Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chipotle Grilled Chicken Wings



It seems like when the days get longer and the sun gets warmer, the grill is the place to be. Why heat up your house cooking for hours when the grill can do all the work while you enjoy the great outdoors. These chicken wings are perfect for parties, tailgating, or just for a night on the couch watching the big game. The utilization of chipotle powder adds a nice warmth to the wings without being overly spicy. If you have the time, you can allow the wings to marinade in the rub, but it is not necessary. I could see preparing them in the rub and packing them in a cooler for a weekend camping trip. YUM!!!
36 Chicken Wings/Drummettes
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Mustard Powder
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil, for oiling the grill
1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Place the chicken wings/drummettes in a large, resealable bag.
3. Sprinkle with the dry rub. Press all of the air out of the bag and seal. Use your hands to massage the rub over the chicken, completely covering every piece.
4. Heat the grill over MEDIUM heat.
5. Coat a paper towel in vegetable oil. Using a set of grilling tongs, coat the grates with the oil to help prevent sticking.
6. Place the coated wings on the grill.
7. Reduce the heat to LOW. Close the grill.
8. Allow to cook for 15 minutes without disturbing. However, if you see smoke, you know your grill is TOO HOT!
9. Turn the wings. Allow the wings to continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
10. Move the wings around on the grill to allow each wing to become completely cooked.
11. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes on MEDIUM LOW heat, moving often, to allow the skin to crisp.
12. Remove from the grill and enjoy!

NOTE: Depending on your grill and the size of your wings, cooking times will vary. The wings should cook slowly and not burn. Understanding your grill is key!

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