Dry Rub Grilled Chicken Wings

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I've been wanting to do an instructable on chicken wings for a very long time, because well, lets face it; they're delicious. I particularly like dry rub spice on grilled foods because of how the flavor beautifully caramelizes onto the meat, adding great flavor to the chicken. With this in mind i decided to make a recipe for a dry rub spice and put it on some chicken wings....then eat them... The only problem was, i have never made chicken wings on a grill before. I've made Alton Brown's spicy chicken wings before, but those were fried. So i researched for a few days on what ingredients go into a spicy dry rub. I then compiled a colossal list of ingredients, and made my own technique for cooking them. After hours of tasting and mixing i finally came up with a refined list of ingredients with my own proportions.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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  • Chicken Wings (I used 36, it doesn't really matter)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Red Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

After making this my mouth hurt and my throat was sore from tasting the spices so much. It won't be that spicy when it is on the chicken wings but eating the spices raw will be rather unpleasant. 

Step 2: Spices!

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Mix up the spices thoroughly adding the brown sugar last so as to not make everything else sticky. After the mix is uniform and the brown sugar is no longer sticky, we can start to shake things up a bit. (ba dum tss).

I found an old spice container in my cabinet that used to have garlic powder in it, and after cleaning it out to remove any residue, i fashioned a barbecue shaker out of it. I put my spice in it and now applying the flavoring to the wings will be much easier.

worked well even in the oven…baked at 350 and then broiled last 10 for some crisp…very flavorful

1Dgirl1 year ago
the min I looked at these all I wanted to do was eeeaaattt
Very nice! Can't wait to try them out!
I can't wait to try these out they look delicious!
Wow, those look amazing :D