Editor's Note: No can say no to a plate of zesty, flavorful chicken wings, and these Rockin' Wings are no exception. This easy chicken wing recipe features a delicious marinade made from yogurt, beer, lime juice, and several showstopping herbs, one of which might surprise you! Once you grill up these wings, no one will able to resist eating one...or several!
Makes12 appetizer servings
Cooking MethodBaking, Grilling
Total Timea day or more
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCocktail Party, Game Day
Recipe CourseAppetizer, Hors D'oeuvre
- 4 lb chicken wings
- 3 cups plain yogurt
- 3 oz beer
- 4 limes
- 1 1/2" ginger root—coarsely chopped
- 2 t dried thyme
- 1 t dried lavender (yes!)
- 1 t black pepper
- 3/4 t sea salt
- 1 1/2 T sesame oil
Rinse and poke holes into the wings with a sharp knife, so marinade penetrates the flesh of the chicken. Juice 2 limes and mix with remaining ingredients, except the oil. Marinate refrigerated for 1-3 days, stirring the mixture occasionally.
Grill over indirect BBQ flame or oil a preheated, baking sheet and oven roasting wings at 475º. Flip wings after 30 minutes. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Serve with remaining limes cut into wedges and celery sticks.
It's okay to brush additional sauce on the wings as they cook, but not after the halfway point because the bacteria from the raw chicken is also in the sauce. Be sure to allow ample time for it to burn away to be safe to eat. Dispose of leftover marinade and serve with clean utensils.
Marlon Braccia 2010