Prepare to wow your guests with these beer-brined grilled chicken wings! With just the right amount of flavor, these wings are sure to be a hit. Follow this easy recipe for tender and juicy wings that will leave your friends and family asking for more!
In a large bowl or pot, combine 1 quart of beer with 2 cups of kosher salt and stir until the salt is dissolved. Divide the brine mixture in half, adding your choice of flavored seasonings such as Old Bay, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, oregano or Italian seasoning to one half. Place chicken wings into one side of the bowl with plain brine and place remaining wings in the second bowl with flavored brine. Allow the wings to sit for 4-6 hours minimum in each brine solution. Then remove from either solution and pat dry with paper towels before grilling!
Once your chicken wings have finished brining, take them out of the solution and pat them dry with a paper towel. Marinating the wings in olive oil, garlic, and herbs for at least one hour prior to grilling will add another flavorful element to your beer brined grilled chicken wings. You can also use a variety of different marinades or dry rubs for extra flavor!
Once ready to grill, place the marinated chicken wings onto a preheated grill for about 10-15 minutes. When done, allow the wings to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy your beer brined grilled chicken wings with your favorite dipping sauce and sides– you won’t be disappointed!
Prepare your favorite BBQ sauce (or any other type of sauce you prefer). Once the wings are finished grilling and have had a chance to rest, brush liberally with the sauce. If you wish to char off some of the sauce for a nice smoky flavor, continue grilling for 2-3 minutes on each side. Enjoy!
Now that you’re finished, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Serve your beer brined grilled chicken wings with an array of accompaniments like celery and carrot sticks for dipping, extra BBQ sauce or hot sauce for those who like it spicy, and some cool, creamy ranch dressing. Enjoy!