Hot Sauce of Oblivion Recipe 1 – Grilled Chicken Wings

Hot Sauce of Oblivion Recipe 1 – Grilled Chicken Wings

Yes, it is odd to see a recipe on Player 2 but we made a promise and we are keeping it. Our first Hot Sauce of Oblivion Competition winner is Simon Hayward and these are his Grilled Chicken Wings. You can watch me cook this recipe in the video or just follow along with the written version below. As far as taste goes, the rub was great, a nice amount of flavour and the hot sauce worked well with the tangy mayonnaise and lemon base of the sauce. Great stuff.

Simon Hayward’s Grilled Chicken Wings


Wing Rub

  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp Cayenne pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1kg Chicken Wings


  • 1/2 cup of Mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp of Horseradish
  • 2 tsp of finely chopped chives
  • 1 tsp of Hot Sauce of Oblivion (or another spicy substitute)


Wing Rub

Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with a fork. Once thoroughly mixed, zest the lemon using a microplane into the mix. Stir again and then apply liberally to the wings, making sure there is an even coating on all of the wings. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Simply mix all ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.


Simply grill until cooked. Make sure you keep a close eye on the temp. It is very easy to burn the outside of a chicken wing while leaving the inside undercooked. If in doubt use a meat thermometer to make sure.

If you want to go the whole hog you can smoke the wings (as seen in the video) for an hour using Cherry or Applewood. The smoker should be around the 120-degree mark and you should keep the wings off direct heat if possible. Serve with the prepared sauce for dipping.

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