Sweet-and-Smoky Dry Rub Wings


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Sweet-and-Smoky Dry Rub Wings

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    Crispy, smoky and sweet—these wings are guaranteed to be a party favorite.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Chicken Wings
    ¼ c. Watkins organic smoked maple rub, plus additional to taste
    2 tbsp. Jack Daniels chicken rub
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    ½ tsp. kosher salt, plus additional to taste
    1 (1 1/2- to 2-lb.) pkg. Hy-Vee True cut chicken wings (12 to 18 drumettes and flats)
    3 tbsp. Culinary Tours sweet & tangy bourbon BBQ sauce
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select 100% pure maple syrup
    1 ½ tsp. Full Circle Market organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce

    Things To Grab

    • Wire rack
    • Large rimmed pan
    • Small bowl
    • Paper towels
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Hy-Vee vegetable oil or Hy-Vee grilling cooking spray
    • Tongs
    • Whisk
    • Medium bowl


    1. Place a wire rack in a large rimmed baking pan; set aside. For chicken wings, stir together 1⁄4 cup maple rub, chicken rub, garlic powder and 1⁄2 tsp. salt in a small bowl; set rub mixture aside.

    2. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels. Add 1 or 2 wings to the
      bowl with rub mixture; toss to coat. Remove; shake off excess rub mixture and place coated wings on rack in 
      baking pan. Repeat coating remaining chicken wings. Refrigerate coated wings, uncovered, for 1 to 2 hours.

    3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with a greased grill rack for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375 degrees). Grill wings for 15 to 17 minutes or until wings reach 165 degrees and are crisp, turning occasionally.

    4. For sauce, whisk together BBQ sauce, maple syrup, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl.

    5. Serve sauce alongside wings. Season to taste with additional salt and/or maple rub.

    Nutrition facts


    210 Calories per serving
    2 or 3 ribs

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 9g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 1200mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
    • Protein: 13g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%

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