A delightful pesto chicken wings recipe.
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Perfect Pesto Chicken Wings

The combination of the fresh and light pesto with the super tasty chicken wing is a match made in heaven. Go ahead and revel in the flavor combinations. Grill or bake your wings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Finger Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28 wings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Scott G


  • 1 Recipe Pesto Sauce
  • 14 Chicken Wings Drumettes & Flats separated
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper


For the Pesto Sauce

  • Make the pesto according to the recipe. Set aside in the refrigerator until the wings have been grilled.

For the Grilled Wings

  • Turn on your grill and allow to preheat.
  • After the wings have been separated, liberally apply salt and pepper to both sides of the wings.
  • Place the seasoned wings on the grill. Allow to cook for 3 minutes and rotate all the wings. 
  • Continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Flip and repeat 2 more times or until the wings have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove the cooked wings from the grill. Place them on a platter or in a bowl, depending on how you will serve them.
  • If they are on a platter, dip the wings into the pesto sauce.
  • If they are in a bowl, add about 1/3 cup of the pesto to the bowl. Toss gently with tongs and serve.


I like grilling the wings for this recipe. It adds a nice flavor component that works perfectly with the pesto sauce. If you would like, go ahead and bake your wings in the oven, saute them or deep fry them. Whatever you want to do, it will taste wonderful!
If you want to add some spice into the mix, sprinkle on some red pepper flakes or add in some Hatch Chili Powder.


Serving: 1wing | Calories: 92kcal