This isn’t really a recipe since I’m not telling you any ingredients. I am just providing you with 4 easy steps to perfectly BBQ grilled chicken wings with crispy skin and tender meat.
1. Preheat the grill with all burners set to high. Clean and oil grill.
2. Turn down one side of the grill to low. Place the chicken on side set to low.
3. Grill chicken wings, with the lid down, turning once, about 15-20 minutes.
4. Move the chicken wings to the high heat side and grill uncovered until skin has crisped, about 5 minutes.
If you want fall-off-the-bone meat with crispy skin, you want to grill low and slow.
To make sure the meat is cooked, you can use a meat thermometer; the internal temperature should be 165F. You can also just make a small slit with a knife into the thickest part of the wing and make sure the meat is no longer pink at the bone.
You can do what you want with the wings before grilling: brined, rubbed, marinated or plain. If you want it covered in a BBQ sauce, save that part until step 4 (the last 5 minutes of grilling). Otherwise the sugar in the BBQ sauce will cause the sauce to burn. I just used salt and pepper before grilling, then I slathered on my favourite whisky flavoured BBQ sauce during step 4.