No. 215: Herbed Grilled Chicken Wings

We had a really lovely, full Saturday.

Warning: This next description is going to sound a lot like this scene from Old School featuring Will Ferrell and his big day.

First it was coffee and leisure time on the couch, watching some our favorites like House Hunters Renovations and The Kitchen. Goodness, we could not be more married:)

Then it was off for an hour long hike around the Lafayette Reservoir with the kiddos. We love living close enough to just walk to it and around, and the hills always challenge me even if I'm not running.

After that, we met up with good friends at the Westbrae Biergarten. I had heard good things about the place, but it was fun to finally see and enjoy. Nice, casual atmosphere and they had a Brazilian food truck serving snacks. We ordered the Flying Bigs (aka: bacon wrapped chicken nuggets) which were killer.

Then headed back to our neck of the woods for a Costco run before embarking on a nice evening of cooking and enjoying the beautiful cool summer weather.

Big day. Glad we could fit it all in:)

Herbed Grilled Chicken Wings

Confession: We had big plans to try a brisket this weekend and slow smoke it for a solid 14+ hours. However, they were $11 a pound! Hence, chicken recipes this weekend. Enjoy!


Serves 4
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 pounds chicken wings

To make

Combine garlic, oregano, rosemary and oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken wings, seal bag, and turn to coat well. Chill at least one hour and as long as overnight (we just did 90 minutes or so).

Prepare grill for medium heat. Remove wings from mariade and grill, covered and turning occasionally until golden brown and crisp, about 15-20 minutes.

The results

These wings were awesome. Seriously awesome. Devoured in a matter of minutes awesome.

Final wings

The marinade couldn't be easier, but the really amazing part was the effect of the grill. These wings took about 15 minutes and in that time became a wonderfully herbed and smokey delight. They just soaked up all the flavor from the wood smoke and marinade.

This is an easy addition to your next barbecue party, and I promise it will be a crowd pleaser!

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Amelia McCormick

Kansas girl transplanted to Asheville, North Carolina. Smiler, lover of great food and wine, facilitator, runner, storyteller, wife, optimist, and mother of sweet twins:)

Asheville, North Carolina