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Nov 1, 2013

Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings with Cucumber SaladRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

7 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 30 minutes | Marinating time: 20 to 30 minutes | Grilling time: 20 to 25 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 12 oz English cucumbers
  • 1 oz fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red onions
  • 3 scallions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 2.5 lb chicken wings

Oil and Spices

  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed
  • 1.5 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1.75 tbsp vegetable oil

Condiments

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha
  • .5 cups rice vinegar
  • .5 cups soy sauce

Other

  • .5 cups dark brown sugar

Ingredients

Glaze

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot chile-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2½ pounds chicken wings, wing tips removed

Salad

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Pour all but ⅓ cup of the glaze into a large resealable plastic bag. Place the wings in the bag with the glaze. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the glaze, and marinate at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Place the cucumber slices in a colander set over a bowl, toss evenly with the salt, and allow to stand for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. In a medium bowl whisk the rice vinegar, vegetable and sesame oils, ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce, pepper, and onion. Rinse and drain the cucumber, then pat dry. Transfer to the medium bowl with the salad dressing and toss to coat.

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the wings over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes, turning once or twice. Move the wings over indirect medium heat and continue grilling until the skin is dark brown and crisp and the meat is no longer pink at the bone, about 10 minutes more. Transfer the wings to the large bowl with the reserved ⅓ cup glaze and toss to coat. Serve the wings warm with the cucumber salad.

7 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Nov 2, 2013

john b

Sesame Chicken Wings

Great recipe and the ability to generate a shopping list makes heading to the store a snap!! :)

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Nov 4, 2013

Scott M

Needs more kick

Took these to a tailgating party and a couple folks said they really liked them. I thought they needed a lot more kick. If I made them again, I'd significantly increase the heat level; I'd probably go with a more traditional, vinegar-based hot sauce rather than the suggested sriracha sauce. Also, I marinated the wings about three hours, much longer than the recommended 30 minutes. I'd suggest doing it overnight since the flavors really didn't seem to have settled in. All in all, this was a fairly lackluster recipe, to me, compared to the usually stellar Weber recipes.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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