Cola-Brined Chicken Wings

Cola-Brined Chicken Wings

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"These easy wings make a great meal when paired with rice and a veggie, or as part of a picnic with potato salad and baked beans."

Ingredients 2 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 339 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 7183 mg
  • 287%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour 1/2 cup kosher salt and the cola into a resealable plastic bag, mix until the salt dissolves. Add the chicken wings, coat with the brine, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Brine in the refrigerator for 2 hours. While the chicken is brining, stir together the vegetable oil, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, mustard powder, and paprika in a small bowl to form a paste; set aside.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Drain the chicken wings in a colander set in the sink, then pat dry with paper towels. Place the wings into a large mixing bowl, then mix in the spice paste until evenly coated.
  4. Grill the wings on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the sodium consumed will be much less.
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nice matters
7/15/2010

Theses were the best! If you like kfc fire grilled wings,Well theses are even better! The only thing I did different was to cut salt in 1/2 and used season salt in the rub, cut that amount in 1/2 as well, Made theses last night, and are having them again tonight! with fresh sweet corn and macaroni salad YUM!

ChinaPete65
2/2/2009

I brined the wings overnight and the wings were a little salty. Two hours is probably right. Added the juice of one lime to the coating mix for a little zing. Baked them for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees, turned the wings after 20 minutes.

kimberly
7/28/2009

I thought it was an interesting idea, so I tried this weekend. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. Not really any flavor other than some sweetness, which is not our favorite flavor for wings. Sorry, but I will not try this recipe again.