Buttermilk Brined Garlicky Grilled Chicken Wings

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"Yummy grilled chicken wings that are packed with flavor - perfect for grilling season! Note that the brining time is not included in the overall prep. time."

Original is 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (406.7 g)
  • Calories 428.2
  • Total Fat - 17.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 730.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1088.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 56.9 g
  • Calcium - 119.1 mg
  • Iron - 9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large non-reactive bowl, whisk all brine ingredients and evenly mix through. Whisk vigorously for one minute.

Step 2

Add the wings to the bowl and fold into the buttermilk brine you’ve just created. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours up to 48 hours. .

Step 3

Combine the garlic rub ingredients in a spice grinder or coffee mill and grind until the chopped garlic is ground to a fine texture. If using granulated garlic powder, you can skip the spice grinder direction. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready for use.

Step 4

30 minutes before grilling, remove the wings from the brine and transfer them to a wire rack on top of a sheet pan to drain (or you can place the wings in a colander with an additional bowl under it to catch brine). Discard the brine.

Step 5

Prepare the grill for direct grilling at 400°F.

Step 6

Place the wings in the direct grilling zone and cook, turning occasionally, until the skin is crisp and golden brown and cooked. About 3-5 minutes before they are completely cooked. Remove wings to a large bowl and sprinkle the garlic rub all over wings, and return them back to the grill to cook an additional 3-5 until blistered and internal temperature 165°F.

Note: These wings are particularly good when grilled over a wood fire/charcoal grill. You may want to grill some spring onions alongside for a little color and complementary flavors.


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