Nothing screams football season like wings. And these wings? They come with a story.
We had friends coming over for the rivalry Eagles-Giants game (did you see that last minute 61-yard field goal??), and I knew I wanted to make wings at home. I typically use the oven to make wings, but I ran into a tiny problem. Even though it’s late September, it’s 90 degrees here in NJ! If that wasn’t enough to make me want to keep the oven off, guess what? Our air conditioner is broken. DEAD. KAPUT. DUNZO.
In marched these magical grilled wings. Easy, crispy, and an added smoky flavor.
Now, I’m not going to say standing outside, in the sun, next to a hot grill when it’s 90 degrees is glamorous. BUT it’s much preferred to making the house even hotter by turning on the oven.
This easy method has your wings ready to eat in under a half hour, meaning you could marinate them during the first half and cook them during half time. While cooking, pay attention to the hot spots on your grill and move the wings around to be sure each gets crispy without burning.
I highly recommend buying pre-cut wings. It will save you a ton of time and frustration cleaning and cutting wings they way they’re packaged in bulk. I used this version from Wegmans, and the few extra dollars for pre-cut wings is absolutely worth the additional cost, plus they’re organic!
The sauce only takes 2 minutes (seriously!) and strikes the perfect combination of hot and sweet, leaving you wanting to dip each and every wing in extra sauce, and then some creamy ranch or bleu cheese dressing. 😉 You can always use your preferred sauce as well, I’m trying BBQ wings next!