Grilled BBQ Chicken WingsWednesday, July 29, 2015
Last week I gave y'all my Guajillo Cherry Barbecue Sauce recipe, so this week I thought it would be fitting to blog about one way to use it. Plus, today turns out to be National Chicken Wing Day so naturally I was moved to do a tutorial on grilling wings. I can't take all the credit for the actual grill part of the technique but I'm proud to say I'm learning a lot this summer and hope to get more experience under my belt as time goes on. My dad does most of the grilling around here and has been showing my son the ropes, so I got a little bit of help with this one between the two of them. This tutorial is more about technique than ingredients, so what's most important is the three step seasoning process. I've found that brining the wings, marinating with a dry rub, and then saucing them in the final moments on the grill locks in the most flavor and results in tender, juicy chicken. It's not unlike the process for roasting them indoors, but the flavor of a charcoal grill is hard to beat! For the examples in the photos, I used my coffee chile rub and homemade cherry barbecue sauce, an awesome combination.
4 lbs. fresh chicken wings
2 qts. water
1/2 c. kosher salt
1/4 c. Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
Prep Time: 15 min, plus brining & marinating (at least 2 hours, up to overnight)
Cook Time: 30 to 45 min
Suggested Equipment: Charcoal or gas grill set up for indirect heat
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