Easy & Delicious Tailgating Menu Idea: Grilled Gameday Buffalo Wings (Recipe)

A couple of weekends ago, we hosted a Falcon’s football party. Mike’s parent’s, my parents, my brothers–everyone came over. We had a great time spending time together, watching the game, and of course–eating!


The Falcons played the Packers. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost. The good news is that while our hearts were sad, our bellies were very, very happy! The menu consisted of Grilled Gameday Buffalo Wings with celery and Bush’s Maple Cured Bacon Baked Beans and Chivitos al Pan with Bush’s Onion Baked Beans.

I will be sharing the recipe for the Grilled Gameday Buffalo Wings and homemade Blue Cheese Dressing today, but make sure to check back next week for the Chivitos al Pan recipe. The cool thing about today’s recipe is that it is super easy to make and the entire meal can be made on the grill. This makes it a perfect tailgating meal!

Grilled Gameday Buffalo Wings
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup {or as much as you prefer} of Hot Wing Sauce
salt and ground black pepper to taste
10 chicken wings

Wash chicken wings in cold water and pat dry. It is important that the wings are dry. Combine the olive oil, garlic, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine. Put the marinade and chicken wings in a large, zip top bag, seal and shake to coat. Marinade over night or at least 30 minutes before grilling.

When the wings are done marinading, preheat the grill on medium heat. Place the chicken wings on the grill cross-wise so they don’t fall through the grates. Grill, turning every couple of minutes, for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the wings are crispy.

While the chicken wings are cooking, heat up Bush’s Maple Cured Bacon Baked Beans in a pot on your grill’s sideburner or use the grill itself. Since the beans only have to be heated up, it is a real time and sanity saver! You can focus on the grill, the game, and your guests and NOT have to worry about making another dish. The best part? Bush’s Baked Beans are delicious! I honestly don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love them!

Once your yummy beans are heated up and the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken wings from the grill and place in a large bowl. Add the hot wing sauce and toss to coat. I like them lightly coated–about 1/4 cup, but how much is up to you. Of course, you have to serve celery and blue cheese dressing with wings and I have the BEST blue cheese dressing recipe EVER. It’s so good, that I have seen people eat it with a spoon LOL.


Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

¾ Cup Sour cream
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
1/3 tsp garlic
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 cup Mayo
4oz Blue Cheese Crumbles

Blend all ingredients except mayo & blue cheese in a bowl with a handheld mixer for 2 minutes on low speed. Add mayo and blend for another 30 sec on low speed. Then add blue cheese and mix for 2 – 4 minutes on low or med depending on how chunky you want the dressing.

Enjoy and go Falcons!

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