Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chicken Wings for 4th of July BBQ

4th of July weekend is coming up in the US.  For those of you that are not from the United States, 4th of July is the US Independence Day, it is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

The question is always what to server for the barbecues?  Folks always have hamburgers and hotdogs, but why not try something different?  Here are a few ideas from the past that I recommend:

Guacamole (instead of salsa)

Main Course:
Turkey Burger with Yogurt Sauce (instead of hamburgers)
Meatballs  using the meatball Grill Basket from Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Kugel (instead of macaroni and cheese)
Pizza Salad (instead of coleslaw)

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Cake

One of my favorites is Chicken Wings.  It is easy, good, and great finger food.

You can marinate chicken breast in here, but my favorite with this BBQ sauce is chicken wings.


Print Recipe

Chicken Wings with Barbecue Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes


1 lbs of chicken wings
½ cup chopped onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup ketchup (or tomato sauce)
½ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce (or Coconut Aminos for Paleo)
¼ cup dark brown sugar (remove for Paleo)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (see below for Paleo)

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp coconut aminos
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients and store in the refrigerator.


Mix all the ingredients together and add the chicken wings to the BBQ sauce.  If you want it spicier you can always add more cayenne pepper. You can leave the chicken wings in the sauce overnight or do it the same day, I prefer overnight.

Once you are ready heat up the grill and just lay them on there for a few minutes on each side.

Adapted from: The new basic Cookbook


What are you doing for the 4th of July?

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    Jeanne — June 30, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    I have recently discovered I have not one but TWO friends who don’t like guac. Heathens!

    I think we’ll do some scallops two ways – wrapped in ham or bacon and grilled and then a bay scallop ceviche.

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    Splendid Willow — July 1, 2010 @ 1:02 am

    All of it, please! As long as I don’t need to cook.

    It was great seeing you and hubby today in your gorgeous new home. Can’t wait for many dinner parties! (:

    Happy 4th my friend!

    ox, Mon

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    Lacey — July 1, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    These sounds so good! Thanks for posting!

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    Kristy — July 2, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    I am getting hungry just looking at all that yummy food. The 4th has honestly just snuck up on me! I had better figure out what I am taking to the pot luck with my family. I may get brave and try those chicken wings.

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