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Roasted Sweet Thai Chili Wings

Roasted Sweet Thai Chili Wings

By Matt Pittman

Ditch the traditional and go for these sweet and sticky wings with a kick of heat. Lightly seasoned, cooked hot and fast over hickory, then tossed in a sweet and savory sauce, Matt Pittman's recipe will become your new go-to for game day.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Thai Chili Sauce
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup rice vinegar
1/4 Cup water
3 Tablespoon fish sauce
2 Tablespoon cooking sherry
4 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 Tablespoon crushed dried Thai chiles, plus more to taste
1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 4 Tbsp water
4 Pound chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated
As Needed Meat Church Holy Gospel BBQ Rub
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Sliced green onions, for garnish


  • 1

    Make the Thai chili sauce: Add the sugar, vinegar, water, fish sauce, sherry, garlic, and crushed Thai chiles to a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the cornstarch slurry, and stir until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and cover to keep warm until ready to use.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. (Cooking the wings at a high temperature will make them crispier than wings cooked at a lower temperature, which can lead to rubbery skin.)

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 3

    Pat the wings dry. Season on all sides with Meat Church Holy Gospel BBQ Rub.

  • 4

    Place wings directly on the grill grates. Insert the probe into the center of a wing, avoiding the bone. Close the lid and cook, flipping the wings once, until the internal temperature reaches 165-180°F, about 20 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C


  • 5

    Transfer the wings to a large bowl and toss with the Thai chili sauce. Return the wings to the grill, close the lid, and cook until the sauce sets, about 5 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the wings from the grill and let cool slightly, then garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

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