Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce.  The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!

Buffalo chicken is so easy to turn into a perfect appetizer, too!  Try The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip or Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip if you want to have a huge hit at your next gathering.

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

Grilling is always my favorite during the summertime. I knew I needed something that was light but good for my teenagers and their friends while hanging out together. These buffalo chicken wings came to mind when I was at the grocery store. Buying a large bag of chicken wings and simple ingredients that I always have on hand was the perfect combination for these wings. It is easy to double the recipe and even my boys love to start the marinade when they know their friends are on their way.

The sticky honey buffalo sauce is so good, it is even better than Buffalo Wild Wings. The grilled honey buffalo marinade was just the right amount of sticky and sweet with some heat in the background. If you love extra heat, simply add just what you like to customize your wings the way to like them. The chicken turned out perfectly and was so tender and juicy.  I highly recommend these if you are looking for a quick and easy chicken wings recipe!

Grilled Chicken Wing Ingredients:

The marinade on these wings is everything!  Simply whisk up some hot sauce, honey, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.  The result is so completely sweet and spicy at the same time. Customize these powerful flavors by choosing a hotter buffalo sauce or adding more or less honey to adjust the heat/sweet levels.

  • Wings: Marinate your wings for a minimum of 30 minutes.  Then grill on medium-high.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.  Remember to season chicken before marinating it.
  • Buffalo Sauce: I like Franks Red Hot Sauce because it is so perfectly spicy and tangy.  Its a tried and true for sure!
  • Honey: Adds a strong sweet flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds rich sweetness.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Sweet and tangy flavors in the marinade.

Let’s Get Grilling:

Season and marinate the chicken first, then place the wings on your grill and let it do all the work.  Baste it often with the reserved marinade to keep it moist while it cooks. It is that simple!

  1. Prep: Salt and pepper the wings.
  2. Whisk: In a medium sized bowl combine buffalo sauce, honey, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Reserve 1 cup of the sauce.
  3. Toss: Add the wings to the sauce and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Grill: Heat the grill to medium high heat. Place the wings on the grill and turn occasionally until crispy.  Baste with marinade every time you turn the chicken.
  5. Baste and Serve: Remove wings from the grill and baste with marinade. Serve with ranch or favorite dipping sauce.

Whisking chicken marinade.

What to Serve with Honey Buffalo Wings:

I love to serve these honey buffalo chicken wings with raw veggies on the side, like celery, carrots or broccoli. The cool and clean flavors are the perfect match for the spice in the buffalo sauce.  Chips or fries also stand up well to this chicken.  Add a cup of ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side to dip them in, and you have one amazing meal!

Grilled Wing Tips:

Here are some tips to help you look like the pro when making this recipe.  Read through these before you get started to prevent burning, get great flavor, and achieve crispy skin on these delicious buffalo wings.

  • Spice it up!  Add cayenne pepper to the chicken with the salt and pepper before marinating for even more spice.
  • Garnish: Add blue cheese crumbles as garnish on your finished bowl of chicken wings for more flavor and texture the crowd will love!
  • Reserved Sauce: To thicken the part of the marinade you reserved, heat it over the stove top with a bit of corn starch.  This will create an even thicker sauce to dip or toss in after it has been grilled!
  • Dry Chicken: Pat your chicken dry before adding salt and pepper to keep the skin crispy as it cooks.
  • Crispy chicken: For an even crispier chicken skin, rub on a bit of baking powder when you add salt and pepper.
  • Don’t burn it: The best way to make sure your chicken doesn’t burn is to make sure it doesn’t stick to your grill.  Make sure to rub oil on the grill pan or grates before you begin.  Also, baste each piece during cooking and turn them as they cook.

Marinating chicken wings in a clear bowl.

Storing Buffalo Wings:

Allow to cool completely before storing.  It is best to use a shallow airtight container or wrap tightly in aluminum foil.  Discard if the chicken has been sitting out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If properly stored follow these guidelines:

  • Refrigerate for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze for up to 4 months.

Dipping a chicken wing into white sauce.

More Wings and Buffalo Recipes:

  • Chili Lime Chicken Wings
  • Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Wings
  • Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Glazed Wings
  • Baked Sticky Honey Garlic Buffalo Wings
  • Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

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Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce.  The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked buffalo wings, buffalo chicken wings, chicken wings, grilled honey buffalo wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 528kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds wings
  • salt and pepper

Honey Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1 cup buffalo sauce like Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Salt and pepper the wings. In a medium sized bowl combine buffalo sauce, honey, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Reserve 1 cup of the sauce. Add the wings to the sauce and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the grill to medium high heat. Place the wings on the grill and turn occasionally until crispy. Baste with marinade every time you turn the chicken.
  • Remove wings from the grill and baste with marinade. Serve with ranch or favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1378mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms have deep sweet and savory flavors and a substantial hearty texture that stands up perfectly to your grill!  Amazing as a grilled dinner or an appetizer, you will love the way this unique ingredient livens up your summer menu!

I have been loving my grill this summer! If you have missed my recent posts make sure to check out Grilled Lobster Tail  and Hobo Dinner Foil Packets for other amazingly easy and delicious grill recipes I’ve shared.

