Beer-Brined Chicken Drummies

Beer-Brined Chicken Drummies

Reach for this recipe when your party preparations get hectic—you'll need just minutes to get the drummettes in the brine, then rub and bake them. They'll turn out tender and terrific!

Prep Time

05

Minutes

Total Time

9:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Brine and Chicken
2
cups water
2
tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
cans or bottles (12 oz each) beer or nonalcoholic beer, chilled
24
chicken wing drummettes (3 lb)
Rub
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
3
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons garlic powder
3/4
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix water, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the beer. Add drummettes. Seal bag; place in large bowl. Refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375F°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Remove chicken from brine; discard brine. Rinse chicken thoroughly with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in pan.
  3. In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 3 teaspoons salt, the garlic powder and pepper. Brush oil over chicken. Sprinkle with rub mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered 45 to 55 minutes, turning after 25 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can use regular chicken wings instead of drummettes, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (3 Drummies))
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 1030mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.