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Vortex Chicken Wings

The best wings ever from a charcoal grill!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 363kcal
Author Mike


  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning or your favorite rub
  • Your favorite wing sauce and dipping sauce.


  • Place the wings into a large resealable container or baggie.
  • Add the oil and seasoning. Seal and shake to coat well.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Light a charcoal chimney full of charcoal. Alternatively, you can fill your Vortex with charcoal and light them inside the unit.
  • Let the charcoal get fully ashed over.
  • Place the Vortex into the center of your grill and add in the charcoal.
  • Open the bottom vents on your grill by 1/3, while keeping the top vent open completely.
  • Close the gill and let it get hot, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the chicken as shown in the picture above. For the flats have the skin side up, and for the drumettes keep the meaty part away from the fire.
  • Close the grill and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Rotate the lid 90 degrees and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Flip the wings. Rotate another 90 degrees and cook 15 more minutes.
  • Check if the wings are as crispy as you like. If not, rotate another 90 degrees and cook another 15 minutes.
  • Transfer wings to a bowl and toss with the wing sauce.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.


Nutritional values do not include seasoning or sauce.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg