- 1 quart water
- 1/4 cup coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large pot, bring water to a simmer, add salt and sugar. Stir through.Once dissolved, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in vinegar and spices.Let the mixture cool completely. Add 1 cup of ice to help it along.
Once the brine is cold, add chicken wings to brine mixture, making sure they are well submerged. Cover container or bowl and place into refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
Remove wings and pat any excess moisture off of the wings with paper towels.
Season wings with your favorite salt free rub and cook as directed.
Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28479mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 2821IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg