Sweet & Spicy Grilled Wings
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Grilled wings with just the right amount of heat and a sweet, sticky sauce.
Serves: 3-4 as an appetizer/side
For the Marinade:
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (whole or separated, either is fine)
  • ¼ cup hot chili oil or Sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
For the Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons hot chili oil or Sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  1. Combine all of your marinade ingredients in a small bowl. If you are using whole wings, cut a slit in either side of the fatty skin (so they are easier to eat later) — if you are using pre-cut wings, use them as they are. Place the wings in a gallon sized sealable bag or sealable container and pour the marinade of them. Use your hands to be sure that the wings are well coated, then refrigerate overnight.
  2. When you are ready to cook, heat your grill to medium heat (or your indoor griddle to high heat). Place the wings on the flame and cook for 5-8 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your surface is.
  3. While the wings cook, whisk together the sauce ingredients, taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. If you want the sauce to be spicier, add more hot chili oil or Sriracha. If you want it to be sweeter, add more honey and/or lemon juice. When the wings are nice and charred, toss in the sauce and serve hot. These can be made a day or two ahead of time, if you like, then placed in the oven under the broiler or on the grill to quickly reheat and serve.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2013/07/03/sweet-spicy-grilled-wings/