• Course

    Main course

  • Category


  • Cooking technique


  • Level


  • Prep time

    20 minutes

  • Cook time

    45 minutes

  • Total

    65 minutes

  • Amount

    4 persons

Spiced chicken wings

Do you want to make real American chicken wings on your Big Green Egg? Then use this guaranteed BBQ chicken wings recipe. Since you aren’t grilling them right above the charcoal embers thanks to the convEGGtor, you won’t be at risk of flames and don’t need to keep a constant eye on them. The result is deliciously tender, crispy chicken wings.


For the chicken wings

  • 2 kg chicken wings
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • white barbecue sauce

For the rub

  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp finely grated lime zest

For the barbecue sauce

  • 100 ml ketchup
  • 50 ml espresso
  • 1 tbsp red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Ignite the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat, with the convEGGtor and the Stainless Steel Grid, to 210°C. Mix the ingredients for the rub.
  2. Brush both sides of the chicken wings with sunflower oil and season with the rub.
  3. Place the chicken wings on the grid and close the lid of the EGG. Grill the wings for approx. 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the chicken wings, close the lid and grill for 20-25 more minutes. In the meantime, mix the ingredients for the barbecue sauce in the Cast Iron Sauce Pot with Basting Brush.
  5. 10 minutes before the chicken wings are ready, place the pan on the grid of the EGG and close the lid. Heat until the sugar melts. Stir very frequently and well. Brush the chicken wings with the sauce on both sides about 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Wear the EGGmitt to do so.
  6. Remove the chicken wings from the EGG. Brush them with the barbecue sauce again and serve with the white barbecue sauce.

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