My Chicken Wing Brine Recipe

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by louballs, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. louballs

    louballs Smoke Blower

    I may be new to smoking, but not new to cooking so I thought I'd contribute a little something to this site. I love making buffalo wings and tinkered with a few brines before I came up with this one. It is fantastic and you dont even need wing sauce they are so good!  The recipe is for 1 pound of wings so increase as you need to:

    - 4 cups water

    - 3 tablespoons salt

    - 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes (or more, but these have some heat)

    - 2 tablespoons white vinegar

    - 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (fresh is important)

    First combine vinegar, garlic, and pepper flakes. Then dissolve salt into water. Mix the two liquids together in a bowl and add the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. I generally do 5. You can bake, deep fry, smoke, or grill these as you see fit. I generally make my own wing sauce, but these are even delicious as is. Enjoy!

    If you try this let me know how it goes!
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  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Interesting!  That is a lot of red pepper.

    I may have to give this a try...

    I'll let you know if I do and I'll even include a little q-view.

    Thanks for the recipe. - copied to Evernote.

  3. mfholly

    mfholly Newbie

    Fabulous recipe that always gets me compliments

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