So let’s get the party started with the best chicken wings you ever barbecued. Chicken wings are great for any occasion and make a perfect appetizer or even a whole meal. They are even better when barbecued with all that extra smokey flavour and served with other delicious barbecue food. I love the flavour and ease of cooking them on the barbecue. The marinade for these chicken wings is loaded with a balanced tangy Middle Eastern style dressing. Serve them with a garlic dipping sauce.
There are two basic ways to season wings when barbecuing—with a wet marinade which is a very popular way or with a spicy dry rub.
- 1-kilogram chicken wings
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon chili paste/mince
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon oregano dried
- salt to season
- 1 lemon (approximately 3-4 tablespoons)
*There’s no need to rest your wings once cooked
*Marinating the chicken 1-2 hours is ideal.
Step 1. preheat oven to 200° if you plan to cook them in the oven,
Stretch out the chicken on a cutting board, now flip the wing over, so the inside portion of the wing faces up. It is very easy to see the joints when you position the wing this way
The first cut that you’ll make will be the joint between the wingtip and the wingette. Using a sharp knife, remove the pointed wingtip by cutting off from the joint.
Then slice through the skin separating the drumette and the wingette but don’t cut all the way through. Using two hands pull apart to flatten (you will hear the bone crack) but keep intact.
Make two slits across the wingette and then butterfly, open the drumette from each side.
Place the chicken wings into a bowl and season with salt.
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic. Add chili and olive oil and bring to a paste. Add the garlic paste to the chicken wings and toss to coat evenly massaging all over. Add the dried oregano and lemon. Mix well. Let them marinate for at least an hour prior to cooking.
You will need to cook the wings on a very hot barbecue. So take advantage of the heat just after the flames have died down and the embers are hot
Alternatively arrange the marinated chicken wings in a baking dish in one layer. Bake for 30 -35 minutes depending on their size, flipping once after the first 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.
Serves 4 people
Why you’ll love this recipe:
Easy to make
Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health