Barbecued Buffalo Wings Recipe
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 90 Minutes
Serves: 1-12 people (this will depend on the appetites of the people who are eating)
It is always nice to make your own sauce for wings, but it is fine if you want to select a pre-made one from the grocery store.
For this recipe, a grill will be used to copy the low, slow cooking method that is usually associated with a barbecue. If you have the temperature far too high, the wings will cook faster than this recipe states. This is not exactly a good thing, so be mindful. We use a lower temperature to allow the wings to cook slowly, but that is a personal preference.
3 lbs of chicken wings
2 Tbsp of veg. oil
Salt, to taste
1 stick (half cup or 8 tbsp) of unsalted butter
6 oz of hot sauce (your preferred brand)
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1. To prepare the sauce, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan on a low setting. Stir constantly until butter is fully melted. After that, remove from heat, whisk rapidly, then set it aside. It should stay in liquid form for the entire cooking time. If it starts to solidify, heat a little and whisk until it is liquid again. You do not want the sauce to come to a boil at any time.
2. Use cooking shears or a good knife to remove the tips from the wings. Discard them or you can save them for later use (they are great for making stock and can be stored in the freezer). Separate the two remaining wing sections by using your knife or shears to cut at the joint.
3. Toss them with the salt and oil, then place them on the grill in one layer. They should be over low, indirect heat. This is hard to do when using wood or charcoal, so make your fire on one area of the grill and cook the wings on the opposite area. They should cook slowly without much sizzle, if any. Cover and continue cooking for thirty minutes.
4. Turn them and baste with the buffalo sauce. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Repeat this process until the wings are as done as you would prefer. Make sure to baste them every 15 minutes. Use the leftover sauce to toss the wings once they are fully cooked.