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Beer-Brined Buffalo Wings

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

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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