Rayz Hot Dry Rub and Spice Cave Wind on Chicken Tenders

Rayz “Hot Dry Rub” and The Spice Cave “Wind” on grilled chicken tenders were both winners. Watch our video to see how good they look and taste!

Dry Rubbed Chicken Tenders with Rayz Hot Dry Rub and The Spice Cave Wind seasoning

You’ve surely heard Guy Fieri say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner”? Yup. When it comes to simple grilled chicken tenders over some good charcoal, you can do almost anything to them!

In this case, we’re using two nice rubs from our shelves.

Rayz Hot Dry Rub

Ingredients: rosemary, honey, allspice, scallions, brown sugar, vinegar, peppers, molasses, garlic, onion, thyme, nutmeg, salt.

Rayz Hot Dry Rub is a dry rub seasoning based on their popular Rayz Jerk Jam product.

The heat level is: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – just shy of 2.5 on our heat scale. Very spicy but enjoyable by all.

The Spice Cave Wind

Ingredients: dehydrated vegetables, garlic, onions, parsley, himalayan pink salt, spices,
orange peel, chili pepper flakes.

Part of a 4 pack of spices from Kickstarter… The Spice Cave has quite a selection of spice rubs.

“Wind is an herbaceous blend for anything that flies.” So, we’re putting it on chicken.

Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – No heat to speak of. It’s basically an “everything bagel” type of seasoning. But delicious!

HERE’S THE VIDEO OF THE CHICKEN TENDERS

Where to Buy:

Visit RayzJerkJam.com for the Rayz Hot Dry Rub

Visit The Spice Cave for their spice offerings

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Brats and Grilled Veggies on REC TEC Mini Smoker

We grilled some brats and veggies on the REC TEC Mini Pellet Grill recently – and they turned out fantastic!

The key to this success lies in the recipe. The brats were simmered in two bottles of beer and some onions for about 2 hours.

Then we cranked the REC TEC Mini up to 500º and grilled for about 20 minutes.

Don’t overlook the buns – the Johnsonville Sausage Rolls were amazing and helped make this cook a big success.

Grilled Brats and Veggies on the REC TEC Mini Pellet Grill

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~brian and marilyn

Check out REC TEC Grills online.

Hot Wings Video Recipes

Wrapping up our Week of Wings 6 (yes, that’s 6 years of Week of Wings so far), we’re sharing some YouTube videos of grilled wings, smoked wings, and bbq wings that we find interesting, useful, and hopefully flavorful… but always interesting! Week of Wings 6 – Day 5

Peanut Butter Wings – from Micah of Grilling and Smoking

Micah does a Wings Wednesday series on YouTube. Always a good watch and usually a good recipe. Here is Micah’s take on Peanut Butter Wings.

… pretty good, maybe doctor it up for a little more spice… something completely different.

Like me, Micah is on a quest to find the best mustard based wings recipe… so if you have any suggestions, let us know!

Check out his other Wings Wednesdays and subscribe to Micah at https://www.youtube.com/user/GrillingAndSmoking


The Wolfe Pit – Grilled (Original) Buffalo Wings

In this cooking video The Wolfe Pit shows you how to grill Buffalo Wings using the Original Buffalo Wing recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York. If you like fried Buffalo Wings you will LOVE Grilled Buffalo Wings.

Be sure and visit and check out Larry’s other great recipes and videos at his blog:

http://wolfepit.blogspot.com/


Caribbean Style Hot Wings

Malcom Reed has a great and simple Caribbean style sauce on his grilled wings.


Sriracha Hot Wings Recipe – Baked

This entertaining little video from Tasted features a very simple baked wing Sriracha recipe. And it’s entertaining.


Final Thoughts: Of course there are hundreds thousands of wings videos online! Look around, do what you like. Experiment!

We hope you enjoyed our Week of Wings 6 series of posts, and if you try any of the recipes… well please let us know how they worked out for you.

Thank you for reading and subscribing! Please leave a Comment below or Contact us anytime!

~Brian and Marilyn


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: Hot Wings Video Recipes

Vortex grilled wings in a Weber Kettle

I’m geeking out today about a new grilling accessory called Vortex. Designed for use in any Kettle or Kamado style grill, the Vortex makes grilling super crispy wings easy! And of course it’s great for many other uses as you will see. This is Week of Wings 6 – Day 3.

Vortex – inDirect Heat grilling device

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This is the Small Vortex for Akorns, Med-Large Eggs, 18.5″ and 22.5″ Weber Kettles, and Kamado Joes

Overall rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Ranking right up there with cast iron grill grates, this simple cone produces great results! A 5 Star grilling product if I’ve ever seen one. A must have.

Vortex is a cone shaped device that allows for either direct heat or indirect heat in a controlled environment.

You build your charcoal fire in the middle of the Vortex, and with the help of the domed lid of your grill, you get a nice indirect heat zone around the perimeter of the grate.

