Chicken wings are fun to eat. Kind of messy too. With these BBQ chicken wing recipes, you can have messy fun, too!
Nice thing about chicken wings is they can be cooked quickly, mainly because they're itty bitty pieces of chicken. And also because they cook pretty well at a high temperature, whether it be in your trusty oven or your outdoor barbecue grill.
Grilled Chicken Wings
Start with as many chicken wings as you think you'll need. If they're being served as an appetizer, figure on one or two whole wings (four pieces) per person. If they're the main course, or you just have a lot of big appetites around, a dozen wing sections per person might do the trick.
Separate the drummettes from the middle section. Remove the wing tip sections (save for chicken stock). Season lightly with salt and pepper. Place the little drumsticks and the middles on a baking sheet, and place into your hot grill, set to about 400 degrees. Use the indirect method...heat to the sides, no flame or heat directly under the pan.
Grill the wing sections for about 30 minutes, or until done. Remove the wings from the now greasy baking sheet, placing them into a heat proof serving bowl. Toss them with some of your special homemade barbecue sauce. Serve 'em up!
Spicy Oven BBQ Chicken Wings
If you like a little heat, this one's for you!
24 chicken wings, separated and trimmed of tips
1/2 cup of Frank's Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup Alabama white BBQ sauce
Season the wings with the black and red pepper. Melt the butter in a saucepan and mix in the hot sauce. Coat the wing sections with the butter mixture and place in a baking pan, single layer. Pour the remaining hot sauce butter over the wings.
Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove to a serving platter and serve with the white bbq sauce for dipping. This recipe is very similar to a buffalo wings recipe, except that bleu cheese salad dressing is usually served with those.