Who does not love some delicious, sauce dripping chicken wings?! Whenever there are some palatable, mouthwatering wings on the dinner table, we, for one, can never resist. The juicy meat on the wings slathered in a buttery sauce is definitely what would be served in heaven!
Chicken wings are an absolute delight for most people around the world. But before you dig in, do you ever pause to think about the amount of fat you are consuming with this scrumptious treat? An average buffalo wing will contain about 19.1 grams of total fat, with an additional 40 milligrams of cholesterol, and 284 milligrams of sodium. That’s certainly something that your doctor wouldn’t like to hear!
But should that mean that we give up this heavenly dish altogether? Not really.
An excellent solution to this would be preparing this tantalizing snack in a much healthier way. For example, switching up the traditional deep frying method by cooking chicken wings on electric grill. This significantly reduces the fat content of your plate of wings, but it also introduces a delicious smoked flavor in them.
However, the ones who hardly ever step into their kitchens, the method may seem a bit tricky. If you, too, are not sure how to grill chicken on an electric grill or a griddle, don’t panic. After you’re done reading this post, you’ll realize that it is much easier, faster, and hassle-free than deep-frying them on your stove.
Let’s begin with the recipe.
What You Will Need:
For the classic buffalo marinade
- ⅓ cup of hot sauce
- ¼ cup of butter (melted)
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
For the grilling
- An electric chicken griller
- 4 kg of chicken wings
- Your choice of cooking oil
And that’s it!
Step # 1: Prepare A Flavorful Buffalo Marinade To Flavor Your Chicken Wings
Now, this is an essential part of the recipe. If you do not get your flavors right in the marinade, you could potentially ruin the entire batch of chicken wings. Fortunately, this step is so easy that even an amateur could get it perfect in the first attempt!
All you need to do in this attempt is to combine all of the ingredients in the quantities mentioned in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Here, you might want to taste the marinade and adjust the flavor according to your preference.
Step # 2: Coat The Chicken Wings In The Marinade And Let Them Rest
Toss your wings in a ziplock freezer bag and pour over the prepared marinade on top. Tightly seal the bag close so that none of the marinades will leak out and make a mess.
Using a ziplock bag allows you to give the package a light shake after and ensure each chicken wing is thoroughly drenched in the buffalo marinade. Allow your bag of chicken wings to rest in the fridge for 4 to 24 hours – the longer, the better!
Step # 3: Heat Up Your Grill To A Medium High Level
When you are ready to cook your chicken wings on electric grill, make sure that you switch it on about 15 minutes prior to grilling. This allows the electric grill to preheat and maintain a steady temperature throughout the cooking. Skipping this step will result in unevenly cooked wings, and we certainly can not have that!
In fifteen minutes, your electric grill would have heated up to medium high level (about 204 degree celsius).
Step # 4: Grease Up Your Cooking Surface
Before your grill gets too hot, remember to grease up the cooking surface. You can use any cooking oil – or even butter – for this purpose.
Oiling up the grill will prevent the wings from sticking to the cooking surface, which would have created an enormous mess and make the cleanup super tricky.
Step # 5: Carefully Place The Wings Over The Cooking Surface
Once your grill is all greased up and hot, it is ready to receive those delicious marinated chicken wings that had been sitting in your fridge.
In this step, make sure that you take full advantage of the available cooking surface. Spread your wings out evenly all over the grill so that they are easier to flip and also cook evenly from the inside.
Step # 6: Evenly Cook The Wings On Each Side
Now, see the wings develop color as they cook. For best results, flip them over every five minutes to ensure they do not burn on one side. It will take approximately 20 minutes to cook one batch of chicken wings perfectly.
Step # 7: Examine The Wings Closely To See They Are Not Undercooked
After the 20 minutes have passed, do not take the wings directly off the grill. Instead, first, examine them carefully to see if any of them are still a bit raw. You can do this by two methods.
The first method is to cut up a wing right on the grill and look at the color on the inside. If they still have a tinge of pink, leave them on the grill for a further few minutes.
Another way of making sure that your chicken wings have cooked to perfection is by using a meat thermometer. If the internal temperature of the wings has reached 165 degrees, your chicken wings are thoroughly cooked.
Step # 8: Take The Chicken Wings Off The Grill And Serve
Finally, you can take your finger-licking chicken wings off the grill and serve! These juicy, spicy wings are something that you will be requested to make time and time again by everyone who tries them.
Wrapping It Up
Cooking chicken wings on electric grill is much healthier; it is also way simpler and more fun than deep-frying them over your stove. As you saw here, it can be done within 8 effortless steps without having to worry about all the trans fats you would be consuming.