11 Oct2011

Barbecued chicken wings. Heaven. What is it about the burned bits, the chewy stretchy skin with fat, the tender section of that middle part of the wing that makes it so addictive? I love barbecued chicken wings. In college, on a limited budget, I ate them two or three times a week out of necessity as they were the cheapest cut of chicken in the grocery. For several years after that, I avoided them when I could afford to eat what I wanted. But the love affair with chicken wings was rekindled, and there is no looking back!

This batch was whipped up on a moment’s notice. We needed to test a renovated barbecue at the office, so I purchased roughly 50 chicken wings for our office lunch, quick marinated them in soy sauce, kalamansi juice, garlic and cracked black pepper and set them on the grill which had a direct and indirect heat section, to sear and add the classic barbecue markings (think carcinogens!) and the indirect heat to make sure the chicken was cooked through without burning too much. Baste a few times with marinating liquid. The results? Just look at them! I could eat six of these with my hands… dip them in vinegar, or chili sauce, or even ketchup! Lots of rice please! Sneak some pickled green mangoes from the commissary refrigerators… Sometimes, simple is brilliant. :)



  1. Jeff says:


    Thinking about eating chicken bbq for lunch! Thanks MM!

    Oct 11, 2011 | 7:42 am


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  3. Divine G. says:

    Chicken wings is DA BEST……it has a little bit of everything the meat, the skin, those things in the joint etc.,etc. etc…That is why I don’t like the breast it is boring for me….

    Oct 11, 2011 | 7:56 am

  4. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    I am starving:) Now the wings are the most expensive part of the chicken to buy here in US!!Thank’s:(:( to the popularity of Buffalo wings. I don’t like the breast , no one eats it at our home except our Turkish Angora . Now i got to go & buy some and make some BBQ wings!! your way.Yummm!!

    Oct 11, 2011 | 9:13 am

  5. Mimi says:

    (Singapore) We live in a building so ‘inihaw’ of any kind is special. We take charcoal grilled foods for granted in the Philippines because you can ‘ihaw’ anytime, anywhere and most street corners have bbq for sale. But here you have to book/reserve the bbq pit in advance for a specific time slot and pay a clean-up fee. Before we knew better, we ‘ihaw’ on our balcony and the upstairs neighbours knocked on our door to complain!

    Oct 11, 2011 | 10:08 am

  6. titabuds says:

    There is no way one can eat bbqd chicken wings elegantly. Every bit of flesh to the crunchy tips must be devoured. ;)

    Oct 11, 2011 | 10:42 am

  7. Manny says:

    Now am hungry! Chicken wings are the tastiest of all parts. Now if only you would allow me to get my hands on these…

    Oct 11, 2011 | 10:43 am

  8. Papa Ethan says:

    I’m the “wingman” in our family whenever chicken is served. =)

    Those cast iron grilles look great. May I know where you got them?

    Oct 11, 2011 | 11:18 am

  9. Marketman says:

    Papa Ethan, they were purchased at a firm called “Cebu Metal” that supplies them to restaurants and other commercial establishments. They were roughly PHP1,400+ EACH panel when we got them several years ago… but they are incredibly thick, heavy, durable and do the trick, again and again.

    Oct 11, 2011 | 11:35 am

  10. millet says:

    am a wings girl through and through!

    Oct 11, 2011 | 12:36 pm

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    Oct 11, 2011 | 7:09 pm

  12. joanie says:

    Yum! That reminds me of bbq chicken wing from Bully Hill Restaurant in upstate NY.

    Oct 12, 2011 | 6:03 am

  13. la emperor says:

    I have similar cast iron grills for our BBQ set and I love it. They are just a pain to clean especially when the marinade caramelize. Wifey enjoys cleaning them though…hehehe ;-)

    Oct 13, 2011 | 12:34 am


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