Source: Robyn Lindars, GrillGirl
This recipe combines the flavors of garlic, lemongrass, cilantro, and turmeric to make for a fragrant spice paste that is an awesome combination of smoked/grilled chicken wings. Simply pulse all the ingredients together in the food processor and then let the chicken wings marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Reserve a bit of the marinade for an extra flavor kick at the end right before serving. I made these on my Green Mountain Grill Pellet Smoker which adds a ton of smokey flavor with minimal fuss, for the ultimate combo of aromatic ingredients paired with smoke from the grill. These chicken wings were OUT OF THIS WORLD!
- Combine olive oil, lemongrass/or zest, cilantro, garlic, turmeric, sea salt and pepper in the food processor and pulse until uniformly mixed – you are looking to make a seasoning “paste”.
- Marinate the chicken wings for 30 minutes before putting on the grill. Reserve about 2 tbsp. of the marinade to drizzle before serving.
- Prepare your grill for medium direct heat at 350 degrees.
- Marinate the chicken wings for 30 minutes before putting on the grill. I used my Green Mountain Grill and set it to 375 degrees with the smoker holes wide open.
- Grill your wings, turning halfway during the process, for approximately 15-18 minutes OR until the internal temperature has reached 170 degrees with an internal read thermometer.
- Once you’ve reached 170 degrees, pull the wings off and drizzle with the remaining marinade.
- Prepare for out of this world flavor combinations! Enjoy!