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Kentucky Bourbon Chicken Wings

These Kentucky Bourbon Chicken Wings might be the best chicken wings you ever make. Topped with an amazing homemade BBQ sauce, these wings are absolutely incredible. When you are craving wings, you have to try this recipe!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon chicken wings
Servings: 4
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Ingredients to make kentucky bourbon chicken wings

  • 4 lbs fresh chicken wings approximately 14–16 wings
  • 1/3 cup dry rub for Chicken see below
  • 1 cup Bourbon Barbecue Sauce see below

Dry Rub ingredients

  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • 1/8 C paprika
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp celery salt

Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 cup Kentucky bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke

Instructions

Directions to create kentucky bourbon chicken wings:

  • Place wing pieces into a large bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients for the dry rub in a medium bowl.
  • Stir to combine
  • Store in an airtight container
  • Pour the Spice Rub over the chicken wings.
  • Toss to coat and place the chicken wings into a gallon zip lock bag.
  • Place in your refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Prepare your Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.

  • In a medium sauce pan, bring the bourbon to a boil.
  • Simmer for five to ten minutes.
  • Add the water and all of the other ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until you reach a thick and smooth consistency.
  • Turn off your heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  • Place the chicken wings in a single layer over the heat.
  • Cook 8 to 10 minutes per side with the grill lid closed.
  • Once fully cooked, remove wings from the grill and place in a large bowl.
  • Add one cup of Bourbon Barbecue Sauce to the cooked wings and toss to coat.
  • Place the wings back on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Serve