) of spice rub together, adding Sriracha hot sauce to taste. Brush this over the chicken wings and BBQ them 15 minutes more. Serve immediately.