I have had enough cold rainy weather up here! Today was a bit gloomy, a tad windy and oh just a little on the chilly side. Given all that I decided today would good day to break out the grill!
First BBQ of the season was grilled smokey chicken wings with a honey chipolte BBQ sauce. They were awesome!!I paired it with a southwest avocado salad with a cilantro lime dressing. It was a great first meal and an indication of the rest to come.
Chicken wing pieces, rinsed and patted dry
2 T. oil
2 parts chili powder
1 part cumin
1 part coriander
1 part smoked paprika
salt and pepper
2 T. chili powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
3 T. chipolte puree (more or less to taste)
1 cup honey
2 T. cider vinegar
Mix together all ingredients of dry rub and liberally dust all the wings add the oil and massage. Let sit for anywhere from 1 hour to over night.
Ready the grill. I used charcoal which gave a nice smokiness, if using gas I would add a tray of soaked smoke chips but it is not necessary.
When grill reaches 400 degrees arrange wing pieces on hottest area. As wings get crispy and flip and remove to lower heated area.
When wings are done toss with some of the BBQ sauce and serve with a cucumber ranch dipping sauce!
For the salad combined corn, black beans, diced avocados, sliced cherry tomatoes and lettuce of choice. Dress with a mixture of cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. Pretty easy!
Enjoy with a beer! 🙂