Buffalo Pig Wings are saucy, spicy and grilled to perfection! French-trimmed pork shanks are an amazing appetizer and meatier alternative to chicken wings!

There’s a saying here in Kansas City that goes: “I love you like Kansas City loves Kansas City.” We’re in a bit of a love affair with our own town as it goes through a renaissance. And that includes our food culture! Unique items like these pig wings are popping up on menus all over the city.

After the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 2015, our city was on fire for baseball! About 800,000 people turned out for the parade and celebration that followed that big win, and we also welcomed changes and improvements to Kauffman Stadium, the home of the Royals.

Most of us love traditional ballpark food like hot dogs, popcorn and pretzels! But, after that 2015 Championship, Kansas City saw their ballpark eats elevated to the level of the city’s food culture. Our stadium began to introduce authentic slow-smoked and coal-fired barbecue and creative eats that reflected Kansas City’s unique food scene. 

One item that you typically find on menus in Kansas City is these “Pig Wings.”

What are Pig Wings?

Pig Wings are specially cut pork shanks where the meat is cut away from the bone.

French-trimmed pork shanks are a meaty alternative to chicken wings and taste great with blue cheese dressing on the side.

Pig wings are wonderful braised. The meat just falls off the bone! In this recipe, we grill the pig wings and baste them with a delicious buffalo-style sauce!

Serve these spicy pork shanks with a side of Grilled Corn On the Cob in Foil!

Buffalo Pig Wings

Buffalo Pig Wings

Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4 pounds pig wings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the buffalo basting sauce:

  • 1 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • (optional) celery, blue cheese or ranch dressing, for serving


  1. Heat your grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, preparing for direct grilling.
  2. Lightly brush all sides of the pig wings with olive oil, then season with garlic, celery salt, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the wings on the grill and cook, turning often, until slightly charred and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  4. While the wings are cooking, stir the hot sauce together with the melted butter and the vinegar. Baste the wings and continue to cook, turning and basting occasionally, for another five minutes, until the wings are glazed and golden. Discard hot sauce after basting.
  5. Serve warm,with blue cheese dressing and celery on the side, if desired.


Michelle's Note: We used an instant read probe thermometer and checked the temperature of the pig wings at 15 minutes and 20 minutes. We did need to add a few extra minutes. It will depend on how thick your pork shanks are, ours were quite thick.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 919Total Fat 79gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 57gCholesterol 180mgSodium 4452mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 47g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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If you love these Pig Wings, I think you’ll also enjoy my Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers