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Beer-Brined Buffalo Wings

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12
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Brining brings out the succulence of poultry, and this quick-brine of salt, beer and brown sugar will intensify the taste of these spicy wings. To make them truly authentic, serve with ranch dressing and crisp celery stalks.

Jessica Walker Recipe by Jessica Walker
March 7, 2013

Ingredients

1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon coarse salt
1
bottle (12 oz) beer
2
lb chicken wings (12)
1 1/2
teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2
teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2
teaspoons paprika
1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup red pepper sauce

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with foil.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, salt and beer with whisk. Add chicken wings; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes to brine.
  • 3 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Drain chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Discard brine. Add chicken to bag; toss until evenly coated. Place chicken on cookie sheet.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter. Stir in pepper sauce. Heat to a simmer. Pour mixture over wings.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (165°F). If desired, shake extra pepper sauce over wings after baking.

Expert Tips

Serve with a side of ranch dressing and celery.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
197.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13.8g
21%
Saturated Fat
5.5g
28%
Cholesterol
94.1mg
31%
Sodium
668.2mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
2.5g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
13.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
1.40%
1%
Iron
2.70%
3%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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