Spicy Grilled Spanish Chicken Wings

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"These wings need a minimum of 2 hours (up to overnight) to marinate, and that time isn't included in the prep or cook times. If you don't want spicy wings, omit the cayenne. I have also used lime with this, and it's a little bit different from the lemon but still good."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (255.6 g)
  • Calories 346.8
  • Total Fat - 18.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 544.3 mg
  • Sodium - 450.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 40.7 g
  • Calcium - 45.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin, dried oregano, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.

Step 2

Place the whole chicken wings in a large zip-top bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the wings and toss well to coat them evenly. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Allow the wings to marinate and absorb the flavors.

Step 3

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken wings from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off.

Step 4

Place the wings on the grill and cook for about 12-15 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and nicely charred. Ensure the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165°F (74°C).

Step 5

Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Step 6

Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the wings, if desired. (I think the citrus balances out some of the heat.)


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


We loved the spice level and the char from grilling on these wings. I marinated for about 2 hours. This recipe is a great way to enjoy wing night without having to heat up your oven. Delish!


review by:
(21 Jun 2023)


My wife made these twice now. The first time they sat in the marinade overnight and they were amazing with a bit of extra hot sauce. The second time they sat in the marinade for a little over a couple of hours, they were not a tangy, so keep these in the marinade for a while.


review by:
(20 Jun 2023)


I made these as instructed and they tasted marvelous. Just the right amount of heat for me, hubby added hot sauce on his and said they were fantastic.


review by:
(13 Jun 2023)

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