Zesty Grilled Wings

What’s better than making a recipe using only 3 ingredients?? Eating it! These Zesty Grilled Wings may only include 3 ingredients, but they are full of flavor and perfect for adding a little zest into your special occasions.

 Zesty Grilled Wings

Kraft sent me a bottle of their Zesty Italian Dressing and asked me to share a flavorful way to dine at home with it. My husband loves Kraft Italian Dressing and actually prefers that I use it in my Spaghetti Salad with Bell Peppers and Olives recipe, so I was happy to accept the challenge.

Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing

As enthusiastic as my husband is about this “Anything Dressing”, he doesn’t seem to share my same enthusiasm for Kraft’s Zesty Guy. Have you seen the Zesty Guy commercials? Well, let’s me just put it this way: thank you, Kraft.

If you liked the Zesty Guy video and think your friends or family might too, you can even send them a ZestyGram for adding some fun to their day. I already know my husband won’t appreciate one, but I have a few friends who will (you know who you are!).

With Spring weather in full force here in Vegas, I decided that Zesty Grilled Wings were a perfect choice so I could take my cooking outdoors. With only 3 ingredients and only a couple steps, they are SO easy to make.

Zesty Grilled Wings

To make them, you will marinate your chicken wings for at least 30 minutes in Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing. Then, grill them and brush on some barbecue sauce at the end.

YUM! My Zesty Grilled Wings were gone in no time and everyone raved about them. While I’ve made grilled chicken with barbecue sauce before and also marinated chicken in Kraft Italian dressing before, this was the first time I’ve combined both in one recipe. It was a perfect duo! These are great for everything from a party with friends to a weeknight dinner with the family.

Zesty Grilled Wings

Here’s the full recipe, ready for you to print:


Zesty Grilled Wings

Want more recipes that you can make with Kraft’s Zesty Italian Dressing? A few the caught my eye on the Kraft website included Primavera Pasta Toss, Zesty Italian Chicken Salad, and Quick Bruschetta.

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One lucky winner will receive a bottle of a zesty Italian perfume, such as Versace!

To be entered, you MUST complete the following two requirements and click that you have completed them on the Rafflecopter below:

Requirement #1: In the comment area of this blog post, leave a comment answering this question: how do you zest up your life?

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After completing these two required items, you will be entered! Want more chances to win? I’ve given you several other optional ways that you can earn extra extra entries.

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Zesty Grilled Wings

Disclosure: This post has been compensated and sponsored by Kraft.

About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. I zest up my life by trying new recipes & enjoying the outdoors!

  2. This is the only way we grill our chicken! Love using salad dressing on it for zesty tasty food!

  3. Paul M says:

    The way i zest up my life is to make sure something new is experienced, or learnt everyday. If you do something new everyday, then there is always something to look forward to.

  4. I zest up my life with a little stay-cation. Favorite spot is Alliante Casino – they love locals and their pool is awesome.

  5. That looks freaking amazing! We “zest up” our lives by trying new things and this is definitely on my list now.

  6. I don’t know what I’d prefer more…the zesty dressing or the zesty guy! Well, since I’m married I guess I have to go for the dressing. Rats. Haha. As for how I zest up my life? Any way I can. A night at home with hubs watching TV with a couple plates of nachos is always fun. =)

  7. These wings look awesome! I don’t know if I could zest my life up any more… it is pretty zesty already!

  8. I’ve never made wings like this and can’t wait to try the recipe.

  9. i ‘zest’ up my life by being spontaneous and trying new things. Your recipe looks amazing…as always! ;-)

  10. Amy Orvin says:

    I zest up my life by trying newer and bolder dishes from time to time. It helps me beat bordem.

  11. Blake Kaplan says:

    I zest up my life by pushing the limit with hot sauces.

  12. I never thought to zest up my chicken with salad dressing! Great idea, adding it to my menu

  13. I’d never think to marinate my chicken with dressing! I actually just came back from the grocery store and bought some wings. I didn’t know how I was gonna cook them tomorrow so this recipe is perfect timing! How do I zest up my life? With honeydew boba :) It’s an addiction I tell ya but it’s so refreshing haha.

  14. Oooo La La now that’s ZESTY! Sounds yummy!

  15. i zest it up with dance classes!

  16. by trying new things!

  17. Cherie Montorio says:

    I zest up my life by getting my hair done at a hair salon once a month.

  18. Jessica Peeling says:

    I go on adventures and live life to the fullest – I keep challenging myself! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

  19. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  20. Nataly Carbonell says:

    shopping and spa

  21. I wear a tiara in public with my BFF’s!

  22. Shannon says:

    I zest up my life by adding exercise & fun things in my daily life.

  23. These wings look delicious, we will really enjoy them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. I love wings, I never though about using Italian dressing. I host a really fun party on Wednesday’s and I would love for you to come by and share this with my friends.
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    Fluster Buster

  25. These would be awesome for summer parties! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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