I don't mean a fried chicken wing left over because it was the last piece from a Sunday fried chicken dinner or a bucket from KFC. I am talking about a real wing. A chicken wing cooked for the purpose of being a wing, not an "also ran". Like buffalo wings or hot wings. My first ones were at Stadium Club where my friend Carson worked as a cook.
It is the Third Annual Week of Wings over at Hot Sauce Daily, a celebration of wings. Brian and Marilyn will be grilling up wings, reviewing wing sauces, and checking out all things wing related. Hop over there and check their wing-centricity all week.
Here is my tribute to Week of Wings.
Traditional "buffalo sauces" have hot sauce, butter, spices and an acid, such as vinegar and/or Worcestershire sauce. For this one, I relied on the lime juice in the Cholula Chili Lime sauce as the acid.
Fire Roasted Chili Lime Wingsservings: 4
- 12 chicken wings, cut into drummettes and wingettes, tips reserved for stock
For the dry rub
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp turbinado sugar
- 3/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 5 Tbsp butter
- 1 clove garlic, very finely minced
- 1/4 cup lime flavored hot sauce*
- 1/2 tsp of the dry rub
- Preheat a charcoal grill to 350-375f set up for indirect heat*.
- Season the 24 wing pieces with the dry rub (reserve 1/2 tsp of the rub for the sauce).
- Roast the wings on a covered grill for 30 minutes.
- Flip the wing pieces and roast for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat in a saute pan and saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the remaining butter and dry rub, whisking continuously until well blended (another 2-3 minutes).
- Once the wings have roasted a total of 50 minutes, remove them to a large bowl, pour the sauce over them, and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Roast the wings another 7-10 minutes, or until the sauce bakes on and the wings reach an internal temp of at least 170f.
- I used Cholula Chile Lime Hot Sauce.
- You can use your oven for this instead....if you insist. Just remember, it doesn't taste as good and every time you use an oven instead of a grill, an angel loses it's wings. Mmmmmmm fire roasted angel wings, heavenly!
[Standard Disclaimer] I received no compensation from Hot Sauce Daily for this post but Brian did threaten to boil ribs if I didn't post something wing related this week.