Easy Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

With Father’s Day coming up I knew I needed to make something hearty for him to add on hamburgers, slice up for steak or add it to any kabobs that we grill. Grilling is my hubby’s favorite and I know we need to keep things outside during the warmer months. Portobello mushrooms are an ingredient I have loved for a long time.  Mixing things up with unique ingredients is a MUST when entertaining friends, feeding your family, or yourself!  Try this delicious add on to any grilling recipes this summer!

That’s why serving this amazing grilled honey balsalmic portobello mushroom is a must for any grill party!  The earthy notes and hearty texture is so satisfying!  Everyone will be so amazed!  Just know you are going to be asked how you made it and raving about the flavor, so be prepared!   I love how quick and easy they are to grill and that I don’t have to make a mess in my kitchen!  I am all about porch life this time of year and this recipe is the perfect thing for a meal outdoors!

Preparing Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms:

When getting ready to grill your portobello mushrooms, all you will need to do is whisk together a simple marinade.  The ingredients are very popular to most marinades, so you may already have many of them on hand!  The marinade creates an amazing texture as it tenderizes, and intensifies the flavor of your mushroom too!

  • Olive oil: Penetrates the skin and brings the flavors of the marinade throughout the mushroom.
  • Butter: Melted to mix easily in marinade.
  • Garlic cloves: Minced garlic adds rich flavor!
  • Balsamic vinegar: Acts as a tenderizer because of its acidity.
  • Soy sauce: Adds saltiness to the marinade
  • Honey: Adds sweetness!
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Portobello Mushrooms: Be sure to clean them with a damp paper towel and remove the stem and gills before grilling.

How to Grill Portobello Mushrooms:

To grill portobello mushrooms, you will need to remove the stem, scrape out the gills and marinate them for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.  Then just place on the hot grill and flip halfway through cooking.  It is pretty simple and easy to do!  The grill will bring out the earthy flavors of the mushroom

  1. Whisk Marinade: In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, butter, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, and salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare portobello mushrooms: Gently remove the stem from the mushrooms.  Using a spoon scrape out the gills. Set the mushrooms in a 9×13 inch pan.  Add the marinade and soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Grill Mushrooms: Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Place the mushrooms on the grill and grill 5 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

For criss-cross grill marks on the outside, simply spin the portobello mushroom on the grill slightly around the 2 to 3 minute mark. This gives you a fun grill mark on the outside of the mushroom.

Steps to make grilled honey balsamic portobello mushrooms.

What to Serve with Mushrooms:

Portobello mushrooms are so versatile!  Paired with this amazing honey balsamic marinade, this mushroom will be the star of any menu!  Fresh off the grill they make a great main dish or appetizer to share.  Their intense flavor pairs well with more mild sides like rice, couscous, or pasta.  Balance the dark color with bright veggies or a colorful salad.  You could even treat this as a vegetarian option for a hamburger replacement and serve with fresh corn or fries.

FAQ About Grilling Mushrooms:

Portobello mushrooms are in the vegetable food group despite the fact that they are not plants.  They are actually a fungi. So, that leaves lots of questions about how to care for them and prepare them well.  Here are some answers to the questions that you may have about properly preparing this delicious..ummm…vegetable?

  • Can you marinate too long? Since mushrooms are by nature very porous, it is possible to marinate them too long. They will soak up too much and may become too mushy if they sit too long in the marinate.  So, stick with 30 minutes of marinade before grilling.
  • How do you clean portobello mushrooms? Since the mushrooms grow in the ground it is necessary to clean them as the first step of preparing them. To clean the mushrooms, you need a damp paper towel.  Wipe the cap and stem of the mushroom to remove any dirt.
  • How do I choose a good portobello mushroom? A fresh mushroom should be firm and have a pleasant smell. Inspect them carefully before purchasing.  If they are slimy, have dark spots, or the gills are wrinkled, stay away!

How to Properly Store Portobello Mushrooms:

To store your fresh mushrooms until you are ready to grill them, start by removing any packaging from the mushrooms.  Then, place them either in a paper bag or on a tray and cover with a paper towel.  If storing in a ziploc bag, leave the bag open.  The key is you want to avoid the mushrooms getting too much moisture in a sealed container. Do not freeze fresh mushrooms, and use within a week of purchasing.

Once marinated and grilled, the mushrooms will need to be stored in an airtight container.  They will last in a refrigerator for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 10-12 months.

Honey Balsalmic Portobello Mushrooms on a grill pan.

More Grill Favorites:

  • Grilled California Avocado Chicken
  • Grilled Mexican Street Corn
  • Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken
  • Easy Grilled Pizza

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Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms have deep sweet and savory flavors and a substantial hearty texture that stands up perfectly to your grill!  Amazing as a grilled dinner or an appetizer, you will love the way this unique ingredient livens up your summer menu!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled mushrooms, grilled portobello mushrooms, Mushrooms, portobello mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Mushrooms
Calories 109kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 portobello mushrooms

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, butter, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, and salt and pepper.
  • Prepare portobello mushrooms by gently removing stem from the mushrooms. Using a spoon scrape out the gills. Set the mushrooms in a 9×13 inch pan. Add the marinade and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Place the mushrooms on the grill and grill each side for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg