Carolina Wings

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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1 pound chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper


1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

1 tablespoon adobo sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

1 teaspoon sugar


  1. For the wings at home:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Season the wings with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put in the preheated oven and cook for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove the wings from the oven to a bowl and allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to finish at the event on the barbecue.
  5. For the Carolina sauce at home:
  6. Combine all of the ingredients in a resealable gallon-size plastic bag and combine well.
  7. For the wings tailgaiting:
  8. Preheat a grill to 350 degrees F, prepared for indirect heat. Add all the wings and cook for 10 to 15 minutes to reheat and get some grill marks, turning after 7 minutes. Remove the wings from the grill to a serving bowl. Add the sauce and toss to combine.