Chase Center Eats and Treats: Grilled Chicken Wings with Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

Jul 28, 2020/CHASE CENTER

It’s BBQ season and this recipe is perfect for the grill! The sauce is tangy and brightens up anything from grilled chicken wings to pulled pork! Here is the recipe to make grilled chicken wings with Carolina Gold BBQ sauce.

Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
Yields: 1 Pint of Sauce
• 1 cup yellow mustard
• ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
• 4 oz brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos (can use Worcestershire sauce also)
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon black pepper
• ¼ tsp of a Louisiana style hot sauce like Crystal or Tabasco

To start, mix all of your ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat while stirring and bring to simmer. Feel free to add more hot sauce if you love spice! Once the sauce simmers, let it cool and store in a mason jar. This sauce will last up to 3 days in the fridge.

Dry-Brine for Chicken Wings Ingredients:
Yields: 20-24 Chicken Wings
• Chicken wings (roughly 2 dozen drumettes and flats)
• 1 tablespoon salt
• ½ tablespoon black pepper
• 1 Tablespoon sugar
• 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
• 1 tbsp sugar

Dry-Brine Directions:
To make the dry-brine, mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and season the wings heavily. Cover the bowl and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour, up to overnight. Once you are ready to grill, there is no need to re-season. Re-seasoning can make the chicken too salty.

Grilling Directions:
For perfectly grilled chicken wings, we suggest the dual-heat method. Place all of the coals for the grill on one side or if you are using a gas grill, turn the gas on one side only. Place the chicken wings over the coals, sear to get a nice char on the wings. Once you get the char that you are happy with, move the wings to the cooler side of the grill. Cover it with the grill lid and let them slowly cook until they are at 165°F. The wings should be tender. Next, brush the chicken wings with the Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce. Move the chicken wings to the hot side of the grill, sauce side down. Next, brush the back side of the wings with the same sauce. Once sauced, turn them over to sear the flavor on both sides. Now that the sauce is cooked into the wings, remove them from the grill. Serve on a platter with chopped green onions and enjoy!