5 Grill Master Chicken Wing Recipes for National Chicken Wing Day

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National Chicken Wing Day 2018 is on July 29th and we’ve put together some delicious recipes for all the fire pit grill masters out there that are looking to celebrate this culinary and foodie holiday!

Who doesn’t love chicken wings? Below are some recipes the whole family will love so you can all enjoy National Chicken Wing Day out in your backyard alongside your fire pit grill.

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Rootbeer Wings Ingredients:

  • 50 Chicken wings
  • ¼ cup - Olive oil
  • ½ tbsp - Grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp - Grated orange zest
  • Juice from one orange
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 1 tbsp - Ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp - Vanilla Extract

Root Beer Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup - Root beer
  • 1 cup - Ketchup
  • 3 tbsp - Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp - Brown sugar
  • ½ tsp - Onion powder
  • ½ tsp - Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 1 tsp - Ground black pepper
  • Juice from half a lemon

Steps to Make Root Beer Wings:

  1. Preheat your grill for a two zone cooking, one side should be very hot and the other should not be as hot.
  2. Mix the olive oil, grated ginger, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of salt and pepper with the wings and let marinated for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the wings on the hot grate directly over the hot side and sear for about 3 minutes per side, then move to cooler side and cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 450°F, you are looking for a crispy skin and a golden brown color.
  4. In a cast iron skillet, mix all of the Root Beer BBQ Sauce ingredients together and simmer for 10 minutes, then drop the wings inside the skillet and give a good mix to coat each one with bbq sauce.
  5. Sear one last time over the hot side of the fire pit grill to caramelize the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes per side.


Honey Soy Wings Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Chicken Wings {if whole, cut into sections at the joint. Discard the wing tips or freeze for stock.
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper, for seasoning.
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil.
  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sambal Chili Garlic Paste
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds, for garnish
  • Green Onions, chopped for garnish

Steps to Make Honey Soy Wings:

  1. Preheat your fire grill to reach medium high heat.
  2. Season the chicken wings with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Grill the wings skin side down, cover grill and cook for 4 minutes. Turn wings and cook for another 4 minutes covered.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix soy sauce, honey and sambal paste. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Using a basting brush, brush wings with glaze, turn the wings again to caramelize the sauce. About 2 minutes. Baste again, and caramelize other side. Using an instant read thermometer, check the internal temperature of the wings, it should be 165 degrees F. If not cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove wings to a bowl. Pour the remaining glaze over the wings and toss to coat in the sauce.
  7. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.


Greek Yogurt Wing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 lbs chicken wings

Steps to Make Greek Yogurt Wings:

  1. In a large resealable bag or a baking dish big enough for the wings, mix together all the marinade ingredients. Add the wings and toss to coat them well. Marinate for at least 3 hours up to one day.
  2. Heat your fire pit grill. Once the fire pit grill is hot, reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Before grilling wipe off excess marinade, then add the wings, flat side down, and grill covered for 7-8 minutes, or until the wings are browned and marked on that side.
  4. Turn them and grill for another 7-8 minutes. The wings should be well browned and crispy and the meat fully cooked through when you take them off.


Inasal Wings Ingredients:

  • 1½ lbs. chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 cup lime soda
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup margarine, softened
  • ½ teaspoon annatto powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Steps to Make Inasal Wings:

  1. Combine the ground black pepper, Cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, sugar, vinegar, lime soda, turmeric, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add-in the chicken wings. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap. Marinate the chicken for 5 to 8 hours.
  3. Skewer the chicken wings in a bamboo skewer.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the margarine, annatto powder, lemon, and salt. Stir and set aside.
  5. Heat-up the grill. Start to grill the chicken while basting using margarine mixture. Grill the wings for 6 to 8 minutes per side.


Garlic Parmesan Wings Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola or grapeseed oil)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder<
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus some for garnish

Steps to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings:

  1. Prepare fire pit grill for indirect heat grilling. If you’re using charcoal, move the coals to one side. If you’re using gas, turn off one zone entirely.
  2. Chop chicken wings into flats and drumettes.
  3. Toss wings with neutral oil.
  4. Add wings to the grill in a single layer and cook for 45 minutes, turning occasionally to make sure they are cooking evenly.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter and stir with garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan.
  6. When wings are done grilling, toss with 3/4 of the butter sauce.
  7. Turn grill heat up to medium-high.
  8. Return wings to grill over direct heat and grill a second time for just a few minutes.
  9. Watch them closely until they get some char marks and the skin crisps up.
  10. Remove wings and toss with remainder of sauce and sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese.

Now you have 5 different ways of celebrating National Chicken Wing Day in your own backyard.

What are you waiting for? Get your fire pit grill ready and enjoy your tasty chicken wings!

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