Grilled Hot Honey Wings
America is obsessed with hot honey. It’s a fact. Just take a quick gander at Google Trends and see the hunger for sticky, sweet heat grow.
We hear ya loud and clear, folks. Morning Buzz takes everything that you want and sticks it in a convenient shaker, ready to sprinkle on anything you desire.
Today, we desire grilled chicken wings, tossed in a buttery, hot honey sauce.
Grilled Chicken Wings with Hot Honey Sauce
Honey, is a sugar. Sugar does not like direct heat. It tends to burn quickly, so the name of the game here is indirect cooking. A two-zone grilling setup (coals on one side, food on the other) will ensure the wings render a crispy, golden brown skin and not burn.
You’re probably thinking, hey — that’s kinda like how an oven works! You are correct. You can bake these instead, at the same target temperature and time
3-5 pounds of chicken wings, whole or cut into flats and drumettes
Morning Buzz Hot Honey Rub
1 stick unsalted butter (optionally clarified)
¼ cup honey
¼ cup hot sauce, like Choula
Chives, for topping
With paper towels, pat the wings dry.
Generously season dry wings with Morning Buzz.
Over indirect heat, place the seasoned wings on the grill and cook for 45 minutes at 400°F. Check for hot spots and move wings around if some are not cooking predictably. Flip wings halfway through and pull when skin is a crisp, golden brown.
While the wings are cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in hot sauce, honey and 1 teaspoon of Morning Buzz. Reduce sauce for about 5 minutes on low heat. Set aside.
When the wings are finished cooking, place them in a large mixing bowl and toss with the hot honey sauce.
Serve immediately with chives sprinkled on top.