Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecue Chicken Wings 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Barbecue Chicken Wings are a must-have at every family barbecue.  They are delicious eaten with the famous Hummus and Smokey Eggplant Salad.

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.

barbecued chicken wings served with garlic paste


  • 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)

Cook’s Notes

*There’s no need to rest your wings once cooked
*Marinating the chicken 1-2 hours is ideal.

barbecued chicken wings ingredients

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.

cutting the tip off the chicken wing

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.

cutting the skin beween the drummette and wingette of chicken wing

stretch out and flatten the chicken wing

Step 2.  
Make two slits across the wingette and then butterfly, open the drumette from each side.

make two slits on the wingette of the chicken wing

butterfly the drummette part of the chicken wing

Step 3.  
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.

Step 4.  
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.

barbecued chicken wings served with lemon wedges and garlic dipServes 4 people

Why you’ll love this recipe:

Perfect Appetiser
Smokey Flavour
Easy to make


Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health