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Beer Brined Buffalo Wings Recipe

Beer Brined Buffalo Wings
Beer Brined Buffalo Wings

OK I finally got over my burn out on wings that I had earlier this year. I am ready for some new wing recipes. How about you? I found this recipe from our good friend Betty Crocker. Well she would be our good friend if she wasn’t made up. I won’t go on about how I feel deceived by the General Mills Company about this Betty Crocker business, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels duped. What’s next? The Pioneer Woman – is she made up too? My world just turned upside down.

Anyways back to the Beer Brined Buffalo Wing Recipe. You’ll need the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 12 oz bottle of beer (I used a pale ale)
2 lbs of chicken wings
1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons paprika
¼ cup butter
¼ cup red pepper sauce (I used sriracha with a dash of ketchup just to tone down the spice of the sriracha. It worked out well and didn’t burn my mouth off!)

You will start with preheating your oven at 350F degrees

Beer Brined Buffalo Wings
The Chicken and their 30 minute soak

Next in a large bowl mix the brown sugar, salt and beer. Add the wings and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

While you wait you can combine the onion, garlic and paprika powders in a large ziplock bag.

Also while you wait take a sauce pan and melt the butter.  Once melted stir in the pepper sauce. Set the pan aside for later.

Beer Brined Buffalo Wings
shake ‘n bake

Once the chicken is done brining, pat the wings down with some paper towels and place them in the ziplock bag. Give the wings a good shake and then take them out, placing them on a foil covered cookie sheet.

Next grab your butter sauce and you can either pour it over the wings and place the wings in the oven or use a basting brush (which is what I did) and brush on the butter/chili sauce. I felt the brushing on of the sauce and flipping the wings half way through baking best coated the wings. The wings should bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the juices are clear.

The wings were juicy, tasty and pleasantly spiced.  Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

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