It’s days away from July 4th weekend and I would like to share this easy BBQ chicken wings recipe with you.
BBQ wings are so delicious, especially if they are cooked on the grill.
Imagine perfectly barbecued wings, crispy skin with tender and juicy chicken meat.
These wings are absolutely delicious and finger lickin’ good! Please make sure that you make a huge batch and celebrate the festivity safely with your family.
BBQ Wings Ingredients
This recipe calls for only five (5) ingredients below:
- Chicken wings, drumettes and wingettes
- Homemade dry rub
- Soy sauce
How to Make BBQ Wings?
It’s very easy to barbecue chicken wings on an outdoor grill. First, you need to marinate the wings with marinade.
Pat try the chicken wings with paper towels to make sure that the marinade is not diluted.
Combine the wings with the marinade of garlic, dry rub, honey and soy sauce. Stir to combine well and let marinate in the fridge overnight.
The next day, fire up an outdoor grill and barbecue the chicken wings at 500-600°F until they are cooked, about 20 minutes.
BBQ Tips for Perfect Barbecue Wings
BBQ chicken wings are supposed to be dark brown in color, but many people make the mistake of burning the chicken wings.
As the result, the wings are black and way over cooked, not to mention that it’s unhealthy to eat the carbon on the burnt chicken wings.
Here are my tips for the best BBQ chicken wings every time!
- Heat up an outdoor grill to 450 degrees F before you start barbecuing the chicken wings.
- Make sure you arrange the chicken wings on the upper rack, skin side up and away from direct heat.
- Cook the bottom part of the wings first. The bottom part of wings has less skin and hence less oily drips. This will prevent the direct heat at the bottom from flaring up and burning the wings.
- Cover the lid and the temperature will go up to 500°F to 600°F. Barbecue the chicken for 5 minutes before turning over.
- Make sure you open the lid to check doneness. The barbecue time depends on on the size of your chicken wings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling?
Barbecuing and grilling are two different cooking methods and apply different cooking techniques.
Barbecue means that you are cooking with hot air circulating inside a grill, with the lid covered on the grill. The hot air comes from all around the source.
Grilling is cooking food with the lid up, with direct heat on the bottom.
Can I Use Whole Chicken Wings?
Yes, you sure can, however, I would advice you to cut them up to drumettes and wingettes as they take less time to cook through.
If you like the tip, you may retain it by cutting the wingettes and wing tip into one part.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is 510 calories per serving.
What Dishes To Serve with this Recipe?
Serve this dish with other summer favorites. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 2 lbs (1kg) chicken wings, mid sections and drumettes
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons homemade dry rub
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Rinse the chicken wings with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
- Get a big bowl, marinate the chicken wings with all the ingredients. Mix to make sure the wings are nicely coated with the seasonings.
- Cover up the bowl and marinate put in the fridge for at least 1 hour or best overnight.
- Fire the grill the next day. Grill the wings until they turn golden brown and nicely charred on both sides. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 510Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 124mgSodium 741mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 26g