Grilled Lemon-Marinated Chicken Wings

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  • 24 chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1–2 tbsp lemon grass stalks, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • pinch of five-spice powder
  • 2 star anise
  • 3–4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • ½ tsp Szechuan peppercorns or freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil


Put the chicken wings in a large bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients together, and pour over the chicken, turning to coat thoroughly. Cover, refrigerate and leave overnight. When ready to grill the meat, drain the pieces, letting the marinade drip back. Grill the chicken wings, brushing with the marinade from time to time.

Remove and pile on a platter. Boil the marinade for 3–4 minutes, and serve with the chicken.