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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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.

  • Grill the wings on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, 10 to 15 minutes.

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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; 25.8 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 7183 mg sodium. 10.4 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2016
Followed recipe to the 'T' for the first time making this.... way too salty!!!! To the point inedible for us. Cut the salt by 1/2 in the brine and do not add any to the rub. You can always salt on the plate..... which will cut the sweetness if desired. Adding sriracha to the rub will give you a sweet and hot rub... Read More
33 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
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! Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
Made these a couple times since I got the recipe.Like these very much and they're easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
OH MY GOSH!!!I NEVER ATE FASTER!!!This recipe tasted like it should be part of wing stop!!!My husband and I LOVED IT!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
This was very delicious. I liked the rub a lot. I used a Slovenian soda called Cockta which is a citrusy cola. You can get it at specialty liquor stores. Read More
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