Lemon-Garlic Wings on the Grill

There are a multitude of flavors that work well with chicken, but lemon is one that truly stands out.  These grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings are perfect for any cookout or game day gathering. The best part is that you can serve these as is or with a creamy ranch or blue cheese dip. I recommend a good wing brine before grilling these wings. Use the simple brine recipe below or one of your choosing.

Lemon-Garlic Wings on the Grill

Lemon-Garlic Wings on the Grill

Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds chicken wings flats and drummettes
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Simple brine:

  • 1 quart cold water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large enough container, combine brine ingredients. Let stand for 5 minutes and stir. The salt and sugar should be dissolved. Add wings to the container. Cover, and place into the refrigerator for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat grill for a medium-high indirect cook.
  • Remove chicken from chicken and place into a large colander. Gently rinse with cold water, for 10-15 seconds. Remember, this is a light rinse. You want to keep some of that salt flavor.
  • Pat wings dry with paper towels season with black pepper, onion powder, and marjoram.
  • Place onto grill and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until wings reach 165 degrees F.
  • Combine lemon juice with minced garlic and melted butter. Place into a large plastic or glass bowl (or large glass baking dish)
  • Remove wings from grill and place it into one of the specified containers above. Pour lemon mixture on top and toss to coat.
  • Return wings to grill and cook for another 10 minutes or so, turning as needed. When the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F., remove from grill and serve.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
Keyword chicken wings
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