Chicken Wings are one of my favourite foods to cook on the BBQ. They are cheap, quick and easy to cook, can be flavoured to suit your own personal taste, and if cooked well can be a real crowd pleaser.
I kindly got sent some rubs and sauces to try from The Smokey Carter. Some of them would have been fantastic for The World Cup of BBQ cooks I did recently, so I will be trying some of them re-cooking the dishes.
I use the BBQ Vortex to do my Chicken Wings. It helps to really crisp up the skin, and these Mexican Lime and Jalapeño Chicken Wings were no exception. My wife actually described them as being like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), which was meant as a compliment!
This Mexican Lime and Jalapeño rub provides a lovely kick to the wings. The lime added to the marinade takes a little of the heat off, but you do get left with a lovely tingle in your mouth. Squeezing some lime juice over the wings after cooking would also help reduce the heat a little.
Mexican Lime and Jalapeño Chicken Wings
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time45 min
- Total Time55 min
For the Mexican Lime and Jalapeño Chicken Wings
- 5 Chicken Wings
- 2 Tablespoons of Smokey Carter Mexican Jalapeño & Lime Rub
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Rind from 1 Lime
- Juice from 1 Lime
Start by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and combine by stirring together. Add the chicken and mix well. I didn’t worry about cutting the wings to make separate drumettes and wingettes / flats.
Add to the fridge and marinate for at least 8 hours. I actually did these for 24 hours. I really like to marinate meat for as long as I can to try to infuse the meat with the flavour. I also find it really helps when cooking the meat, especially if cooking directly. Take out the fridge at least 1 hour before you want to cook them.
Light your coals and when ready pour them into the vortex (if you are using). Add the chicken wings and sprinkle over a little more of the Mexican Jalapeño & Lime Rub.
Cook for 15 minutes, then rotate the BBQ lid 90 degrees. Repeat this three times so you cook the wings for 45 minutes and rotate the lid 180 degrees. Remove the wings and plate up. As an option, you could squeeze a little lime juice over the chicken.