Grilled Cilantro Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Irresistible Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Melted butter, garlic, salt, Parmesan cheese and crispy chicken skin. What more could you want? This Grilled Cilantro Garlic Parmesan Wings recipe is perfect for game day, dinner, or tailgating!

What You Will Need

For this recipe you will need:

  • A Char-Griller Smokin' Pro
  • 3 to 4 pounds of chicken wings
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese
Someone pours the sauce from a metal pot over the cooked chicken wings in a glass bowl Seen from above: A dark, rectangular platter of finished chicken wings with a ramekin of dipping sauce in one corner. On the table to the right are a bunch of cilantro, a small bowl of grated Parmesan cheese, and 2 full drink glasses. A close-up of the finished chicken wings showing the chopped cilantro and grated Parmesan cheese garnish

Elevate Your Chicken Wings on a Dual Fuel Grill

Making grilled chicken wings on the Char-Griller Texas Trio Dual Fuel Grill allows for versatile cooking options. The even heat distribution ensures consistent cooking, while the adjustable temperature settings provide control over the grilling process. The Char-Griller Texas Trio offers convenience, flavor, and consistent results, making it the perfect choice for these Grilled Cilantro Garlic Parmesan Wings!

Grilled Cilantro Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Cook Time:
0 - 30 min


How many people are you serving?


  • Brine

  • Main

  • Sauce

Everyone loves chicken wings, but grilled chicken wings? They’re 10 times better than fried!

These wings are quick-brined for 30 minutes in a simple solution of water, salt and sugar to achieve that juicy tender inside and crispy crunchy outside. They’re tossed in a generous mixture of melted butter infused with garlic, parmesan, smoked paprika and salt.

Top the wings with some freshly chopped cilantro to add some bright Mexican-inspired flavors and enjoy.


  1. 01

    Make a quick brine: In a large bowl, add water, coarse kosher salt and sugar. Stir together until the sugar and salt have completely dissolved. Add the chicken wings, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.



    • 8 cups Room temperature water
    • 1/3 cup Coarse Kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon Sugar
    • 4 pounds Chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated
  3. 02

    Prepare wings: Remove the chicken wings from the brine and pat completely dry with paper towels. Place in a large mixing bowl, add in 1 tablespoon oil for grilling and toss together to coat.



    • 1 tablespoon Oil, for grilling
  5. 03

    Prepare the grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F-450°F). Brush the preheated grill grate with cooking oil to prevent sticking by wiping it down with a folded paper towel that's been soaked in vegetable oil.

  6. 04

    Grill the wings: Grill the chicken wings with the lid closed for about 8 minutes per side, rearranging them on the grill accordingly if you notice that some wings are cooking faster than others. Grilled wings are ready when the meat is no longer pink at the bone and the temperature in the thickest part registers at least 165°F. Remove from the grill and transfer to a large bowl.

  7. 05

    Make the wing sauce: Heat a small pot or saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt. Stir together to combine and remove from heat.



    • 1/2 cup Butter (one stick)
    • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Coarse Kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
    • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  9. 06

    Coat the wings: Pour half of the garlic Parmesan wing sauce onto the grilled wings. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and toss with the wings to combine. Pour the other half of the sauce in a small bowl or ramekin to serve as a dipping sauce if desired.



    • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  11. 07

    Serve: Top the wings with chopped cilantro and shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve with the reserved garlic Parmesan sauce and enjoy.



    • 2 tablespoons Shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish
    • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro, for garnish