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Chicken Wings Brine recipe.
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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Wings Brine

This incredibly flavorful chicken wings brine is the perfect flavor enhancer for fried, grilled, or baked wings.
Prep Time5 mins
Brining12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 531kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken wings cut into flats and drumettes if desired


  • 4 cups warm water
  • 24 ounces beer
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Franks Red Hot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaf


  • Add all of the brine ingedients to a large bowl and mix together until the sugar and salt disappears.
  • Pour the brine solution into a large sealable 2 gallon bag, or plastic container and add chicken wings.
  • Place the closed container in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours remove the chicken wings from the brine and rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and cook using your preferred recipe.


This recipe is for 3 pounds of chicken wings but can easily be adjusted for more or less by scaling the ingredients of the brine.
It is best to use warm water and lukewarm beer to help the sugar and salt dissolve more easily.
You can brine a whole wing if you don't wish to cut them into drumettes and flats.


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 14995mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg