Father’s Day Favorite: Buffalo Hot Wings and Honey-Garlic Wings


Since men love buffalo wings and hot wings, I thought I would offer up a wing recipe for Father’s Day. The trick with these is preparing them on the grill. That will save you on calories and fat not deep frying them in hot oil over the stove. I love this recipe for Honey-Garlic Wings which I have adapted from Weber’s Way to Grill Cookbook. For the Buffalo Hot Wings, just combine 3/4 cup of hot sauce with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 clove of minced garlic and marinate the wings in that ¬†mixture and continue with the grilling instructions below. Or, I love Moore’s Hot Wing Sauce if you’re in a hurry. Enjoy these during summertime, Father’s Day or Fourth of July.

Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings and Hot Wings

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


6 to 8 appetizer servings


6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 pounds chicken wing drumettes wings (about 21/2 pounds)
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon hot sauce


1. In a large bowl combine 3 tablespoons lemon juice, garlic, salt and red pepper. Add wings and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

2. In a small bowl combine the remaining lemon juice, honey and hot sauce.

3. Prepare grill for indirect cooking over medium heat. Grill wings over indirect medium heat, with grill closed as much as possible until the meat is no longer pink at the bone, 20 to 30 minutes, turning and basting with the glaze once or twice during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

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