Sweet Honey Pecan Wings

Sweet Honey Pecan Wings

If you love smoked chicken wings with a sweet, crispy crust, we've got you covered! We're super excited to show you a recipe with our Sweet Honey Pecan rub!

You Will Need

For the Wing Sauce:

  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Red Pepper flakes

The Prep

Chicken wings are great on their own, but there's one thing you can do to make them taste even more amazing with minimal effort. The secret is - you guessed it- brining. 

To get started, place your wings in a gallon zipper bag with 1 cup of Chicken Soak and enough water to completely cover the wings. Seal while pushing out as much of the air as you can.

Now shake the bag to get everything mixed up, place the bag in a pan (to avoid leaks) and let the chicken brine in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

When you are about to cook, simply get the wings out of the brine and rinse them off. Pat dry with a paper towel.

The Cook

While your cooker of choice is heating up to 300ºF (149ºC), season the wings with the Sweet Honey Pecan rub. Don't go too crazy with it, a medium coat will do.

When the barbecue is ready, place the wings on there and let the heat do its thing. Rotate and flip a couple of times throughout the cook. Target temperature is 180ºF (82ºC).

Until the wings are ready, you've got the perfect window of time to make your wing sauce! In a pan, combine the honey, butter, Franks Red Hot Sauce, and Red Pepper flakes. Cook until the butter melts and everything is combined 

The Payoff

The wings have hit 180ºF (82ºC) and are ready to go! Bring them inside, and toss them with your home-made honey wing sauce. Top with some crushed or chopped pecans, and you're good to go!

Hopefully you will love this new rub mix as much as we do! We're genuinely excited and curious to see the recipes you come up with that incorporate the Sweet Honey Pecan rub, and are looking forward to seeing them in the comments below or on our social media.

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