7 Awesome Grilled Chicken Wings for a Fourth of July Party

Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze Photo © Lucy Schaeffer
By F&W Editors Posted July 02, 2016

No oven necessary for these cookout-perfect wings.

From spicy-sweet apricot wings to fantastic Vietnamese-inspired ones, here are seven of the best grilled chicken wings to make for a Fourth of July bash.

1. Grilled Chicken Wings with 9-Spice Dry Rub

Food & Wine: Grilled Chicken Wings with 9-Spice Rub

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What's the secret to these extra-juicy wings? Chef Timothy Hollingsworth brines them for three hours.

2. Spicy Apricot Wings

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These spicy-sweet wings are perfect with a citrusy wheat beer.

3. Honey-Chile Chicken Wings

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These super-crispy wings are the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

4. Chicken Wings with Molasses Barbecue Sauce

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Adam Perry Lang, author of Charred & Scruffed, makes these amazing wings with a rich molasses sauce.

5. Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze

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Cherry preserves and habanero chile make a terrific, sticky, sweet and spicy glaze.

6. Chicken Wings with Stout Glaze

Stout glaze gives these wings a slightly bitter, not-too-sweet flavor.

7. Saigon Wings

These delicious Vietnamese-inspired wings feature a marinade made with lemongrass and fish sauce.

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