Chicken Wings

Grilled Pickled Chicken Wings

Do you love pickles? Do you love bourbon? Do you love chicken wings? Well, let’s combine our favorite things and make the best Grilled Pickled Chicken Wings!

Pickled Chicken Wings

Grilled Pickled Chicken Wings

Are you like us? Always have your fridge full of jars filled with pickle juice but no pickles? Okay, maybe that’s just us! But this is a great recipe to use up that pickle juice, and it gives an awesome flavor to your chicken wings!! And allowing your wings to brine in the pickle juice will make them so much richer, juicier and flavorful!
Now let’s enjoy the best Grilled Pickled Chicken Wings

You can cook these on the grill or in the oven! (I recommend the grill- chicken wings are always better on the grill!) Also when marinating the wings in pickle sauce, I recommend letting them sit overnight to get the most out of it!

If you enjoy them, leave us a comment or on Pinterest!

Pickled Chicken Wings

Grilled Pickled Chicken Wings

If you love pickles… and chicken wings… This is the perfect recipe for you!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2-3 lbs Local Chicken Wings
  • 1 cup Pickle Juice Or enough to cover all of the wings
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt to Taste
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Dill or 2 tsp of dried
  • Sliced Pickles to top!


  • Combine wings and pickle juice in a Large Bowl. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 1 – 4 hours or up to a day! Drain wings and pat dry.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat (You can oven bake these on 425° too!)

  • In a small bowl, whisk together bourbon, maple syrup, honey, spices, and salt and pepper.
  • Coat the wings in sauce.
  • Grill for about 40 minutes (flipping halfway between or until crispy!) Or Bake until crispy, (about 50 minutes).
  • Top with extra dill if desired and sliced pickles!
Keyword Chicken Wings, Grilling, Local, Pickles, Summer

They were amazing, right? All of my favorite thing in one recipe! Okay, okay… Bourbon is not my favorite thing! But pickles definitely are!

Crispyness is very important to me with chicken wings, and I believe grilling them will make them extra crispy as if you threw them in a fryer!

Perfect for a summer day with friends… Or just hoard them all to yourself! But let me tell you, your chicken wings will be the talk of the party!

Crispy, juicy grilled (or oven-baked) wings coated in a mouthwatering homemade sauce will have you dancing!! Serve it with ranch, blue cheese or your own paleo dipping sauce of choice!

So, let us know what you think! We appreciate the feedback and hope you enjoyed them just as much as we did!

Don’t forget to check out our other blogs! All of our recipes are Gluten-free friendly and usually Paleo Friendly!

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Alyx B

A Certified Yoga Instructor and wellness coach, who studied Environmental Sustainability and Animal Science. Lover of animals and tacos! And passionate about traveling, hiking, yoga, and the environment.

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