Jun 7, 2012
This is by far the easiest BBQ marinade I use on a regular basis. It doesn’t require any specialist food ingredients and adds that more authentic homemade taste to it.
I often think if you make these things at home you know exactly what you’re putting in, and you know there are no false additives. Also you can keep a close eye on things like salt and fat content.
I love chicken wings, when I was little they were the only part of the chicken I’d eat with a roast dinner. They obviously aren’t the healthiest part of the chicken and it is very easy to get carried away with these and eat the whole plate, but if you’re keen to keep it healthy just reduce your portion size appropriately.
The great thing about this marinade is it doesn’t even have to be cooked on the BBQ, under the grill is just fine. Served as a; snack, starter or main this is a really yummy chicken dish. This marinade doesn’t belong to any specific Asian cuisine so I would refer to it as Pan-Asian, as it has the style and flavours or a combination of countries.
I cooked this dish at our Diamond Jubilee BBQ on the 3rd June, it went down a storm but I couldn’t imagine the queen getting sticky sauce all over her chops, I’d probably just give her a chicken satay skewer which is slightly less messy and if you’re royal could be placed on a plate and eaten with a knife and folk. But thankfully I’m not royal so could wear my sticky chicken chops with pride! Yay! God save the queen!
Really scrumptious chicken wings
Serves: 2 people
Preparation time: 25 minutes (minimum)
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Sticky chicken wings- Ingredients
12 meaty chicken wings
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp of chopped ginger
4-5 tbsp of chilli sauce
1-2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
Sticky chicken wings- Method
I personally like the easy life and often don’t have the time to prepare meals days in advance, especially if you’re having a spontaneous BBQ because the sun has popped out on a Sunday afternoon. So I tend to only marinade my BBQ meat for a minimum of 20 minutes. I think this is adequate, but please marinade for longer if you wish.
Add chopped garlic and ginger to a large bowl and stir in chilli and soy sauce, mix in chicken, cover with cling film and leave for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Cook on grill or BBQ on a low to medium heat for around 20-25 minutes. Chicken wings are not the ideal thing to put on the BBQ first, cook things like your burgers and sausages first. You never want to cook your chicken in the flames, it is better to cook them slowly on the hot coals; this allows them to cook beautifully without burning the outside and allowing them to cook through.