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Cola-Brined Chicken Wings Recipe
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Cola-Brined Chicken Wings

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"These easy wings make a great meal when paired with rice and a veggie, or as part of a picnic with potato salad and baked beans."

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Original recipe makes 4 pounds of wings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 20 mins

Directions

  1. Pour 1/2 cup kosher salt and the cola into a resealable plastic bag, mix until the salt dissolves. Add the chicken wings, coat with the brine, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Brine in the refrigerator for 2 hours. While the chicken is brining, stir together the vegetable oil, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, mustard powder, and paprika in a small bowl to form a paste; set aside.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Drain the chicken wings in a colander set in the sink, then pat dry with paper towels. Place the wings into a large mixing bowl, then mix in the spice paste until evenly coated.
  4. Grill the wings on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the sodium consumed will be much less.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2010

Theses were the best! If you like kfc fire grilled wings,Well theses are even better! The only thing I did different was to cut salt in 1/2 and used season salt in the rub, cut that amount in 1/2 as well, Made theses last night, and are having them again tonight! with fresh sweet corn and macaroni salad YUM!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2009

I brined the wings overnight and the wings were a little salty. Two hours is probably right. Added the juice of one lime to the coating mix for a little zing. Baked them for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees, turned the wings after 20 minutes.

 

21 Ratings

Jul 28, 2009

I thought it was an interesting idea, so I tried this weekend. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. Not really any flavor other than some sweetness, which is not our favorite flavor for wings. Sorry, but I will not try this recipe again.

 
Feb 10, 2011

Made these a couple times since I got the recipe.Like these very much and they're easy.

 
Jun 25, 2009

I made these last weekend for my birthday party and everyone loved them. Everyone asked for the recipe. I am going to try this on chicken breast this week.

 
Mar 30, 2011

I only added 1tbs of salt to the chicken and coke which I thought was perfect. I didn't pat the chicken dry after darining out the coke cause I didn't see it making a difference. The chicken came out great kind of like bourbon chicken.

 
May 24, 2010

OH MY GOSH!!!I NEVER ATE FASTER!!!This recipe tasted like it should be part of wing stop!!!My husband and I LOVED IT!!!!!

 
Jun 01, 2010

We really liked this recipe! It had too much salt in it the first time I made it so I cut wayyyyy back on the salt and the family loved it the second time! I probably only used a couple of tablespoons in the brine mixture and then didn't use as much in the coating. I used chicken legs and they were a big hit!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 7183 mg
  • 287%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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