Root Beer Chicken Wings

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 25 min to 35 min
  • Makes 4 to 6 portions

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 BBQ Sauce

  • 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

Preparation

  1. Preheat your grill for a two zone cooking, having hot coals on one side and nothing on the other;
  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 hot coals and sear for about 3 minutes per side, then move to indirect 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 hot coals to caramelize the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Suggestion: Serve with orange slices and a cold rich-tasting root beer.

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