Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings

Though they can't truly be considered low fat, this version of 
Buffalo-style Chicken Wings contain substantially less fat 
than traditionally prepared Buffalo Chicken Wings because 
they are grilled, not deep fried, and finished 
with a 0 fat sauce, rather than butter & hot sauce.

I actually prefer them over the traditional wings because 
they are more flavorful due to an unlikely marinade ~

Amazing but true.

Bottled Italian Salad Dressing and Soy Sauce ~ 

I very seldom buy/use bottled dressings and was 
skeptical about this combination until I tried it. 


Just measure equal parts soy sauce to Italian dressing:
Whisk together 1/2 cup of each for 3 pounds of wing sections ~
increase or decrease the amount according to the number
of wings you're making.

Really easy to put together ~ 

Toss the wing sections in a large resealable plastic bag 
along with the marinade then place in the refrigerator overnight, 
flipping the bag once or twice to distribute the marinade evenly. 

When it's time to grill, remove the bag of wings from the 
refrigerator and allow them to lose some of their "chill", 
for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

Grill, using the indirect method, basting once at the first 
turn of the wings (the discard remaining marinade.) 
Turn every now and then until nicely browned and 
cooked through; about 20 to 40 minutes depending 
upon the size of the wings, and the temperature 
of your grill.

When done to your liking place in a large bowl, pour 
a generous amount of wing sauce over, and give them a 
good toss to coat each one, then serve them up.
You can do the blue cheese dip & celery sticks if you
like ~  I just serve them on their own.


Best when freshly made, but you can refrigerate the 
cooked and coated wings, covered. 
To reheat, preheat oven to 275º (F), lay them out in a 
single layer on a parchment-lined, shallow rimmed 
baking sheet for about 10 to 12 minutes until hot.

Another calorie saving tip ~ I use Frank's Hot Wing Sauce® ~ 
that way you can skip the butter in the traditional-style 
hot wing sauce. It's very good, and not too spicy, 
just the way I like it.  To me it tastes identical to the traditional sauce.
For those who prefer spicier, just pass the Tabasco® or other hot sauce. :)

I saved this recipe quite some time ago, 
sorry I cannot recall the source but it may have been 
from ? 

 If you know, let me know and I'll  happily edit to give credit 
where credit is due.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xo ~ Mari

Disclosure: I have not been compensated in any way by 
the Frank's Hot Sauce® people, nor the Tabasco® folks.


  1. Looks fabulous! I do a similar grilled wing but use a dry rub first and then grill, when they are almost ready I use the Franks Wing Sauce. We love them. I am going to have to try the soy sauce and dressing route! What could be bad!
    Beautidul pics my always!

  2. They look amazing and that is one flavorful marinade-enjoy:@)

  3. Mari, We recently grilled some chicken wings and I liked them so much better than having them fried. I cannot eat fried at all anymore although I do love fried fish. I did enjoy these chicken wings more grilled, it gave them a really nice crispness. We didn't baste them with any sauce but put the sauce on after they came off the grill and the crispness stayed with the wings. We used a bottled sauce but it was good, Budweiser chicken wing sauce. Now I haven't checked the fat content of that but I bet it wasn't 0%. They were good and maybe I don't want to check the fat content, I probably would never eat them again? I rarely eat them anyway but they do make for a great football season app. Loved your post and I will try them your way the next time we make chicken wings.


  4. They look soo good..Thanks for that tip Mary..You could sell a boatload of sauce w/ your wing pics.

  5. Wings are one of the best gathering friendly dishes. They create friendship over sticky fingers and sighs.

  6. Hi friends ~ thank you for your generous comments. I appreciate them very, very much. :)

  7. Mari, these look mighty deeeelish!!

  8. Hi Kathleen~ So good to see you here!! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. ((hugs)) ~m.

  9. I typically grill or bake my chicken wings too. Frying them makes them very fattening and greasy.

    These wings look divine. Thanks for sharing the recipe.



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