Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wally Wings - 5 Ingredient Grilled Wings

How would you like to win a trip to this year's Memphis In May BBQ championship?   How about grilling lessons from World Champion pitmasters Chris Lilly and Melissa Cookston? 

All you have to do is go to and enter your idea for 5 ingredients and a clever recipe name for the Kingsford One Bite Challenge for a chance to win.  You don't have to post pictures, a full recipe or anything.  Just the 5 ingredients and the title.  Walt S. of McKenzie, TN did that and this is what he offered:

Wally Wings
  • chicken wing drummettes
  • hot sauce
  • sugar
  • minced garlic
  • red pepper flakes
Here is my spin on Walt's wings.  I used turbinado sugar to avoid the sugar burning, general wing pieces,  and used buffalo sauce.   This is a good one for the basketball games going on.  

Wally Wings

inspired by Walt S, McKenzie TN
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min

Ingredients (24 wings)
  • 1 dozen chicken wings, tips removed and cut into drumettes/wingettes
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flake
  • buffalo wing sauce, to taste
  1. Set up a charcoal grill for indirect heat and preheat to 400f.
  2. Season the wings with the rub. Grill 20 minutes per side.
  3. Toss with the buffalo sauce.
  4. Grill direct over the coals until the sauce is set and wings are an internal temp of 170f, about 5-7 minutes.
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Is buffalo sauce a single ingredient?  It is, if the the rules don't say it isn't!  You can used a bottled buffalo wing sauce.  The basic buffalo sauce that I use is 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup cayenne hot sauce, and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce.

I'll be at Memphis In May this year, privileged to be on the best team, Too Sauced To Pork.  You may have seen the team earlier this year on Cooking Competitions: Exposed on the Travel ChannelIf you are there, stop by and say hello.


  1. Anyone would be happy to have some of those wings. Thanks for the info regarding turbinado sugar. Never knew it didn't burn.

  2. And we are proud to have you as a member of TSTP Chris!!! Can't wait til May!

  3. I just found a bag of turbinado sugar in the cupboard. I'm curious, any idea on the science behind why it doesn't burn compared to say brown sugar?

  4. Chris, I'm not a fan of wings as a rule (way too much work for this girl!) but these are beyond tempting. I'm thinking that I'll be trying something like this on drumsticks or thighs. The flavors sound delicious!

  5. Just once I would like to watch you at the grill (in person). GREG

  6. I swear there's not a single thing you make where I don't say, "THAT LOOKS GREAT!"

  7. i don't know why i don't make wings more often, they are such a flavor packed party in a tiny form. these look awesome!

  8. I love how you took someone else's ingredient list and turned them into an actual product! The company running the contest should hire YOU to do that!

  9. Those look mighty good! Can't wait to see ya at MIM!

  10. These look delicious, I'm a fan of wings but never seem to make them flavoursome enough when I make them myself. So pleased I've come across your recipe, looking forward to giving it a try!

  11. Wow this recipe is really so easy and only a few ingredients, and you still manage to make it look all fancy and like you spent hours on it! And I'd totally say buffalo sauce is a single ingredient! It comes in a single bottle so I say yes :)

  12. They look mighty tasty. Simple and delicious - my kind of wings.


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