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Broiled chicken wings are easy to make at home and the high heat ensures you get a sweet and sticky lacquered-on sauce that no other cooking method can replicate. Plus, with the large variety of Meijer-brand wing and BBQ sauces available, there is no shortage of exciting new flavors to try!
Broiled Chicken Wings
Broiling is a high heat cooking method that is perfect for chicken wings. The intense heat helps to crisp the skin while the meat underneath comes to temperature. The added bonus of broiling your wings is once you sauce the wings, you can place them back under the broiler to thicken up the sauce and transform it into a sticky jam!
How to cut chicken wings
Most fresh wings are sold whole, requiring you to prep them yourself. They are easy to cut though. To do so, find the joint where the wing tip meets the flat and cut through it with a knife or kitchen shears, then find the joint where the flat meets the drumette and do the same. The wingtips can be discarded. Look for fresh wings in Meijer's meat department.
How to make them
Broiling chicken wings is quick and easy. After prepping the wings, place them on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking pan and broil them about 6" beneath the broiler for 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
You can set the wings directly on a rimmed baking pan if you don't have a wire rack, however, I find they don't stick to the rack as easily.
After broiling, toss the wings in your favorite sauce and serve, or return them to the broiler and broil the sauce into a jam. Either way tastes great!
Note: I tested coating the wings in oil to see if that crisped up the skin further, but couldn't taste any noticeable difference. However, the hot oil did cook the wings a bit faster.
Sauces for chicken wings
Traditionally, after cooking, wings are tossed in a buffalo sauce and served. However, the choice of sauce is a great way to customize the flavor to your particular tastes, and add some excitement to the same ol' appetizer.
Your local Meijer store has an exceptional selection of Meijer brand wing and BBQ sauce, which include some rather unique offerings. Sauces such as Mango Habanero, Pale Ale infused BBQ Sauce, and Garlic Parmesan are just a few of my favorites. Actually, I like the Garlic Parmesan sauce so much last night I added it to some pasta and served it for dinner!
Tip: Looking for an effortless dinner? Buy some popcorn chicken from Meijer's freezer department and toss it in your favorite wing sauce after baking and you have easy-peazy boneless buffalo wings!
Broiled Chicken Wings
- 2 pounds chicken wings (cut into flats and drumettes)
- 1 ½ cups Wing or BBQ sauce
- Set broiler to high heat.
- Place chicken wings on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking pan.
- Place wings 6" under the broiler and cook for 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Toss with your favorite wing sauce or BBQ sauce in a large bowl.
- Place sauced wings back on the wire rack and return to the position under the broiler and cook for an addition 2 minutes, or until sauce thickens and wings threaten to burn.*
- Remove from the broiler, let cool briefly, and serve.