Grilled Chicken Wings w/ Brown Sugar & Soy Sauce

Serves 1 (but marinade can accommodate up to 12 chicken wings)


  • 6 assorted chicken wings & drumsticks
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp paprika


  1. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, maple syrup and paprika. Submerge chicken in the marinade, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8 hours to allow chicken to absorb flavors
  2. Heat a cleaned, seasoned grill to medium-high (for gas grill). Once proper temperature has been reached, place chicken skin-side down on grill. Cook each side 5 minutes with the grill cover closed
  3. Meanwhile, place a small saucepan over hottest part of the grill. Once pan is hot, add marinade. Close grill cover to bring to a rolling simmer.  Heat marinade for 6-8 minutes
  4. Transfer chicken to the top rack of the grill. Close the grill cover and allow the chicken to rest 1-2 minutes to finish cooking. Remove saucepan (with potholders!) and transfer to serving dish to cool slightly while chicken finishes cooking
  5. Remove chicken from grill. Serve with  heated marinade for dipping