Ginger-and-Honey Chicken Wings

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Using fresh ginger juice mixed with honey to baste wings gives them an irresistible flavor. F&W's Justin Chapple tosses the grilled chicken wings with salted peanuts and fresh cilantro before serving them with lime wedges, which amps up the flavor even further. For a party, consider buying the wings already cut into drumettes and wingettes, which are easier to pick up and eat. Slideshow:  More Chicken Wing Recipes 

Ginger and Honey Chicken Wings
Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
45 mins
Yield:
4

Ingredients

  • One 4 ounce piece of fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for brushing

  • 2 1/4 pounds chicken wings

  • 2 tablespoons crushed salted roasted peanuts

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. Finely grate the ginger into a fine sieve set over a bowl. Press the juice from the ginger; you should have 1/3 cup. Discard the solids. Whisk in the honey and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper.

  2. Light a grill and oil the grate. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the 2 tablespoons of oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning, until lightly browned on both sides, about 7 minutes. Continue to grill, turning and brushing with the ginger-honey mixture occasionally, until lightly charred and cooked through, about 8 minutes longer. Transfer to another large bowl and toss with the peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp and aromatic ale.

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