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Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings with Homemade Ranch


  • 2 pounds chicken wings and drumettes, preferably organic

  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning

  • Vegetable oil, for drizzling

  • For the spicy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, such as Cholula or Frank's Red Hot

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • For the ranch:

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 3 tablespoons chives, minced

  • 2 tablespoons dill, minced

  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat grill to 375°F.

  2. Place the wings and drumettes in a large bowl. Coat with vegetable oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

  3. Once the grill is up to heat, grill the chicken for 15-18 minutes (depending on how large your pieces are) or until cooked through and the skin is crispy and golden.

  4. While the chicken cooks, make the sauces. In a bowl, combine everything for the spicy sauce. Whisk together and set aside.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine everything for the ranch. Whisk to combine and set in the fridge until needed. The longer it sits, the better it gets. (You can even make this the night before for best flavor.)

  6. Right before the chicken is ready to come off, pour half of the spicy sauce in a large, clean bowl. Take the chicken off the grill and place in the bowl. Toss chicken in the sauce, then place the chicken back on the grill for 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat again and place back in the bowl. Pour over the remaining spicy sauce.

  7. Serve hot with the ranch dipping sauce on the side.

Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings with Homemade Ranch




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- Today I'm making grilled buffalo wings with homemade ranch, my absolute favorite condiment. I can't wait to show you how. To start off my grilled chicken wings, I'm gonna make the buffalo sauce that's three ingredients: Melted butter, your favorite hot sauce, and some white distilled vinegar. And then just whisk it up. Real healthy, hot sauce and butter. So wing sauce is done. Wings. You can get drumettes or wings, but I got these ones where they're connect, so this is the drum, drumette, drumstick connected to the wing part. A little vegetable oil. And we're gonna grill them without any sauce on them, because there's butter in that. Obviously, you just saw how much butter I put in, and butter burns. Alright, some salt and pepper. And then just toss it up. Make sure it's all coated in the oil, salt, pepper. Place 'em on. On to the ranch dressing. Herbs. Flat leaf parsley. I also have chives and dill. Into the bowl. And let's do some of these chives. Alright, add that to the bowl, as well. I feel like dill gives ranch its signature flavor. Now some sour cream and some buttermilk. I'm gonna mix this together, and then I'm gonna add some garlic and salt and pepper. So everyone has a different preference with the consistency of their ranch. If you like it a little thicker, add more sour cream. If you like it a little thinner, add more buttermilk. One clove of garlic. Grate it in. Adds a little heat. Obviously a great garlic flavor. And then some salt and pepper. And that's it. That's your homemade ranch. You can pop it in the fridge. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Right, so both my sauces are done. My chicken's grilling. I'm gonna give it a little check to see if it's time to flip. Oh yeah. Alright, now close the lid and cook 'em another five, six, seven minutes. Keep an eye on 'em. Alright, my chicken is ready to come off and get sauced, and then it's gonna go back on. Oh, the skin is nice and crispy. So we're gonna pour over like maybe half the sauce, toss it, put it back on the grill, and then we'll finish tossing it in the sauce. So I'm doing this so I get the sauce on it. I grill it, it kind of sears into the meat. Then I take 'em off and then I drench it in it, because buffalo sauce should always be large amounts on everything. Alright, these look tossed and coated. Let's put 'em back on the grill for only a minute or two per side. And back in the bowl. Alrighty. Pour over the remaining sauce. Really coat those babies. Alright, let's plate it up. I'm gonna put some of this ranch on the side. Smell that garlic and dill. Pile 'em up. And then drizzle some of that sauce over everything. Oh, mama. It's that easy. Grilled buffalo wings with homemade ranch. I hope you make it. Make the homemade ranch and send me photos, and then drink it, and we can drink it together. Cheers.