Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots & Celery

Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots & Celery

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From: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

These grilled chicken wings get that wonderful mix of sweet and spicy flavors from honey and harissa. Most grills cook unevenly, so it's important to keep these wings moving around to ensure crispy skin without burning. Traditional chicken wing sides—carrots and celery—cook right alongside the chicken for a quick dinner on the grill.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound medium carrots (about 6), halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound medium stalks celery (about 6), halved lengthwise
  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon each honey and lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place carrots and celery on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the mixture. Toss to coat.
  3. Grill chicken, turning and moving the pieces around the grill every 2 minutes, until slightly charred on both sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone registers 165°F, 12 to 15 minutes total. Grill the vegetables directly on the grate, turning occasionally, until tender and slightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Combine harissa, butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon honey and ½ tablespoon lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Serve with the vegetables.
  • Tip: Harissa, a condiment made from roasted red peppers and chile peppers, hails from northern Africa. Look for ones labeled "paste" rather than "sauce," as the sauces can have added ingredients that tone down the smoky and spicy taste of the peppers.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 whole wings & 1 cup vegetables
  • Per serving: 504 calories; 30 g fat(9 g sat); 5 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 70 mcg folate; 212 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 17,457 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 96 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 508 mg sodium; 943 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (349% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4½ medium-fat protein, 2½ vegetable, 1½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

November 21, 2019
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By: Ally Sorrells
The smokey flavor from the grill can't be beat!
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