Australian Beer-Barbecued Wings

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe from "The Barbecue Bible", by Steven Raichlen. Haven't tried this yet, but wanted to save it with my recipes, as my family loves wings. Time does not include 4 hour marinading time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the wings under cold running water, then drain and blot dry with paper towels. Make 2 or 3 deep slashes, to the bone, in the meaty part of each wing. Place the chicken in large nonreactive bowl and then stir in next 6 ingredients. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 4 hours, turning the wings occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the barbecue sauce. Heat oil in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and hot pepper flakes and saute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the onion and garlic are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer the sauce gently until thick and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and measure out about 1 cup. Set it aside for serving.
  3. Preheat the gril to medium-high.
  4. When ready tto cook, oil the grill grate. Drain the wings and arrange them on the hot grate, pulling them open to expose as much skin as possible to the flames. Grill, turning several times with tongs, until the thicker wing sections are no longer pink near the bone, 12 to 16 minutes in all. Start brushing the wings with sauce the last 5 minutes, then transfer to a platter and brush with sauce again.
  5. Serve accompanied by the reserved sauce.
Most Helpful

These are awesome wings! The combination of the marinade AND basting sauce was wonderful and complemented one another very well. My family gobbled these wings right down. Thank you mate! Made for ZWT8 Australia/NZ

LifeIsGood August 11, 2012

I found this recipe for DH because he could live happily only eating wings. Since I am not fond of them he bought 3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts for me. We didnt have a lemon so he used bottled juice, the Foster's beer, doubled the garlic, and only a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. We loved this sauce on the chicken and want to try it on thick boneless pork chops. Made and reviewed for ZWT8 - 2010.

lauralie41 August 09, 2012

Outstanding recipe! I made this exactly as posted, using Foster's Lager, except I didn't have peanut oil, so I used macadamia nut oil instead. Both the marinade and the sauce went together pretty quickly. I marinated the wings for about 5 hours, which really allowed the seasonings to penetrate. I also would definitely make this barbecue sauce again for other uses. A big hit all around! Made for ZWT8.

JackieOhNo! August 04, 2012