Honey-Sesame Chicken Wings
Makes 4 Servings
September is National Honey Month! So let’s celebrate this amazing food with this simple grilled recipe. Shout out to the Bees who make this delicious, sweet treat! Love and treat your bees well and support local beekeepers by buying the best quality honey out there. Raw honey is honey in its purest form and the honey from which you’ll find the most health benefits. Honey is loaded with antioxidants and can help fight infections such as sore throats and some digestive problems. Did you know that in Ancient Egypt it was used as a topical ointment for burns and wounds? While honey is still a sugar, it can be a great replacement for sugar for an added bonus of some nutrients in your morning cup of Joe or tea!
¼ cup raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
2 tablespoons melted unsalted grass-fed butter
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 ¼ pounds wings and drummettes
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat grill to 350°
In a large bowl, whisk together honey, coconut aminos, butter, hot sauce, garlic, and ginger until combined. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a small bowl and reserve.
Sprinkle wings and drummettes with salt and pepper. Place on grill cook for about 5 minutes covered, using the reserved smaller portion of the honey mixture, brush onto the chicken and then turn the chicken. Cover the grill, cook 3 minutes more, brush the chicken again and turn. Cook 3 minutes more or until a thermometer inserted reads 165°.
Remove from grill and place into a large bowl with remaining honey mixture and sesame seeds, tossing to coat. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately.