I know my daughter’s boyfriend’s favorite beer is Corona, so I made him this recipe for Beer Brined BBQ Chicken Wings.
When she says they want to come over to hang out and have chicken wings… you come up with something extra special to serve him.
I mean, beer and BBQ go together like peas and carrots…only it’s beer and BBQ…
So MUCH cooler than peas and carrots 😉
How to make Beer Brined BBQ Chicken Wings
I brined 4 pounds of jumbo split chicken wings for 24 hours in a gallon size plastic bag.
The brine is simply beer (in this case Corona) along with water, kosher salt, brown sugar, and some BBQ seasoning.
After they have brined, remove the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels.
The best way I have come up with to do this is lining a tray with paper towels and using tongs to remove the wings onto the tray.
Then use more paper towels to pat the tops dry.
Sprinkle with more BBQ seasoning and they are ready to cook.
I love the BBQ Seasoning at the Savory Spice Shop, click below to order!
The choices here are smoking them or baking them.
This time around I am smoking them.
They go on a smoker or Traeger pellet grill set to 250 degrees for two and a half hours, flipping them halfway through.
All smokers are different so make sure they are at 170 degrees before serving them.
Well folks, I think the boyfriend will be back!
He loved the Beer Brined BBQ Chicken Wings!
And of course he also loves my sparkling personality too (lol).
We all had a great evening of fishing, swimming, eating yummy food, and just hanging out and being together.
Life is good 🙂
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Beer Brined BBQ Chicken Wings
Chicken wings in a flavorful beer brine that can be baked or smoked
- 4 pounds jumbo split chicken wings
- 2 12 oz cans or bottles beer
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 Tbsps BBQ seasoning
Put the jumbo split wings into a gallon size plastic bag. Add the beer, water, salt, brown sugar, and 2 Tbsps of the BBQ seasoning. Massage the bag until evenly mixed and place in the fridge 24 hours.
Note: Recommended to place the bag in a large bowl in case of a leak.
Remove the chicken wings, discard the brine. Pat the wings dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 Tbsps of BBQ seasoning.
Place the chicken wings in a smoker set to 250 degrees for two and a half hours. Flip them halfway through. Check the internal temp to make sure they are at 170 degrees before serving.
These can also be baked in the oven: In the oven: Place wings on a lined baking sheet and put in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, flip them halfway through.