Football is finally here! Hallelujah! We are kicking off the season with these awesome Beer Brined Chicken Wings. We've made several variations of wings, but this one might be the best of them all.
I baked these wings because I don't like to fry food at home. They tasted great. We both ate way too many of these. I used a homemade wing sauce (found here), but I am a big fan of Frank's wing sauce too. The brine really made a difference. It made the wings super tender and juicy.
Give these a try for your football watching parties tomorrow. I promise they will be a hit - no matter who you root for!
Beer Brined Chicken Wings
- 2 (12oz) bottles of beer
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 4 lb chicken wings
- 1 1/2 cups wing sauce
Whisk together beer, brown sugar and salt. Pour over chicken wings and refrigerate 30 minutes up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil and set rack inside. Place chicken pieces on rack and discard marinade. Bake for 30 minutes. Flip wings and cook 15-20 minutes longer, until chicken is crispy.
Transfer wings to large bowl, add sauce, toss to thoroughly coat, and serve immediately with blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery sticks.