When it comes to grilling time, chicken wing is the way to go.
One of the most delicious grilled or BBQ chicken wings recipes is Lemongrass Wings, using lemongrass and fish sauce to marinate the wings. This recipe is Vietnamese-inspired.
This is an easy recipe as the ingredient lists are pretty short: lemongrass, fish sauce, garlic, honey, and black pepper. Marinate the wings overnight and fire up your grill the next day.
If you don’t have a grill, you can bake these wings in the oven and then broil it for a couple of minutes to char the surface. You can also use a grill pan and cook on stove top.
For the chicken wings, get smaller party wings if you can. These days, all the wings are rather big, so I always look for “party wings” whenever I have BBQ.
Party wings are are small but still meaty. They are just perfect for BBQ as they cook fast and more importantly, they will be cooked through before burning.
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Lemongrass chicken wings - marinate the wings with lemongrass & Asian seasonings for the best party wings ever.
Use a grater such as Microplane to grate the white part of the lemongrass, about 2 tablespoons. Keep the rest of the lemongrass and cut into 4-inch length, use the back of a knife to pound and smash the lemongrass to release its aroma and flavor.
Rinse the chicken wings with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer the wings to a big Ziploc bag and add all the ingredients inside. Combine everything well and make sure that the wings are nicely coated with the fish sauce and lemongrass mixture. Let marinate in the fridge overnight.
Fire up the grill the next day. Grill the wings until they turn golden brown and nicely charred on both sides. Serve immediately.
If you have more chicken wings, you don't have to increase the ratio of the fish sauce exactly. Fish sauce is salty so use your best judgment. If you bake these wings, preheat the oven to 350F or 180C and bake until the surface turned brown. Then broil for 1-2 minutes to char the surface.