Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Grilled Cajun Chicken Wings

I think I have mentioned this before, possibly multiple times, but I LOVE to grill out. I always use charcoal, it gives whatever you grill such a fantastic flavor.



My parents always grilled out in the summer too (they still do.) One of my favorite things that they grilled when I was growing up was Cajun Chicken Wings. 

The seasoning they used was made by McCormick, which they don't make anymore- it was called "Creole" seasoning. I wish they still made it. I'm sure that I would find that it tastes like any other cajun/creole seasoning you can buy in the store but my memory tells me otherwise.

I remember when I was 12 or 13 coming home from school and wanting wings. My parents were still at work so I just pulled some wings out of the freezer, threw them on a baking sheet and covered them in cajun seasoning and stuck them in the oven and hoped for the best. They actually turned out good! Hows that for an afternoon snack!? Other kids were playing sports and eating lunchables and what not and I was just whipping up some chicken wings.

Any who, there's nothing fancy about how I make these wings. Load them up with whatever cajun seasoning you have on hand, or make your own. 

It would be really fantastic if I could figure out how to separate the wing parts but at the time of this blog post, it still frustrates the ever living sh*t out of me that I can't do it. I blame it on my knives.

But I guess the best part is, you can still grill these guys attached together. They just take a little longer to cook through- but I leave my wings on the grill for an extra long time because I like them CRISPY!

Keep Reading for the Recipe!





-Ingredients-



Package of Fresh Chicken Wings (I bought about 5 lbs- attached)- you can also just buy the drumettes!
Cooking Spray
Cajun Seasoning

-Directions- 
1. Heat your grill to medium heat. If using charcoals, this took about 30 minutes. But you know your grill better than I do!
2. Meanwhile, spread your wings out on a baking sheet. Separate them, if you can. If not, just cut off the tips. If you can't do that either, it's ok, leave em on.
3. Spray both sides of the wings with cooking spray, and sprinkle liberally with seasoning.
4. Once the grill is ready, throw your wings on. Grill about 20 minutes, flipping occasionally, until cooked through.
5. I left mine on probably for an additional 20 minutes because we like them well done. I just closed the lid and the dampers so the flame wouldn't kill them and just let them smoke and crisp up. At the end of cooking I opened the lid back up and the dampers, moved the wings around based on which ones needed some extra loving and left them on that way for the last 10 minutes or so.

Enjoy with some homemade ranch or blue cheese and celery! YUM.


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