Grilled Kona Coffee Chicken Wings

Grilled Kona wings
Rub Me Dirty Chicken Rub is used for the most flavorful, tender chicken wings you have ever had on the grill.

Both my husband and I have been obsessed with chicken wings lately. It’s embarrassing knowing how many times we have ordered Hooter’s take-out in the last few weeks. Since it is now summer and grilling season, we have been trying our hands at perfecting a grilled wing. Hubs has really navigated our new charcoal grill beautifully, and these wings were no exception. Spoiler alert; they came out so juicy and flavorful.

I received some Rub Me Dirty meat rubs all the way from beautiful, sunny Hawaii a few weeks ago. Soon I realized I should throw some of the Rub My Breasts seasoning on the wings. All their names are highly sexual and I love it. The beef rub is called Rub My Meat and the pork rub is called Rub My Heiny. How cute. Rub My Breasts is a super flavorful rub for chicken consisting of rosemary, basil, garlic, along with 100% Kona coffee. Just the smell alone is mouthwatering. Rub Me Dirty is non-GMO, gluten free (yay!) and all-natural. Honestly, these wings turned out to be the best dry wing I have ever had.

I started by marinating wings in the rub. I cut up my whole chicken wings into drumettes and wingettes. Who else prefers the wingettes on their wing smorgasbord? Throw into a bowl while you sort out your other ingredients. 

Naked Chicken Wings

Add seasoning mix. Cut and juice a lime, and add olive oil.

Rubbed Wings

Allow to marinade in the fridge for at least 3 hours, but you can go overnight too. When you are ready to grill, start heating up your coals. Ideally, you want the grill around 400 degrees. Lay out your chicken wing on the hottest side of the grill.

Wings on Grill

Grill about 5 minutes per side. Larger wings may need a few more minutes to cook through.

Wings on Grill

Remove from the grill and serve. These were so good, I didn’t even dip them in sauce. No ranch, no buffalo, no bleu cheese.

I also got the Rub My Meat rub for steak and Rub My Heiny for pork. Subsequent blog posts to come.

Kona Coffee Grilled Chicken Wings

Wings are briefly marinated in a Kona coffee rub, and then grilled for a charred, delicious BBQ treat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Marinade Time3 hours
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, kona coffee, kona coffee rub, rub my meat coffee rub, wings
Servings: 4 people


  • Charcoal grill


  • 1 1/2 lbs. whole chicken wings, cut into drumettes and wingettes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Rub Me Dirty Chicken Rub
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • To marinate, put cut chicken wings into a large bowl. Add rub seasoning, lime juice, and olive oil. Mix completely and rest in the fridge for 3 hours to overnight.
  • Get your charcoal grill ready. Heat coals up to about 400F and allow the grill to heat up.
  • Lay the wings on the hot side of the grill. Cook about 5 minutes per side. You may need to keep any larger wings on the grill 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Remove onto a plate. Serve immediately,