Wings are fantastic, no matter the occasion. We love to prepare 3-4 different varieties so our guests can taste test each variety and chow down on their favorites. One of the wing recipes we never leave off our sampler platter are these Teriyaki Wings. A simple make-ahead marinade ensures these wings cook up quickly and look beautiful. Salty and sweet, these wings always top the list of fan favorites and we're sure you'll love them too!
Prep Time: 10 minutes, Plus 6+ hours marinating time
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Recommended Pelelts: Apple or Cherry
2-1/2 pounds large chicken wings
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
2 scallions (green onions), trimmed, white and green parts thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 nickel-sized pieces of fresh ginger, smashed
Vegetable oil for oiling the grill grate
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted in a dry nonstick skillet
With a sharp knife, cut the wings into three pieces through the joints. Discard the wing tips, or save for chicken stock. Transfer the remaining “drumettes” and “flats” to a large resealable plastic bag or a bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, vinegar, scallions, garlic, sesame oil, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Let cool completely, then pour over the chicken wings. Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
Drain the wings, discarding the marinade. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes. Oil the grill grate. Arrange the wings on the grill grate.
Cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the skin is brown and crisp and the meat is no longer pink at the bone. Turn once during the cooking time to prevent the wings from sticking to the grill grate.
Transfer to a platter or bowl and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. These will go fast at a party, so don’t hesitate to double the recipe. Enjoy!