Pickle Brined Chicken Wings

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Pickle Chicken Wings
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These are your new favorite wings. Trust me! Don’t toss out that pickle juice next time you have an empty jar and instead make these wonderful baked wings!


3 pounds chicken wings
24 oz. pickles, juice only
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons neutral oil
Ranch or blue cheese, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add raw chicken wings to a bag with pickle juice. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to a few hours. Overnight might make them too pickled…
  2. Drain off pickle juice and dry wings very well. Don’t rinse the wings.
  3. Add spices to a small bowl and stir together.
  4. Drizzle dried chicken wings with neutral oil. Then rub liberally with the spice rub.
  5. Lay out wings on baking sheets lined with foil.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes until cooked through and crispy in parts.
  7. Remove wings, let cool briefly, and serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.