Looking for a way to add some heat to your game day menu? Our 5-Alarm Chicken Wing Skewers are the answer. These spicy skewers are loaded with flavour, thanks to a combination of jalapeño, habanero, horseradish, hot pepper flakes, cayenne powder, and black pepper. And the 5-Alarm Sauce, made with aged cayenne hot sauce and melted butter, takes the heat to the next level. Simply grill the skewers until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165°F, then brush on the sauce and grill for an extra 1 to 2 minutes per side. Trust us, these spicy skewers will be the star of your next barbecue.
- 12 Whole chicken wings
- Barbecue seasoning, store-bought or homemade
- 1 Jalapeño, stem removed
- 1 Habanero, stem removed
- ¼ White onion
- 1 Clove garlic, crushed
- 3 tbsp - Prepared horseradish
- 2 tbsp - Hot pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp - Cayenne powder
- 1 tbsp - Ground black pepper
- ½ cup - (1 stick) Salted butter, melted
- 2 cup - Aged cayenne hot sauce
- Set your Memphis Grill to 250°F in indirect flame with the indirect insert. We recommend using apple or cherry wood pellets.
- Stretch a whole chicken wing so that the 3 sections are in a straight line. Insert a skewer into the end of the drumette, then cross the flat to reach the tip.
- Season chicken wings on both sides with barbecue seasoning.
- Place wings in your grill and close the lid. Cook until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165°F, about 45 minutes.
- While the chicken wings cook, combine all the ingredients for the 5-Alarm Sauce in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
- Remove chicken wings from the grill and brush with the 5-Alarm Sauce.
- Swap your Memphis Grill’s indirect insert for the direct flame insert. With the lid open, select direct flame mode and set flame level to Low.
- Grill chicken wings for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Light smoke: From the slow grilling on apple or cherry wood pellets, and the barbecue seasoning coating the chicken wings, creating a light smoke flavor.
- Piquant Capsicum Heat: From the jalapeño and habanero peppers, providing a bright, fiery zest that cuts through the smoky barbecue base.
- Subtle Horseradish Notes: From the prepared horseradish, injecting a sharp, peppery note into the overall taste.
- Complex, Layered Spiciness: From the combination of hot pepper flakes, cayenne powder, and black pepper, building on the heat from the peppers and adding a multifaceted spicy dimension.
- Rich, Buttery Undertone: From the salted butter mixed into the 5-Alarm Sauce, balancing the heat with a slightly creamy, savory touch.
- Crispy, Charred Surface: From the direct grilling on low flame after the application of the 5-Alarm Sauce, producing a slight crunch in each bite.
- Tender, Moist Meat: From the slow, indirect grilling at a low temperature, resulting in juicy, succulent chicken beneath the crisp exterior.
- Smooth, Creamy Sauce: From the blended 5-Alarm Sauce ingredients, coating the chicken wings in a viscous layer of fiery flavor.
- Lightly Chewy Skin: From the slow grilling, creating a pleasing contrast with the tender chicken meat and the crispy, charred exterior.