Simply put, small end up is for indirect heat, and large end up is for direct heat. The uses can get more complicated and more versatile as you will see.

But for now, we’re looking for the perfect grilled crispy chicken wing!

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Great quality of build and the welded seams are tight.

The pic above is at a weird angle. The Vortex is not as tiny as it appears here, but I wanted to show off the nice welds, and quality of build of this all stainless steel device.

Hot Whang! and Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rubs

Hot Whang! and Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rubs.

We are grilling our wings today with Mad Hunky Brand Meat Seasonings Hot Whang! Chicken Rub. Yea, that’s a mouth full. And Rich Tirpak at MadHunkyMeats.com was kind enough to toss in a sample of Hot Ass Whang! Rub for us to try. (Read thru to the end to see how to get these rubs and many other seasonings for practically free shipping when you purchase a Vortex.)

closeup of hot whang versus hot ass whang rub - one is better.

One of these thangs is not like the other. Sort of close up of the rubs.

See what I did there? One of these thangs is better than the other. 🙂 While both rubs are top notch, we did have a favorite.

Vortex in place for indirect heat. Dead center of kettle on fire grate.

Vortex in place for indirect heat. Dead center of kettle on the fire grate.

Coals getting all hot and happy. This sucker will be a mini wing furnace soon.

Coals getting all hot and happy. This sucker will be a mini wing furnace soon.

We started our coals in a chimney and poured them into the Vortex. This little wing furnace will be cranking out the heat soon.

Wings rubbed with Hot Whang! rubs ready for the Vortex and Kettle

Wings rubbed with Hot Whang! ready for the Vortex and Kettle. Hot Whang! at top – Hot Ass Whang! at bottom.

That’s our obligatory pic of some fat wings ready to die go on the grill. There aren’t as many Hot Ass Whang! wings ‘cuz we was skeered!

Wings around perimeter - bone ends in. No need for flipping or turning.

Wings around perimeter – bone ends in. No need for flipping or turning.

Finally an action shot!

Arranging the wings around the Vortex, with bone ends in, allows the intense heat from the Vortex to circulate around the wings via the dome. There is no need to flip, turn, or just plain ol’ mess with the wings while they get all crispy and done.

You’ll notice our air temp probe is in place (shooting for 350 -375 degrees), and we use our ThermaPen to check the temps of the wings – Vortex or no Vortex, you don’t grill chicken without knowing the meat is at 165º or better when done.

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings

These wings were savory with a nice dry crunch to them. The heat level was disappointing – Hot Whang! was not. Mild heat lovers would be happy with it though. Hot Whang! has a delicious flavor, and as a dry rub seasoning, it really does shine. Just not enough for us. Average.

Finished Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub wings

Finished Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub wings

We only had one question about these Hot Ass Whang! wings… why didn’t we make more? Of the 3 versions here, these hot little wingies stole the show. While just a bit hotter than the original Hot Whang! rub… there was so much more flavor. More sweet, more heat, and more savory goodness.

Hot Ass Whang! Chicken Rub was the big winner here.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Medium to medium hot, these dry crunchy spicy wings are winners. Best dry rubbed wings so far this year!

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings wet and sticky style

Finished Hot Whang! Chicken Rub wings wet and sticky style

These wings are the original Hot Whang! Chicken Rub with the addition of spritzing on liquid to keep them moist and sticky.

It’s a great concept – 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar – spritzed on about 3 or 4 times during the cook. Once near the beginning, once or twice during the cook, and a final spritz at the end of the grilling session.

The method did make for some nice, wet and sticky wings… but we decided we liked the dry rubbed better. Sticky and tacky.

Vortex grilled dry rubbed chicken wings trio

Vortex grilled dry rubbed chicken wings trio

Clockwise from top: Hot Whang! Chicken Rub, Hot Ass Whang! rub, and Hot Whang! rub done wet style with the vinegar spray.

Final Thoughts:

The Vortex is available at http://madhunkymeats.com/

If you purchase a Vortex, there is a ton of space within the Vortex and box that Rich can fill with any rub you desire. Shop around on his site, pick out the rubs and seasonings and brines you’d like to try and he’ll fit them into the box with the Vortex and you’ll only pay for shipping the Vortex.

The Vortex is available in Small (our version), Medium for 22.5″ and 26.75″ Weber Kettles, XL Big Green Eggs, Big Joe (Kamado Joe), and Large for Ceramics Only – XL Big Green Egg, Big Joe (Kamado Joe), Primo cookers.

Tell Rich HotSauceDaily sent you!

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.


More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

Seven wing recipes to try this year

Wrapping up our Week of Wings 5 Series, we present some awesome looking wing recipes that we want try this year. Of course we’ll share our experiences with you.

