In our family we don’t wait for Superbowl Sunday to feast on chicken wings. We eat them throughout the year, often.
In fact, I have an enormous file folder filled with recipes, maybe almost as many recipes for wings as for banana bread (and as everyone who reads this blog knows, I have a lot of recipes for banana bread!).
Here’s one of the latest versions. Eat anytime. Don’t wait.
Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings
2 pounds chicken wings, separated into pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped chives or scallion
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste
Preheat an outdoor grill or oven broiler. Wash and dry the wings and cut them into separate pieces. Brush with olive oil and grill, turning once, for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. While the wings are cooking, mix the maple syrup, mustard, chives, cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt to taste until well blended. Brush this glaze on the wings and cook for another 10-12 minutes, turning the wings occasionally and brushing with remaining glaze, until crispy and fully cooked.
Makes about 24