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.
- 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
- 1 quart cold water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 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.