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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Wings
My other half is a really big fan of chicken wings. I like them too but he is the wing fanatic in the family, and the kids are following his lead. It gives them something to gnaw on while they’re watching football, especially when they don’t appreciate the way the game is going. 🙂 Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Wings are one of their favorite easy party foods but this time I made them a little differently and I’m glad I didn’t wait for football season!
We picked up some Tyson’s Grillin’ Wings at Sam’s Club in the freezer section and I was pretty excited to try these. I had envisioned a simple process of teriyaki sauce and wings hot off the grill! I wasn’t disappointed. When they saw the wings their eyes lit up and looked at me with anticipation. See? I don’t make wings often enough.
We grabbed some Country Time Lemonade, which was also at Sam’s Club. I crave lemonade and iced tea when the sun comes out here in Washington. We have had a fair share of rain but those are studded with sunbreaks and even half days of sunshine! So I’m breaking out the lemonade and braving the outdoor grill, hoping that the sunshine holds out long enough for me to finish up with the chicken.
See those cute little grill marks on the chicken? That happened without a single raindrop! I love the smell of chicken grilling away over hot coals and I am so excited for summer that I stumble to find words to tell you about my anticipation. I like to use BBQing as an excuse to sit in my camping chair on the back deck, waiting for the charcoal to heat up. Then waiting for the meat to cook. 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m in my camping chair enjoying the sights and sounds of summer.
Grilling these wings totally made me think of summer. 🙂
The wings only took 20 minutes to cook and I grilled up the entire bag in one sitting. One of these bags can serve 8-10 people depending on what you intend to do with them. We enjoy them as an appetizer, but they make a great addition to the main dish with some grilled vegetables and rice.
I brushed homemade teriyaki sauce over these wings and let them cook for an additional 2 minutes before taking them off the grill. They were perfect. Well seasoned, tender and very juicy, these are the ideal teriyaki chicken wing appetizer. I’m one of those people who always fear of not having enough food if friends stop by so I am going to pick up an extra bag and keep this in the freezer just in case.
Teriyaki Chicken Wings are so easy to grab and eat as a starter while you mingle with your friends, but they’re also great for dinner. I grilled up some zucchini, peppers and mushrooms to toss in with the chicken wings and in no time, dinner was ready! Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking. And grilling. But when people are over I don’t want to spend all my time in the kitchen while everyone else is outside having a blast! I want to be smack dab in the middle of the action.
Between making the sauce and grillin’ the chicken, dinner was ready in half an hour. Make the sauce the night before and you can cut that down to 20 minutes. I actually recommend that you make the sauce ahead of time so it has time to fully cool and thicken before you start brushing it on the wings.
I was pretty excited to use the Country Time Lemonade. I have fond memories of tea lemonade so that was my plan when I saw the lemonade. I mixed up a green tea lemonade for us to sip on while we ate our Teriyaki Chicken Wings and it was much appreciated.
While we ate our wings I was reminded of why I love to cook (and grill) food. I even overlooked some talking-with-your-mouth-full since I could see that they were really diggin’ these wings. The kids were impressed and I caught my other half munching on the wings before they were officially served. That is always an excellent sign!
You’ll want to make a stop at Sam’s Club and pick up a bag of these Tyson’s Grillin’ Wings so you can try these Teriyaki Chicken Wings for yourself. 🙂 You can visit Tyson’s on Facebook and Twitter to see #whatsgrillin!
•Purchase one bag of participating Grillin’ Wings at Sam’s Club between 5/1-6/1/2014 and receive a $5 Sam’s Club gift card!
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- 1 bag of Tyson's Smokehouse Grillin' Wings
- 2 cups of low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup of white vinegar
- 1¼ cup of packed brown sugar (more if you like yours sweeter)
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 6 tsp. corn starch
- 5 tsp. cold water
- In a preheated saucepan on medium high heat add soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ground ginger. Stir well.
- Let it come to a simmer, this will take about 5 minutes. You can taste the sauce and customize it to make it sweeter or adding ginger to suit your preference.
- Let the sauce continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Stir it occasionally.
- In a small bowl combine cornstarch and cold water, stirring until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
- Add to the sauce and stir.
- Once the sauce comes to a boil, let it cook for another 7-10 minutes and stir it occasionally. It will appear to be thicker as it boils.
- Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken once it cools.
- Brush sauce on Tyson's Smokehouse Grillin' Wings when they are almost done cooking, with about 2 minutes left to go.
The recommended grilling time for the Tyson's wings is 20 minutes, flipping frequently.
Brushing on the sauce right before they are done grilling prevents the sauce from burning on the outside and still gives the chicken a sweet, tangy teriyaki flavor.
- 12 scoops of Country Time Lemonade
- 5 bags of green tea
- 1 quart of hot water
- 3 quarts of cold water
- In a one gallon container measure 12 scoops of Country Time Lemonade mix.
- Steep 5 bags of green tea in 1 quart of hot water. After 5 minutes, discard the tea bags and allow the tea to cool for another 5 minutes or until cool enough to add to the container.
- Pour tea onto the lemonade mix and stir until the powder is completely dissolved.
- Pour in remaining 3 quarts of water and stir.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you’re grilling with briquettes or lump charcoal, I highly recommend a chimney starter.
I went out and bought Weber’s chimney starter for the hardwood lump charcoal and it worked really well. The charcoal was ready in 15 minutes and stayed hot for almost an hour! No more waiting for charcoal to light. I’m so happy! ☺️ The burgers were awesome too. Toasted bun with cheese, lettuce and thousand island dressing. 👍🏼 @webergrills #meat #eat #BBQ #weberchimneystarter #instavid