Everything You Need to Know About Grilled Chicken Wings
Chicken wings can be found in eateries across the world, made in a variety of flavors and styles, with an endless amount of dipping sauces that go perfectly with them. If you love wings, but don’t want to keep splashing out on buying them from restaurants, the good news is you can easily make them at home!
There’s some debate on the best method for cooking chicken wings at home, the two most popular methods being frying or grilling. Frying them is the default for most people, but grilled chicken wings can be just as crispy, smoky, and juicy as fried ones.
Grilled Chicken Wings
By opting to grill chicken, you have more options when it comes to flavorings. You can add any type of spice rubs, sauces, or marinades to the chicken that would otherwise fall off if you fried it. Another benefit to grilling is that you can cook more of the chicken at once, rather than frying chicken in batches.
Darker meat usually cooks up juicier than whiter parts of the chicken. In addition to chicken wings, you can also make grilled chicken thighs and grilled chicken drumsticks that will be just as delicious as wings.
Darker grilled chicken is safe to eat at temperatures above 75°C, but for the best texture and taste you can cook them up to 80°C. A meat thermometer is the best way to keep track of the chicken’s temperature.
Fried Chicken Wings
The wings you get from a restaurant are usually fried. There’s definitely something to be said about the satisfying crunch of crispy fried chicken! If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can still make homemade fried chicken in a large pot on your cooker.
For extra tender, flavourful meat, we recommend marinating the chicken and then steaming them before you fry them. The steam will help render the fat from the skin, making it more likely to crisp up perfectly. When chicken wings, chicken thighs, and chicken drumsticks are marinated, they’ll pack more flavor than they would on their own.
Take a look through Tariq Halal’s blog for more cooking tips and delicious recipes! Also, visit our online meat shop to buy high-quality halal meat to make sumptuous grilled chicken at home.