The weather in LA has been extremely hot the past couple of days. I didn’t want to heat up our place with the oven so opted for a healthy BBQ option of lemon pepper chicken wings.  I wanted to try something different and asked the Trader Joe’s clerk if she recommended any good spice rub.  She suggested the 21 spice. Created this simple marinade, grilled it, then served it.


2 lbs of organic chicken wings

1/4 cup of olive oil

5 cloves of minced garlic ( I love garlic)

1 lemon juice squeezed

1 tablespoon of 21 spice from Trader Joe’s

1 teaspoon of sea salt

Marinate chicken wings for 30 minutes or overnight

Grill chicken wings, 7 minutes on each side.

Keep the remaining the marinade after grilling.  We will use to make a sauce to pour over the chicken wings.  In a sauce pan, on medium heat, melt one tablespoon of butter, combine the left over marinade and allow the ingredients to come to a simmer. Pour mixture over chicken wings and garnish with parsley. This is great as an appetizer or main dish.  Bon apetit!