Memphis Dry-Rubbed Wings

Recipe created for Bush's® Baked Beans by John Dawson, author of outdoor cooking blog, "Patio Daddio BBQ" (www.PatioDaddioBBQ.com).

  • Prep Time

    2 Hours 20 Mins

  • Cook Time

    2 Hours

  • Serves


Large platter of Memphis dry rubbed chicken wings on a bed of lettuce with a bowl of baked beans and a bowl of bleu cheese

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Serves: 6
  • Memphis Dry-Rub
  • 1 can (28 oz) Bush's® Country Style Baked Beans
  • ⅛ cup unrefined evaporated cane sugar
  • ⅛ cup golden or light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup kosher salt or medium fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp regular chili powder or medium heat chili powder
  • 2 tsp granulated onion
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • ⅓ Tbsp granulated garlic
  • ¾ tsp dried thyme
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp celery salt
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅓ tsp ground coriander
  • ⅓ tsp ground cayenne (optional)
  • Chicken Wings
  • 3 lbs chicken wing pieces
  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 each large plastic resealable bag

Optional Toppings

Blue Cheese crumbles Shredded lettuce

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Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    In large bowl mix together rub ingredients with hand or stand mixer. Set aside.

    • Cane sugar

    • Brown sugar

    • Salt

    • Paprika

    • Chili powder

    • Granulated onion

    • Ground mustard

    • Granulated garlic

    • Thyme

    • Oregano

    • Pepper

    • Celery salt

    • Ground ginger

    • Ground coriander

    • Ground cayenne

  2. 2

    Rinse wings in cold water and dry with paper towel. Place wings in large plastic resealable bag and add 1/3 cup of rub. Set remaining rub aside. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat wings. Place bag on lipped sheet pan or cookie sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight. Drain liquid from bag. Add 2 more tablespoons rub. Seal and shake to evenly coat wings. Set aside.

    • Chicken wing pieces

  3. 3

    Spray grill grates with canola oil. Set clean well-oiled grill to medium heat (250-275 degrees F) and prepare for indirect cooking.

    • Canola oil spray

  4. 4

    When grill is hot, place wings on cool side of grill and cook over indirect heat for 1 hour. Flip wings and lightly spray wings with canola oil. Dust wings very lightly with rub and cook for 1 hour or until internal temperature is at least 165 degrees F. Remove wings from grill and place on large platter.

    • 5

      Serve with Bush's® Country Style Baked Beans.

      • 1 can of beans

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