Chicken Wings With 9 Spice Dry Rub
Spicy Orange Grilled Chicken Wings featuring true orange flavor yet if rushed for time you can substitute a jar of marmalade.
This 9 spice rub is one of our favorites. Full of flavor and good on most meats. Included is a brine recipe for those folks who prefer a juicier chicken or when you are serving chicken breasts only. Either way, this rub you can make ahead of time and store in an airtight container for later
- 1/2 cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 bay leaf 3 pounds chicken wings, tips discarded and wings split. Brine for up to three hours or overnight.
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup sweet paprika 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon granulated onion 3/4 tablespoon black pepper 1/2 tablespoon dry sage 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 tablespoon cayenne Canola oil, for brushing the chicken on the grill and Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
Step 1 Brine the wings (optional )
In a large saucepan, combine the salt, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf with 2 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar and salt dissolve, about 3 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, pour the brine over the chicken wings. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Step 3 Meanwhile make the rub
In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl, except the oil and lime
Fire up your ARTEFLAME grill. Pre-heat the grill to 350-450 degrees. To do this, sprinkle a little water on the flat surface of the grill to test where the grill is the hottest. Where the water beads right off the quickest is where the grill is the hottest.
Pat the chicken, chicken wings or other meats dry and dredge into the rub mixture. Place the meat on your Arteflame grill. Grill over medium heat turning, until nicely charge and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve hot with lime wedges