The pursuit for the best bbq chicken wings recipe is a time-taxing feat! For me, they have to be a combination of sweet and spicy, with a strong savoury base.
I’ve tried tons of recipes, but the result was definitely best when I randomly threw together a few things out of desperation. Everything was available on hand, which means this recipe can be made with pantry staples – bonus!
You can bang these in the oven with a bit of grill going on, but these are amazing on an open fire too. Did someone say braai??
If you don’t slurp on an Asian beer in between licking your fingers, the magic of these bbq chicken wings is slightly lost. A regular beer will do too of course!
For a hungry two, this is heaven, but for a peckish four, it makes a sumptuous starter.
SERVES 2 – 4
How to make Asian bbq chicken wings
- 16 free range chicken wings
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 tsp dried dried thyme or mixed herbs
- 2 tsp crushed garlic (I use the pre-chopped packaged kind for this)
- 2 tsp sesame oil (if you don’t have use any other oil)
- Juice of 2 limes
- 6 Tbs All Gold tomato sauce
- 6 Tbs sweet chilli sauce (my favourite is the Asian kind from Woolworths)
- Handful chopped coriander to serve (optional)
1. Place chicken wings in a large tupperware and season liberally with salt and pepper.
2. Sprinkle paprika, cayenne pepper, and herbs over chicken and rub in.
3. Next, pour garlic, oil, lime juice, tomato sauce, and sweet chilli sauce over chicken wings and mix until each wing is coated.
4. Leave your chicken wings to marinate while you pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
5. If you have the time, leave your chicken wings to marinate for longer. Overnight would be great, but a few minutes to an hour will do.
6. Lie chicken wings in a single layer on a well oiled baking tray. Baste with leftover marinade.
7. Place in oven for about 15 – 20 minutes until just cooked through, then turn oven to grill for about 5 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and scatter with chopped coriander to serve.