Sweet Tea Marinated Chicken Wings

Sweet tea isn’t just for drinking. It also adds great flavor and moisture to grilled chicken wings.

Serves: 8Prep: 2 hours 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups sweet tea
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup wing sauce


  • Place wings and sweet tea in a large resealable food bag; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Heat gas grill to medium until coals are ash white. Remove wings from marinade; season with salt and pepper. Discard marinade.
  • Grill 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Brush with sauce and allow to grill a few more minutes on each side.
  • Tip: Wings can also be prepared in the oven. Heat oven to 400°F. Generously coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place wings in a single layer; bake 30-35 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 165°F and skin is beginning to brown. Transfer wings to sauce bowl; toss to coat. Return to the baking sheet and cook an additional 10-12 minutes until sauce is bubbly and sticky.