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Smoked Chicken Wing Brine Recipe
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Smoked Chicken Wing Brine Recipe

Creating a delicious smoked chicken wings brine recipe is not extremely difficult once you learn some basic tips and tricks. The final result will be so much better than with a simple dry rub.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Wing Brine
Servings: 1
Calories: 42.6kcal


  • 4


    Distilled Spring Water

  • 3


    Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

  • 3

    Tablespoons Dried Red Pepper Flakes

  • 2

    Tablespoons Premium Organic White Vinegar

  • 1


    Finely Minced Fresh Garlic Clove


  • Take out a small mixing bowl and add in the distilled spring water and pink Himalayan sea salt.

  • Allow the water and salt to sit for as long as it takes for the salt to completely dissolve in the water.

  • To speed up the process you may want to stir the mixture together occasionally.

  • In a separate mixing bowl, add in the dried red pepper flakes, premium organic white vinegar, and finely minced fresh garlic clove.

  • Using a metal whisk, thoroughly stir these ingredients together until an even and consistent mixture is formed and the red pepper flakes are evenly dispersed throughout the vinegar.

  • If it's to your taste, you can a bit of brown sugar, or black pepper, depending on what you prefer.

  • Take out a large flat glass dish and add both ingredient mixtures together.

  • Using a whisk, thoroughly stir the water and salt mixture with the vinegar and herbs mixture.

  • Make sure you stir it together very well. Make sure the mixture is even and consistent.

  • Brine chicken wings before smoking.

  • Add the free-range organic chicken wings into the brine mixture.

  • Make sure that the meat is completely exposed to the brine. Cover the bowl with saran wrap or tinfoil and place it in your refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours.

  • We strongly recommend that you use 5 hours, as this will ensure that your meat acquires the full brine flavor.

  • Flip the meat at the halfway marker to ensure that the flavor is evenly dispersed throughout the chicken wings.

  • Once the full marination time has elapsed, your wings are ready to be smoked, grilled, baked, or even deep-fried.

  • Using paper towels pat ​chicken dry, place ​chicken wings on the grill grate and get to work.

  • You'll find that the brine flavor is full-bodied yet not overpowering.

  • Once you finish your chicken wing recipe, add hot sauce or your favorite bbq sauce to the table, and enjoy your dish.


Serving: 21g | Calories: 42.6kcal