These Backyard BBQ wings bring back memories. Memories of years ago, as a kid, enjoying those classic neighborhood grill-outs. The dad’s huddled around charcoal grills, the mom’s chatting away in a circle of lawn chairs. You’d find mostly grilled chicken and burgers. The chicken would be heavily brushed in BBQ sauce. Like these wings. Same great flavors as back then, but on delicious wings instead.
There’s nothing I would change about Backyard BBQ wings. They’re easy to make. They come out juicy, tender and delicious. And they remind me of that grilled chicken from long ago.
I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook
that is full of my favorite wing recipes. Also check out my always-growing list of my favorite store-bought wing sauces
Backyard BBQ Wings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Last week was salad week here. Every once-in-a-while I go on a one-week long campaign to make salads. Not little ole wimpy salads, but meal-sized salads that dreams are made of. To add a special touch I often make dressings from scratch, like this copycat Chipotle honey vinaigrette. This dressing checked all the boxes. Perfect consistency (very important!). Nice and creamy. A little sweat. And a little heat. Heck, I just realized that my favorite salad dressings are a lot like barbecue sauces! Huh!
This copycat Chipotle honey vinaigrette is not only great on salads, it’s also great as a marinade for chicken. Just let chicken breasts (or whatever cuts you prefer) get happy in the dressing for an hour or so, then grill as desired. So make extra vinaigrette and enjoy!
Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients except for the olive oil into a blender.
Blend on low speed. With the blender still running, slowly add the oil.
Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
I recently purchased a new gas grill. My old one was almost 20 years old and has seen almost 4,000 cookouts. Parts for my old gal were hard to find. I knew it was time to upgrade. One of the things I absolutely wanted was a rotisserie, something I did not have on my other grill. I was excited to fire up and make an easy rotisserie chicken for one of my first cooks on the new grill. The process was simple, quick, and the end result was absolutely delicious. I was so very, very glad I got a rotisserie!
Of course, you don’t need a gas grill to make this easy rotisserie chicken. Charcoal is even better if you want that great smokey flavor. Either way, you’ll love this. The chicken turns out incredibly moist, much better than I ever expected. And the flavor. My goodness. The rub has the perfect amount of sweetness.
I cannot wait to make this again.
Easy Rotisserie Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 1 chicken
- 1 whole chicken approximately 4 pounds
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Fire up your rotisserie. Because of the brown sugar in the seasoning I turned my temperature to medium-high.
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Thread onto your rotisserie. I like to season my bird on the rotisserie, but you can do it off the rotisserie if you prefer.
Combine the brown sugar, paprika and salt and pepper to taste.
Rub the chicken with the oil. Then apply the seasoning mix. Get it everywhere.
Turn on the rotisserie and let the chicken cook for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes or until the temperature reaches 165 F as measured in several places.
Let rest 15 minutes before serving.