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Ninja Woodfire Grill Chicken Wings With Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

Fire up some EXTREME flavor with these amazing Ninja Woodfire Grill Chicken Wings with Jack Daniel’s Sauce! Not only are the wings smoky and delicious, but that sauce is so good you’ll be dipping and dunking all day long. Love wings? Toss the buffalo sauce and give these saucy grilled wings a try!

Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce.

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There’s something truly special about food cooked outdoors, and even more so when it’s as mouthwatering as Ninja Woodfire Grill Chicken Wings with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce. This delectable dish brings together the rich, smoky flavor of perfectly grilled chicken wings and the tangy sweetness of homemade Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce, making it an absolute crowd-pleaser.

The best part about this easy dish is you can have it ready to eat in about 20 minutes, but for a more flavorful sauce, make it the day before and reheat it so the flavors have a chance to blend.

What You’ll Love About Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Chicken Wings with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

  • Smoky perfection: The chicken wings are grilled on a Ninja Woodfire Grill, giving them an incredible smoky flavor that’s simply unbeatable.
  • Homemade sauce: The Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce is homemade and bursts with a tantalizing mix of tangy, sweet, and spicy notes.
  • Easy to make: Despite the gourmet vibes, this dish is surprisingly easy to prepare.
  • Crowd pleaser: Whether it’s game day, a family barbecue, or a casual get-together, these chicken wings are sure to wow your guests.
Finished Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce on a white plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients

For the Wings

  • Chicken Wings, split: Always choose fresh wings for the best flavor. You can find them in the meat section of any grocery store.
  • Salt and Pepper: I always cook with kosher salt.

For the Sauce

  • Olive Oil
  • Yellow onion: Minced; white onions can be a decent substitute if needed.
  • Ketchup
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes: Provides a tangy base for the sauce.
  • Molasses: Gives the sauce a deep, rich sweetness. Honey or dark brown sugar can be used as substitutes.
  • Garlic Cloves: Infuses the sauce with a subtle heat. Fresh cloves are recommended for the best flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a tangy bite to balance out the sweetness.
  • Brown Sugar: Complements the molasses and adds a caramel-like flavor.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds depth to the sauce with its unique blend of flavors.
  • Jack Daniel’s Whiskey: The star of the show, giving the sauce a distinct, bold flavor. Any bourbon-style whiskey can be used as a substitute.
Labeled ingredients.

How to Make The Best Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

  1. Split the chicken wings and discard the tips.
  2. Season the wings with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Preheat the Ninja Woodfire Grill to high, and when ready, add the chicken wings in a single layer.
  4. Cook the wings on high for 5-6 minutes, then flip and continue cooking until they reach 165F on a digital meat thermometer.

To make the sauce:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  4. Add the ketchup, crushed tomatoes, molasses, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and whiskey and simmer, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.

To finish the wings:

  1. Toss the hot wings with sauce and serve with additional sauce for dipping.
Wings on the Ninja Woodfire Grill.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Ensure your Ninja Woodfire Grill is preheated correctly and not overcrowded with wings, which could lead to uneven cooking. Cook in 2 batches if you have lots of wings.
  • For a milder sauce, consider swapping the Jack Daniel’s with a milder bourbon or even apple juice for a non-alcoholic version.
  • For the best flavor, make the sauce the day before and heat it up before saucing the wings.
  • Like a spicier sauce? Add a few pinches of crushed red pepper flakes or 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder to the sauce.

Recommended

Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with your Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce? Coleslaw, potato salad, and corn on the cob make excellent sides for this grilled appetizer. Want even more flavor? Try pairing these wings with grilled pineapple or a spicy jalapeño cornbread for a fun twist!

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Leftover sauce can also be kept in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat leftover wings in the microwave or in a low oven covered with foil.

Step-By-Step Process

Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce.

Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Wings with Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

Chef Jenn
Crispy, smoky wings smothered in a whisky-infused sauce? You bet! That's what these tasty wings are all about, and the best part is that they're ready in about 20 minutes!
5 from 39 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 499 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds chicken wings split, tips removed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup worcesterhire sauce
  • 1/3 cup Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Instructions
 

  • Split the chicken wings and discard the tips.
  • Season the wings with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Preheat the Ninja Woodfire Grill to high, and when ready, add the chicken wings in a single layer.
  • Cook the wings on high for 5-6 minutes, then flip and continue cooking until they reach 165F on a digital meat thermometer.

To make the sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 6 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add the ketchup, crushed tomatoes, molasses, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and whiskey and simmer, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

To finish the wings

  • Toss the hot wings with sauce and serve with additional sauce for dipping.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • Ensure your Ninja Woodfire Grill is preheated correctly and not overcrowded with wings, which could lead to uneven cooking. Cook in 2 batches if you have lots of wings
    • For a milder sauce, consider swapping the Jack Daniel’s with a milder bourbon or even apple juice for a non-alcoholic version.
    • For the best flavor, make the sauce the day before and heat it up before saucing the wings.
    • Like a spicier sauce? Add a few pinches of crushed red pepper flakes or 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder to the sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5poundsCalories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 24gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 664mgPotassium: 783mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 482IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 3mg
Keyword jack daniel’s bbq sauce, ninja woodfire grill, whisky, wings
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