Grilled Cola Chicken Wings

May 19th 2021

Get out and grill with Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney! Today she’s grilling a flavorful family favorite - Grilled Cola Chicken Wings. They’re the perfect feature for all of your upcoming Summer barbecues. 

Get your wings cooked and crispy on the grill before tossing in the tasty cola-based sauce. Don’t forget to save some sauce for dipping! Or try making our favorite -a mixture of sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, and minced garlic.

Check out the full recipe below:


  • 4 pounds chicken wings, patted dry 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) can cola
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp cayenne hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


          1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over low heat. With kitchen scissors, snip off wing tips; discard. With sharp knife, split wings at the joint into the middle section and drumette.
          2. In large bowl, toss wings, oil, salt, and pepper. Place wings on hot grill rack; cover and cook 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning once.
          3. In medium saucepan, heat cola, garlic, brown sugar, tomato paste, hot pepper sauce, and paprika to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
          4. In large bowl, toss wings and ½ the sauce. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

                        Grilled Cola Chicken Wings

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