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Korean Grilled Chicken Wings

Prepare yourself for the sizzling, spicy, and utterly irresistible flavors from our Korean Grilled Chicken Wings. Perfect for any occasion, these wings are a mouthwatering masterpiece that combines the unique flavors of Korean cuisine with the incredible flavors you get from cooking over a live wood fire. Made on a pellet grill, these wings offer a crunch and juiciness that’s hard to beat, ready in just under an hour. Whether you’re hosting a game day feast, looking for a weekend treat, or simply craving something delicious, these Korean Grilled Chicken Wings are going to be exactly what you need.

Spicy Grilled Korean Chicken Wings

Fire up your grill because today we’re cooking with the incredible flavors popular in Korean cuisine, and making some Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings! These wings combines traditional Korean spices like Gochugaru with the modern convenience of pellet grilling.

This recipe showcases our spicy, tangy Korean Wing Sauce and the flavor of perfectly grilled chicken wings. The secret lies in the blend of seasoning and meticulous cooking technique, ensuring every wing is coated in big, bold flavors.

We used one of my favorite seasoning blends from Spiceology as the main component of the dry rub. Jet Tila’s Sour Power is a great option for this, and you’ll find yourself reaching for it for so many different things. This is not a one-trick pony in your spice cabinet and is well worth the real estate it takes up.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Explosive Flavor: The Korean seasoning blend and wing sauce offer a spicy, tangy kick that’s addictively delicious.
  • Perfectly Grilled: Cooking on a pellet grill adds a smoky depth highlighting the chicken’s natural flavors.
  • Quick and Easy: Ready in under an hour, this dish is perfect for a last-minute meal that doesn’t compromise on taste.
  • Versatile: Serve as an appetizer, main dish, or party snack—these wings are always a hit.

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Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Korean Chicken Wings shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Chicken Wings
  • Oil
  • Korean Seasoning Blend
  • Gochugaru
  • Korean Wing Sauce

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Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

How to make Korean Grilled Chicken Wings

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Prep:
    Begin by patting the wings dry with paper towels to ensure a crispier skin.
  • Season:
    Toss the wings with oil, then coat evenly with the Korean seasoning blend for a flavor-packed exterior.
  • Grill:
    Arrange the wings in a single layer on the grill, preheated to 400°F, ensuring they cook evenly.
  • Flip & Watch
    Flip the wings halfway through cooking, continuing to grill until they reach the desired level of crispness and are fully cooked.
  • Enjoy
    Once grilled, toss the wings in Korean Wing Sauce, coating them generously for a final flavor boost.

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Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Korean Chicken Wings FAQ

What’s the best way to store any leftovers?

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How should wings be reheated to keep them crispy?

Wings are best reheated in an oven or air fryer to maintain crispiness. Preheat to 325°F and heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until hot all the way through.

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Wings really have their peak flavor and texture right after they are cooked. I wouldn’t recommend making these too far in advance on purpose. Can they be grilled and transported across town for a party? Absolutely! Cover them in foil and reheat for a few minutes in the oven or back on a grill before serving.

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These delicious wings are made on the pellet grill, cook in under an hour, and are one of the tastiest chicken wings I've ever had!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken wings recipe, grilled chicken wings, smoked chicken wings, Traeger chicken wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Or Whatever You Do



  • Pat the wings dry with paper towels.
  • Toss with the oil and coat evenly with the Korean rub and the gochugaru.
  • Place the wings in a single layer on a clean grill.
  • Turn the grill on, and set it to 400°.
  • Make sure you WATCH THE WINGS and check them periodically. As with any recipe for the grill, you should cook to temp and what the food looks like and never, ever, ever according to a clock. The times are only there as a rough estimate.
  • Let the wings cook for about 30 minutes. Flip.
  • Let the wings cook for another 30-45 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the skin is as crispy as you like it.
  • Remove from the grill and toss with our Korean Wing Sauce.


Serving: 1gCalories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 29gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 2948mgFiber: 1g
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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.