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Grilled Szechuan Chicken Wings

Smoky Szechuan Chicken Wings

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 723kcal
Author: Derrick Riches


  • 30-35 wings both flats and drumettes
  • Brine for Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns ground
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 medium green onions chopped (garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (garnish)

For sauce:

  • 1 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari for GF option
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Asian chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder


  • Brine chicken as directed.
    Remove chicken from brine solution and blot dry with a paper towels.
    Combine ground Szechuan peppers with onion and garlic powders.. Aplpy seasoning evenly to wings.
  • Heat grill to around 325 degrees F.
  • Place onto the grill and cook wings for 30-35 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature reaches 170-175 degrees F.
  • To make sauce--bring soy sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger to a simmer over medium heat, for 1-2 minutes. Stir.
  • Combine cornstarch with chicken broth and add to mixture. Increase heat to medium-high and whisk together until thick.
    Reduce heat to low, and let the sauce simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring often. Remove pot from heat, cover and keep warm.
  • Remove wings from grill and place it into a disposable aluminum pan or grill safe pan.
    Increase the heat of your grill to 450 degrees
    Pour Szechuan sauce over cooked wings. Toss to coat. and place the pan with wings back onto the grill. Cook for 5-7 more minutes. Watch for burning.
    Remove pan from grill, top with garnish, and serve these delicious smoky Szechuan chicken wings!


Photo by: LAWJR from Pixabay


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg