Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Wings are not just for game day! Versatile, crowd-pleasing chicken wings are ideal appetizers for parties and barbeques, or for simply sitting around with friends and family on a lazy Sunday afternoon. For a new take on an old favorite, try our sweet and spicy Cajun Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings. With a deep flavor thanks to Community Coffee House Blend – on sale all this week – these little guys will become a regular. Note: check out our chef tips below for how to separate whole wings.
2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup Community Coffee House Blend, ground
1/4 cup Creole seasoning
1 Tbs salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
6 lbs chicken wings (drums & flats)
Green onions, for garnish
In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, ground coffee, creole seasoning, salt and pepper. In large bowl, combine chicken and brown sugar mixture; toss until thoroughly coated.
Spray grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium heat (300° F to 350° F). Grill chicken in batches, turning frequently, until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165° F (about 20 minutes). Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce, garnished with green onions.
Calories Per Serving: 628, Fat: 20 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 242 mg, Sodium: 2236 mg, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 79 g
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Know Your Wings
There are actually three parts to a chicken wing: the Drumette (the part of the wing attached to the body), the Flat or Wingette (the middle section) and the tip. Although you can cook wings whole, many recipes call for them to be separated – plus, it makes for easier finger food. The process for cutting up wings is easy. Simply locate the joints on each end of the flat and use a pair of kitchen shears to snip through the center of each joint, and you’re done!
Cooking With Coffee
While most of us love a good cup of coffee to start our day, it’s also a great flavor to use in cooking, particularly meats. Use it in rubs and marinades for meat and fish, or infuse desserts and cakes – especially chocolate ones – with a shot of espresso or your favorite cup of Joe for a decadent mocha flavor.