Ladies and gentlemen, I need you to pray for us. I need you to pray that we don’t run out of food or money during the next several years of feeding the bottomless pit that has become my son. I’m not sure when it happened, or who flipped the switch that turned my sweet baby boy into an eating machine but I feel that there is no going back.
There haven’t been leftovers from any meal for weeks. I’m doing good to make sure that there is enough food for my husband to eat when he gets home from work. The dear boy of mine is eating enough food for a grown man. And he’s growing. Good heavens, is that kid growing! At the age of 9 (!) he can wear my shoes – which are not small- and has nearly outgrown every pair of pants we have in the house for him. Thankfully, it’s getting close to Summer and shorts season is upon us.
So, in order to feed this human vacuum cleaner of a child, my husband and I are doubling our efforts to put a meal on the table that can sustain all of us. And with the nice weather and the affordable price, grilled chicken wings are one of our favorite options. The kids are big fans of saucy wings and anything with barbeque sauce is an instant hit. Make a big pile of these for the hungry kids in your house and send any leftovers my way.
- 4-5 pounds chicken wings, tips removed
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ cup barbeque sauce
- ¼ cup apple juice
- Preheat your grill (or start your coals) for indirect cooking by keeping the heat source to one side of your grill.
- Meanwhile, lay the wings out on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine all of the spices (coriander through cayenne) and then sprinkle liberally all over the wings. Massage the seasoning into the meat and set aside while the grill preheats.
- To cook, place the wings(in batches if necessary) directly over the coals to sear and give the wings some color.3-4 minutes per side, then move the wings to the other side of the grill away from the direct heat. Cover with the lid and continue to cook until a thermometer reaches 160 degrees, about 20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the barbeque sauce and the apple juice and whisk together. Remove the wings from the grill into the bowl with the sauce and toss them together to coat. Return the wings to the grill for a few minutes to set the glaze. Remove the wings to a serving platter and enjoy!