Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings: A Flavorful Game Day Delight!

Are you ready for game day? Well, get ready to take your taste buds on a journey with these Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings! These wings are pure magic, combining spiciness and sauciness in a way that will make them disappear faster than you can imagine. Whether you choose to grill or bake them, one thing’s for sure – they are the perfect addition to any game day spread!

Korean BBQ chicken wings on a plate with green onion

A Love for Wings and Adventure

It’s my birthday, and I’ll eat all the wings if I want to! While I may not be home right now, I can’t help but dream of indulging in a plate full of these incredible wings. Wings were never a staple in my childhood, but once I discovered them in my early 20s, I fell in love. These Korean chicken wings are the epitome of everything I adore – crispy on the outside, juicy and flavorful on the inside, and smothered in a sticky sauce that leaves a tantalizing taste on your lips and fingers.

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Irresistible Wings for Every Occasion

These wings are perfect not only for game day but also for any time you’re craving a crispy burst of spiciness without overwhelming your taste buds. With a mouthwatering marinade and a delectable sauce, these wings are sure to please.

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Ingredients for Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

  • Chicken wings: You can buy them whole and break them down yourself or purchase them already separated.
  • Gochujang: A savory, sweet, and spicy red chili paste that adds a powerful kick to marinades and sauces.
  • Brown sugar: Use either dark or light sugar for this recipe.
  • Soy sauce: A versatile liquid condiment that adds rich umami flavor.
  • Sesame oil: Made from sesame seeds, this oil adds a distinctive nutty taste.
  • Rice wine vinegar: A delicate vinegar with a hint of sweetness, perfect for balancing flavors.
  • Garlic: A must-have ingredient that adds depth to any dish.
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger provides a vibrant and aromatic touch.

Crispy grilled Korean BBQ wings

Essential Kitchen Tools

To make the most of this recipe, make sure you have the following items:

  • Quality chef’s knife and plastic cutting board for breaking down the wings.
  • Mixing bowls for the marinade.
  • Small saucepan for cooking down the marinade into a luscious sauce.
  • Traeger grill for the best flavor and crispy texture.
  • Silicone brush for glazing the wings with the sauce.

How to Create Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings


Start by infusing the wings with maximum flavor. The gochujang-based marinade does wonders in just an hour, but you can let them sit overnight for even more depth.


Fire up the grill and cook the wings until they achieve a satisfying crispiness. Don’t worry if you prefer baking them; the recipe includes alternate instructions for the oven.

Make Sauce

The marinade doubles as the sauce! Boil it down until it thickens slightly, enhancing both texture and taste. This step also ensures the sauce remains safe for consumption.

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Brush & Garnish

After achieving the perfect crispiness, brush the wings with the sauce one last time. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and sliced green onions for a delightful finish. Prepare to get messy and savor every delectable bite!

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Answers to Your Burning Questions

Can the Wings Marinate for Longer?

Absolutely! The longer the wings marinate, the richer their flavor becomes. Let them sit for at least an hour, but if you’re prepping in advance, overnight marination is ideal.

Can I Bake the Wings Instead?

Yes! If grilling isn’t an option, instructions for baking the wings are included in the recipe notes at the bottom of the article. Rest assured, they will turn out just as delicious!

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Perfect Pairings for a Memorable Feast

Wings always call for a celebration, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a crowd-pleasing event. Here are some ideas to take your feast to the next level:

  • Pair these tangy and spicy wings with chips and a delightful crab rangoon dip.
  • What’s a better match for wings than beer? Sip on a chile beer sangria for a refreshing and zesty experience.

Share Your Wings Adventure

If you decide to indulge in these crispy Korean BBQ chicken wings, don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave a comment! Your feedback means the world to me, and I make it a point to respond to every comment. And hey, why not tag me on Instagram and share your mouthwatering creation? Seeing these recipes come to life in your homes brings me unmatched joy. Your support is truly invaluable!

And remember, tasty wings are meant to be enjoyed messily. So, roll up your sleeves and dive into the divine deliciousness of these Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings!

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