Beer-Brined Buffalo Wings

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12


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


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  • 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.

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