Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings

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January 13, 2019

Thrill your Super Bowl guest with these amazing wings! The Big Green Egg makes them a simple way to keep game-time good easy and delicious.

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Smoked Paprika Chimichurri:
⅔ cup Arugula Leaves, tightly packed
1 ⅔ cup Garlic Clove, peeled, finely chopped
¼ cup Rosemary Leaves, tightly packed
2 cup Italian Parsley Leaves, tightly packed
⅔ cup Shallots, finely diced
2 tbsp Sage Leaves, tightly packed
½ cup Oregano Leaves, tightly packed
½ cup Whole Grain Mustard
1 ⅔ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oi
2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Crushed Red Chili Flakes
½ cup Red Wine Vinegar
To taste Sea Salt
2 ⅔ cup Water
½ cup White Wine Vinegar
⅔ cup Lemon Juice

Marinated Chicken Wings:
2 ½ pounds Chicken Wings
1 tbsp Crushed Red Chili Flake
¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
¾ cup Smoked Paprika Chimichurri
To taste Fine Sea Salt


Smoked Paprika Chimichurri:

Finely chop all herbs and greens. Combine all finely chopped herbs in a large mixing bowl. Add
remainder of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Reserve finished chimichurri in the refrigerator
until ready for use.

Marinated Chicken Wings:

On a clean cutting board with a sharp knife separate the drumette, flap, and wing tip; discard the
wing tips. In a large bowl combine the vinegar, chimichurri, and red chili flakes. Toss the
drumettes and flaps in the chimichurri marinade until well coated and allow to sit in the
refrigerator for 3½ – 4 hours.


Set the EGG for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 400°F.

Place marinated wings on a tray and season to taste with sea salt. Place the wings on the EGG in a single layer to start cooking. Allow the skin to begin crisping on one side, then flip and close the lid to allow the wings to slowly bake as the skin renders crispy. Also, closing the lid of the Big Green Egg will allow the wings to develop that signature smoky flavor that is produced during the cooking process.

Maintain a temperature of around 350°F/177°C and check and rotate the wings every 5 minutes to get an even golden brown and crispy skin. The entire process may take anywhere from 20 – 25 minutes. Remove the wings from the heat and place on a wire rack once all the fat is rendered and the skin is evenly crispy and golden brown. Allow to rest for 3 – 5 minutes, then serve.

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