Kent Whitaker is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He is the winner of the Emeril Live BBQ contest and winner of an American Authors Association Gold medal. Kent’s books are in bookstores nationwide and are available online. Kent lives in Chattanooga with his wife, son and two crazy dogs. Visit him online at www.thedeckchef.com or twitter @thekentwhitaker .
Zesty Cheater Wings – Simple ingredients for a ZESTY taste. So why do I call them “Cheater Wings” Because this recipe is so easy it’s almost like cheating. Put a twist on chicken marinated in Italian dressing with a few quick and easy ingredient additions.
This recipe is actually one of the first recipes I added to my website, www.thedeckchef.com, way back in 2005! I even included a version in my new book titled Great American Grilling. It’s gone through a few tweaks but the concept is the same! Simple, a few ingredients, grill, and eat. You can’t beat that.
The Good news is that this week we celebrate NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY! So, grab some wings, fire up the grill, and get ready for some Zesty Cheater Wings!
Kent’s Zesty Cheater Wings.
12 to 24 mini wings and drums
Zesty Italian dressing
Minced green pepper
Marinate the chicken in equal parts of Italian dressing and barbecue sauce. Toss in some hot sauce and spoon in a few tablespoons of minced peppers, onions and some dried parsley flakes. Cover, chill for a couple of hours and grill until juices run clear.
My only tip is that if you have time for an overnight soak then take advantage of it – or at least for several hours before tossing these wings on the grill! HAPPY NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY!!