Chicken wings are a popular starter or main dish that are perfect for grilling over a charcoal BBQ or Charcoal Rotisserie. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare, making them a favourite for backyard BBQs and cookouts.
If you're looking to cook chicken wings over a charcoal BBQ, here's a simple guide to follow:
- Start by selecting fresh chicken wings that are evenly sized and have a good amount of meat on them. You can buy wings that are already separated into drumettes and flats or buy whole wings and separate them yourself.
- Season the chicken wings with your favourite BBQ rub or marinade. We love Something Fowl by Game On Enterprises. Other popular flavours for chicken wings include yoghurt, lemon, salt, garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
- Light your charcoal BBQ and wait for the flames to die down and the coals to turn white-hot (remember the hand test).
- Once the BBQ is ready, place the chicken wings on the grill, making sure there is enough space between them for even cooking.
- Cook the chicken wings for about 20-25 minutes, with the rotisserie or turning them occasionally with a pair of tongs. You can also baste them with any leftover BBQ rub or marinade to keep them moist and flavourful.
- Make sure the chicken wings are cooked all the way through by checking the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The safe temperature for chicken is 74°C (165°F).
- Once the chicken wings are cooked, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the chicken wings hot with your favourite sides, such as potato salad, coleslaw, rice, vegetables or salad.