This week we decided to barbecue chicken wings for the kids. We had that delicious barbecue sauce with apple juice that we needed to use so why not grill some wings? Of course you can use store bought sauce if you prefer but I can promise you that if you decide to make the barbecue sauce you will be very pleased! You will find the recipe below but can preview the video here http://thefrugalchef.com/2009/09/barbecue-sauce-with-apple-juice/.
We cooked the wings in the oven first and then put them on the grill. We roasted them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and then grilled them for another 25 to 30 – so a total of 45 to 50 minutes. Roasting the wings allowed us to get rid of all the rendered fat which prevented our grill from engulfing in flames! They were really, really good and really, really easy to make.
Here is what you need:
1 – 4 pound bag frozen chicken wings, thawed
Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings. Place in a oven proof pan and season generously with salt and pepper – coarse salt and freshly ground pepper would be best. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Discard all rendered fat.
Heat your grill while the wings are cooking. You will finish cooking the wings on medium heat. Clean the grids well and oil them with a wad of paper towel soaked in olive oil.
Place the wings on the grill and cook for 10 minutes until skin has grill marks. Flip and cook for an extra 10 minutes. One by one dunk the wings into a bowl with bbq sauce. Place them back on the grill and cook 5 minutes each side, until sauce caramelizes.
Serve with oven cooked French fries and lots of napkins! Enjoy!