Well, guys, I got a wood fire oven, and it’s freaking legit! After years of cooking on a plethora of grilling gear, I will say this one has brought on a new wave of inspiration unlike any other. Fun fact, you have to cure an oven like this before you can take it to extremely high heat (which is needed for pizza). This process can take a few days, so in the meantime, I decided to try my hand at some wings. They turned out amazingly! Hence our recipe for today, Fire Baked Chimichurri Chicken Wings in the pizza oven. 

Fire Baked Chimichurri Chicken Wings after being cooked in the pizza oven.

Chicken wings are the perfect appetizer for any occasion, whether you’re making them for game day or having some friends over. If you’re looking for a fun twist on regular old chicken wings, then you need to try these Fire Baked Chimichurri Wings!

Why You’ll Love These chicken wings in A pizza oven

This recipe involves succulent chicken wings seasoned to perfection with a blend of spices. Now, add a punch of tangy goodness from the red wine vinegar, a kick of heat from the red chili flakes, and a burst of freshness from the chopped parsley. This is our chimichurri sauce, the flavor bomb that takes these wings to the next level.

But we’re not just slathering that chimichurri on these wings; we’re fire-baking them in the pizza oven. It adds a smoky, charred flavor, infusing every juicy bite.

Fire Baked Chimichurri chicken Wings in the pizza oven.

The final touch is a zesty lemon garlic aioli that’s creamy, tangy, and downright addictive. Drizzle that over your perfectly cooked wings, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece.

Want more chicken wing recipes? Try my Double Fried Chicken Wings, Nashville Hot Chicken Wings, Honey Chili Oil Chicken Wings and Honey Chipotle Garlic Chicken Wings!



  • Chicken Wings: You’ll need 10-15 chicken wings for this recipe. 
  • Kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder are our prized trio that are great at enhancing base flavor, while also pairing well with other seasonings and spices.
  • Hot Sauce: Adds a kick of heat. 
  • Lemon (juiced): Adds a hint of zestiness and cuts through the intensity of the heat. 
  • Canola Oil: Coats the wings, giving them a nice crispy crust. 

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  • Parsley: Herbal and earthy. 
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Tangy and acidic. 
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Red Chili Flakes: Adds a kick of heat. 
  • Dried Oregano
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil


  • Mayonnaise: The base for our aioli. 
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Dijon Mustard: Tangy and sharp. 
  • Lemon: Adds a refreshing vibe. 
  • Olive Oil: Makes the aioli velvety and rich. 

How to Make Delicious Wings in a Pizza Oven 

Make the Chimichurri

Before cooking the Fire Baked Chimichurri Wings I got to work on the chimichurri. I prefer to prep the chimichurri the night before. This is because it allows the ingredients and flavors to better fuse together for the sauce.

Unfortunately, I forgot to make mine the night before, so I made it as early as possible to give it time to marinade. I chopped up my herbs and mixed together the chimichurri. Then, you can set it aside to rest. No need to refrigerate, just let it sit at room temperature since they won’t be there for too long. 

Cook the Wings

A close up shot of the cooking wings.

Next, I started on the wings. First, I seasoned them with a simple salt, pepper, and garlic mixture and then used some hot sauce as a binding. Then, I dumped the wings into a preheated cast iron skillet and pushed it back into the oven.

I let these wings cook for about 15-20 minutes, pulling them out occasionally for a stir, flip, and readjustment in regards to their location next to the fire within the oven. It wasn’t long before they were ready for the chimichurri. 


The final step is transferring the cooked wings from the cast iron skillet into a large bowl. Then, grab the chimichurri and pour it into the bowl over the wings. Give the wings a good toss, and then dump them on a serving dish.

Best enjoyed with friends and family. Cheers!

The finished dish sitting in front of the fire.

Tips on chicken wings in A pizza oven 

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the wings reaches at least 165F.
  • Pat the wings dry with a paper towel because it will help them develop that crunchy outer crust while they bake.

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze the chicken wings for up to 6 months. The lemon garlic aioli will stay fresh in the fridge for 7-10 days and the chimichurri for 2-3 weeks. 

To reheat leftover chicken wings:

  1. Let the wings come to room temperature before reheating. 
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F. 
  3. Place wings on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. 
  4. Let them cook for 5-6 minutes, flip, and cook another 5-6 minutes. 

What to serve with pizza oven chicken wings

Create the ultimate appetizer spread by pairing these chicken wings with Burger-Stuffed Onion Rings, Texas Twinkies, and Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers.

More Chicken Wing Recipes 

FAQs for chicken wings in pizza oven

Can I use frozen chicken wings instead of fresh ones?

​Absolutely! Frozen wings also work just as well in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them thoroughly before seasoning and baking.

How can I adjust the heat level of the chimichurri sauce?

​If you prefer a milder sauce, you can reduce the amount of red chili flakes or omit them entirely. On the other hand, if you’re a heat seeker, feel free to add more chili flakes to amp up the spice.

Can I prepare the chimichurri sauce ahead of time?

​Yes, you can make the chimichurri sauce a day or two in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just give it a good stir before using it to recombine any separated ingredients.

What’s the best wood to use for a pizza oven?

I recommend oak wood because it burns for a long time and adds a subtle flavor.

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fire baked chimichurri wings

Fire Baked Chimichurri Wings

Testing out my new pizza oven with some Fire Baked Chimichurri Wings! Quick and easy recipe that can be done on any grill or oven at home.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 2 people



  • 10-15 Chicken Wings
  • 1/2 tbsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Canola Oil


  • 2.5 tbsp of Parsley chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tsp of Red Chili Flakes
  • 1.5 tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp of Olive Oil

Lemon Garlic Aioli:

  • 1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil


  • Preheat a grill for indirect cooking at 400F. Add a cast iron skillet to the grill to preheat 2 minutes before cooking.
  • In a bowl, add your chicken wings, salt, pepper, garlic powder, hot sauce, lemon juice and oil. Mix together thoroughly.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the Chimichurri and Lemon Garlic Aioli. Set the chimichurri aside and place the aioli in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Add your chicken wings to the skillet. Add in batches if necessary in order to prevent overcrowding.
  • Cook the wings for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes, until they are 175F internal.
  • When the wings are done, pull off and toss with the chimichurri. Serve with the aioli on the side and enjoy!



Calories: 1052kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Monounsaturated Fat: 40g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 3464mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1460IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 5mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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  1. 5 stars
    Wings are my favorite to cook and eat! But I like to grill them, plus I don’t have a woodfire oven! I will definitely try this very soon!!

  2. This is an outstanding post about Fire Baked Chimichurri Wings. Thank you so much for writing the blog and sharing it with us!