As if the Honey Butter and Horseradish weren’t enough deliciousness for these grilled wings, we add a parsley puree to finish. Making this one special grilled chicken wing recipe that you must try soon.
Don’t you love Summer and eating large chunks of food with your hands? Ribs, burgers, watermelon…corn on the cob…and really, aren’t our hands more practical and convenient than utensils?
All Winter long we perform balancing acts with tiny forks and spoons…poking and scooping small bites. And, experts believe that when we touch our food before putting it into our mouths millions of nerve endings on the tips of our fingers are getting a temperature and texture reading that is immediately sent to the stomach, warning it that nourishment is on it’s way.
Those nerve endings will jump with excitement when they feel these Honey Buttered Grilled Chicken Wings with Parsley Sauce.
During grilling, the wing pieces and drumettes are basted with a buttery glaze of horseradish and honey. After first bite, those fingers will suggest that you dip that wing into the vibrant garlic-spiced parsley sauce waiting nearby.
A great Summer hand held treat.
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Honey Butter Grilled Chicken Wings with Parsley Sauce
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 cloves small garlic finely chopped or grated
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 2 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley plus 1 cup packed parsley leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing
- 20 chicken wings separated into wings and drumettes
- In a microwave safe bowl, gently melt the butter. When melted, stir in half of the garlic, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, the honey, horseradish and chopped parsley. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- In a small saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the parsley leaves until bright green, about 1 minute. Drain and cool under running water. In a blender, puree the parsley with 2 tablespoons of water and the remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice until nearly smooth. With the machine on, gradually add the 1/3 cup of oil until incorporated. Season the parsley sauce with salt and pepper.
- Light a grill. Brush the chicken wing pieces with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and just cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. For the last 10 minutes baste the chicken with the honey butter as you grill and turn. Transfer the chicken to a platter or plates and serve with the parsley sauce.
Honey Butter Grilled Chicken Wings with Parsley Sauce …They’re what’s for Dinner.
Elaina Newton says
Pizza is nowhere near as fun when eating with a knife & fork. Your wings look fabulous by the way. Do they have a spicy (clearing-your-nose-out) kick from the horseradish? I hope so!
Lea Ann Brown says
I really like horseradish and usually try not to over do. No eye watering for me. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping in and the comment.
Kloe's Kitchen says
Yum! We love chicken and we found a chicken discount store. It sells chicken at an unreal place. This is a new recipe to try with all of that chicken we stocked up on!!! YAY!
Lea Ann Brown says
Lucky you on that price point find. Always a good thing. Happy grilling.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
what an awesome idea.. never would have thought to pair horseradish with chicken. definitely an idea i will be taking to my kitchen. thanks for sharing!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
YES! I do love summer. And I do love eating food with my hands—-thinking of a couple of ears of corn that I have ear marked—–pun intended—–for consumption tonight. I also love chicken wings and just reminded myself that its been a long long time since I have had them. I need to remedy that. Very good ‘goo’ that you suggested for them.
Abbe@This is How I Cook says
Love this marinade, Lea Ann, but I have to admit that I am not a wing person! However, I would happily use this on the other parts of the chicken! I am kind of a knife and fork girl, but I do eat pizza with my hands unless it is deep dish!
Great sounding wings Lea Ann. I love food that can be hand held. You are right; it tastes better and satisfies some primitive instinct. Love all of your flavors.