Cluck-Cluck: Low Carb Chicken Dishes

Smokey, Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese

There are just some things that go really well together.

Smokey, BBQ chicken wings + blue cheese is one of those winner combos – thanks America!

On our recent visit to the US, we totally fell in love with this killer combo: barbecue chicken wings with blue cheese dipping sauce… HEAVEN!

The wings we got in the States were about 10x bigger than our local ones, but hey…

Anyways, here is my version {low carb of course!}, using drumsticks and thighs, but you can totally use any chicken pieces or just the wings!


[recipe title=”Smokey, Sticky Chicken with Blue Cheese” servings=”8″ difficulty=”easy”]

*You will need at least 9 hours of prep time, or brine the chicken overnight

You will need:

1.5 kg chicken wings
2 litres Salmuera marinade for brining
Start by brining the chicken with the above ingredients – this is the best kept secret to soft, succulent and super flavourful chicken!!

Brine for 6 hours or, ideally, overnight.
Remove from the liquid and pat dry.
Next, marinate the chicken for 3 hours with the ingredients listed below:

1 cup pureed Rosa tomatoes
1 tsp Smokey BBQ Grind from Woolworths
1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. olive oil
Blitz everything in a blender.
Place the chicken, along with the marinade into a plastic bag, remove the excess air and seal. Let it marinade at room temp for 2-3 hrs.

Grill the chicken on your choice of barbecue / braai, at a lower temp {about 160C} for half an hour, turning it every 10 minutes until it’s cooked through, yet still succulent, and golden brown on the outside. {Use the remaining marinade to baste the chicken whilst cooking.}

2 tbsp. Mascarpone cheese
100g blue cheese
Large pinch of salt
Pinch of Cayenne pepper
Pinch of ground black pepper
1/2 a cup of cream

Blend it all together with your stick blender – voila, you have your blue cheese dressing!


Another perfect dish for a relaxed night in or a casual sunset dinner.

Serve with an assortment of baby salad leaves, simply drizzled with a good quality olive oil and ground salt a serviette and finger bowls!

BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce {Sugar-Free, Paleo, LCHF}


This is definitely something that’s best eaten with your hands!
Relish the smokey, charred, slightly sticky and tangy flavour of the chicken, dipped in the cool, creamy blue cheese dressing…

Total bliss – enjoy! X

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