Seven wing recipes that we’d love to try this year

week of wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 7. We’re wrapping up our Week of Wings 5 with a look at some recipes that just scream “Yes! Try me!”. You know the types… sexy wings, bathed in sauce or grilled to perfection. Great pictures that tempt you to cook them up and realize your pics will never be that good. 🙂

If you’ve stuck with us for the entire week, we thank you for reading. I’m sorry we neglected to have any grilled wings this year, but the weather has just not cooperated. Nevertheless… let’s check out these recipes together, and see if any of them become a favorite. Let us know if you try any of these.

Smokestacks Chicken Wings

These crisp-charred chicken wings are bathed in a spiced butter sauce.
Featuring 10 spices that almost everyone has in their cabinet, these grilled wings are a sight to behold. Charred with spicy butter, they look delicious!

smokestacks wing recipe

Smokestacks Wings

Best chicken wings I have ever made and I have cooked thousands over the last fifty years.

Recipe link: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Smokestacks-Chicken-Wings


Margarita Chicken Wings

Tangy, a little salty, and not too sweet. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes, plus at least 3 hours to marinate.
Just like the cocktail it’s named for, this easy marinade is a four-ingredient flavor explosion of tart, sweet, and salty all rolled up into one. Here it’s used to jazz up chicken wings, but it works wonders for flank steak, grilled pork, and chicken thighs too.

Margarita Wings Recipe

Margarita Wings Recipe

They had much so flavor, we all loved them, and they came out golden brown, like the picture.

Recipe link: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/margarita-chicken-wings-10000001634816/


Baked Brown Sugar Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Amazingly crisp wings baked to perfection served alongside an incredibly creamy dipping sauce that everyone will love.

brown sugar wings recipe

Baked Brown Sugar Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Just tried this the other night and it was fabulous! This is my absolute favorite wings recipe.

Recipe link: http://damndelicious.net/2012/05/29/baked-brown-sugar-chicken-wings-with-roasted-red-pepper/


Old Bay – Santa Maria Seasoning

Dougherty’s Wings – arguably the best chicken wings on the planet.
These grilled wings are seasoned with a Santa Maria seasoning and Old Bay Seasoning. They are basted with a mix of Foster’s Beer, brown sugar and Walkerswood (wet) jerk seasoning. A little complex, and a hard recipe to follow, but you Weber Kettle grillers should have no problem.

Santa Maria and Old Bay seasoned wings recipe

Santa Maria and Old Bay seasoned wings recipe

Recipe link: http://greenleafbbq.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/doughertys-wings-arguably-the-best-chicken-wings-on-the-planet/


Twice fried

While not just for wings, this recipe features twice fried chicken with a good looking sriracha honey sauce.

Twice fried chicken wings recipe with sriracha honey

Twice fried chicken recipe with sriracha honey

…the seasoning blend for the chicken is delicious! My husband wants it on cheeseburgers next! A huge hit. Don’t be afraid of this odd combo – it really works!

Recipe link: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/michael-symon/twice-fried-chicken-with-sriracha-honey.html


Honey Bourbon Sriracha Sauced Fried Grilled Chicken Wings

Heat from the gift of the food gods, Sriracha Sauce – Sweet from Honey – An Earthy bite from the Bourbon.
This is a great step-by-step recipe for what looks to be a delicious wing!

Honey bourbon sriracha fried grilled wings recipe

Honey bourbon sriracha fried grilled wings recipe

Recipe link: http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/2012/06/honey-bourbon-sriracha-sauced-fried.html


Bonus – One recipe and one Sauce review

How does Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings grab ya? Add to that, an incredible “all purpose” sauce review that we did on wings.
The Coal Black Wings make an astounding presentation (and delicious wings), and the Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce tied for our top product of 2013. So for all of our new readers, we finish our Week of Wings 5 with two of our very favorite wings recipes that we have cooked many times.

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with Sriracha: A particularly complex recipe that is well worth your time to make! Just take a look!

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with sriracha

Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings with sriracha

We’re especially proud of this recipe, as we put it together solely upon watching a TV show that featured it at a restaurant (details are in the original post).

Recipe link: http://hotsaucedaily.com/spicy-garlic-coal-black-wings-recipe/

Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce Wings Recipe: One of our favorite products of 2013, Chili Dan’s on wings is spectacularly delicious!

Chicken Wings with Chili Dan's All Purpose sauce

Amazing wings with Chili Dan’s sauce

This is one of those all purpose sauces that we fell in love with immediately. We just might keep a case of this on hand at all times. It’s that good.

Recipe link: http://hotsaucedaily.com/chili-dans-all-purpose-start-to-finish-sauce/

We hope you enjoyed reading through our Week of Wings 5 series of posts, and hopefully you got some great ideas of your own. Please share anything you discovered with us and our other readers by leaving a Comment below.


More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rubbed Wings
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddies Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

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