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Brined Grilled Chicken Wings with Alabama White BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Brined Grilled Chicken with Alabama White BBQ Sauce Recipe

These grilled chicken wings are brined for flavor, dry rubbed, fire grilled, then drenched in a homemade white bbq sauce. Get the recipe and get grilling!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Brining Time3 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, grilled chicken, hot wings, recipe, spicy, wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 706kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE GRILLED CHICKEN WINGS & BRINE

  • 2 pounds chicken wings separated and tips removed
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 1 quart water or enough to cover the wings
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 tablespoons fresh peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend or use your favorite personal seasoning blend

FOR THE ALABAMA WHITE BBQ SAUCE

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard I use a spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish I use a hot horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste I use ½ teaspoon each

Instructions

FOR THE ALABAMA WHITE BBQ SAUCE

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Use the white bbq sauce right away, or transfer to a sealable jar and refrigerate a few hours to let the flavors develop and meld.

FOR THE CHICKEN WINGS

  • Set the chicken wings into a large bowl. Add salt, garlic, peppercorns and honey, then cover with water. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours to brine. You can brine longer for more flavor penetration. I often brine overnight.
  • Remove and pat the wings dry.
  • Set them into a large bowl and rub the Cajun seasonings into the skins. Get it in there!
  • Heat a grill to medium heat and grill the wings for 20 minutes, turning once halfway through. Keep an eye on them so the skins do not overcook. They are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. when measured with a meat thermometer.
  • Once cooked through, toss the wings with the Alabama White BBQ Sauce and serve.

Notes

Spice Factor: Mild-Medium, though you can spice it up if you’d like with hotter powders and/or chili flakes. This isn’t meant to be very hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 706kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 7471mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2870IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.8mg