These chimichurri chicken wings are amazing! Crispy wings, served with an awesome cilantro chimichurri sauce to give them the fresh kick your summer get togethers deserve. They can be made in the oven, but I’ll say, they’re just PERFECT for the grill. No marinading needed, and everything is ready in about 30 minutes.
Why I love this chicken wings recipe
I love chicken wings, period. They’re a cheap and delicious way to feed a crowd and my favorite thing about this particular recipe is how insanely EASY it is to make. In fact, this is my go-to recipe when I feel like I don’t want to cook anything! It’s that simple.
These wings are great just by themselves, but party wings really are better with a sauce! There are plenty of unique wing sauces that I love, but my love for cilantro runs deep, so this cilantro chimichurri sauce is probably my favorite.
I hope you love this easy, almost lazy, recipe as much as I do!
Tips on how to make cilantro chimichurri wings
1 – Make the sauce – If I don’t already have some leftover, I first make the cilantro chimichurri sauce. The chimi needs about 20 mins right out of the blender to rest up, which is pretty much all the time we need to get the wings grilled.
The full cilantro chimichurri recipe is here. And the great news is, all you need to do is throw all the ingredients in a blender buzz, buzz, buzz, and call it a day.
2 – Season the wings – After the cilantro chimichurri is made, set it aside, and just simply season the wings with coarse salt, like the one used on Brazilian barbecues, a touch of black pepper and some olive oil to help them crisp on the grill. Toss it all together, and place the wings on the grill until they’re crispy. About 10 mins on each side.
Here’s the MASTER tip!
This is a Brazilian bbq trick we learn, when we’re first learning how to bbq. When grilling with coarse salt, make sure to gently “hit” the wings on the grill at each turn, so some of that coarse salt falls off. If all the coarse salt sits on the wings throughout the entire cooking process, they can make the wings too salty.
When the wings are grilled, just serve them with the cilantro chimichurri on top and with some cold beers!
Other recipes great for entertaining:
Other Chicken Wings Recipes:
- 3 lbs party wings
- 1 tbsp coarse salt for grilling
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup cilantro chimichurri for serving
- preheat grill (or oven) to 350F
- season the wings with the salt, pepper, and olive oil
- grill approximately 10 mins on each side until they are crispy
- serve with cilantro chimichurri