Chicken wing rub recipe

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by mikeworthington, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. A while back I saw a thread where somebody made a rub for chicken using lemonade powder so I got to thinking and putting stuff together. Well, what I came up with is a concoction that is excellent on wings. It does ok for whole chicken, but it really shines on the wings.

    It's spicy, without burning your lips off, with a good balance of salt and sweet. As usual, you can add more pepper if you want it hotter but we like it just like it is.

    I smoked 2 dozen wings and we ate every one without saucing.

    Here it is if you want to give it a try:

    2 Tbs. Salt
    ¼ cup Paprika
    2 Tbs. Black Pepper
    2 Tbs. Lemonade Mix (Country Time)
    1 tsp. Rosemary
    ¼ tsp. Thyme
    1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
    1 tsp. Onion Powder
    1 tsp. Garlic Powder    
    ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
    1 tsp. Ground Cumin
    ½ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
    2 Tbs. Sugar
    1 tsp. Sage
    1 Tbs. Chili Powder
    2 Tbs. Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix
    2 tsp. Accent
    1 tsp. Dry Mustard

    Whisk everything together and let sit overnight in a sealed container if you can. It's better the next day when the flavors have a chance to blend.

    Makes enough for 2 dozen wings or two whole birds.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Mike, I've been looking at this recipe since the day you posted it.  I just can't wrap my mental taste buds around it so I guess I'm just going to have to try it in the near future.  I like the out-of-the-box thinking.  Thanks for posting. 

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  3. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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