After trying out the brine in this recipe, you’ll never skip soaking your wings again. We also loved the new approach it took with the sauce: mayonnaise. You’ll find it adds a creamy and flavorful texture to your regular wing sauce.
- 5 Pounds chicken wings
- 2 Cups mayonnaise
- 1/3 Cup hot sauce
- 1/3 Cup barbecue sauce
- Dash of freshly squeeze lemon juice
- 1 gallon water
- 1/2 Cup salt
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tablespoons chile flakes
In a large sauce pot, bring water, salt, chile flakes, and garlic to a boil until the salt dissolves. Remove the heat and cool. Add the wings and let them sit for 2 hours
Mix together the mayo, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, and lemon juice. Remove the wings from the water and pat dry. Add them to mayo mixture and let them marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
Remove from the marinade and place on the grill, turning frequently until internal temperature is 180 degrees, about 20 minutes.