Grilled True Lemon Wings

grilled True Lemon wings with salad and tomatoes on a plate

A lemony marinade, plus an extra coating of True Lemon sauce give these wings some unforgettable zest.


For the wings:
4 dozen chicken wings (or assorted wings and drumsticks)
4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
8 tsp True Lemon (from shaker) dissolved in 1 cup of water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme

For the brine:
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 packets of True Lemon
1 quart water

  1. For the brine: mix the salt, sugar, water, and True Lemon together.
  2. Put wings in a one gallon, resealable plastic bag along with the brine and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half. Discard brine.
  3. Prepare grill for indirect cooking, and grill wings turning occasionally so that they brown easily.
  4. While the wings are grilling, prepare the lemon sauce. On a cutting board, sprinkle a little salt on the minced garlic and mash together to form a paste.
  5. Heat the garlic and olive oil together in a sauce pan over low heat for a couple of minutes to allow the garlic to become very aromatic.
  6. Mix the oil and garlic with the True Lemon juice in a glass baking pan (or bowl) and set aside.
  7. When wings have about 15-20 minutes left (total grilling time should be an hour to an hour and a half), remove them from grill and roll them around in the lemon sauce.
  8. Return wings to grill for another 10 minutes, baste with more lemon sauce.
  9. When the wings are done cooking, coat them one last time with the leftover lemon sauce, and serve. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh thyme or rosemary herbs.