Prep a baking sheet with two layers of aluminum foil. The first layer should fit the sheet tightly. The second should just lay on top of it.
Before you dive into a bunch of fancy sauces and marinades, learn the art of grilling wings with this simple grilled chicken wings recipe. Buy about 5 pounds of wings, either whole or separated.
The Basics of Grilling Chicken Wings
If you bought whole wings, cut them up into smaller pieces. You’ll be cutting through two joints. Cut through the joint that connects to the wing tip first. Discard the tip. Then cut the wing in half through the other joint, which is between the middle section and the drummette.
Put the wings on the baking sheet and cover them with a light coating of oil. Season both sides with salt, pepper and onion powder.
Preheat your gas grill to medium. Too much heat will char the outside of your wings while leaving the inside undercooked. Let the grill heat up for about 15 minutes. Discard the top layer of foil from the baking sheet.
Now it’s time to cook the wings. Put them on the grill and reduce the burners to medium/medium-low.
Cook the wings for about 20 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes. Check the internal temperature with a digital meat thermometer. Poultry needs to be cooked to 165°F.
Remove the wings and place them on the baking sheet to rest.