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Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

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  • 12 oz can Dr Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 lbs fresh chicken wings
  • 2 small packets of Sazon Goya seasoning blend or 1 TB of salt-free all purpose seasoning
  • Kingsford Original Charcoal

Cook That

  1. Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Whisk to combine well. Bring to a low boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Cook and stir for 15 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour until the sauce has reduced. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
  4. Prepare chicken wings by cutting in half at the joint. Cut and discard wing tips. Sprinkle with the Sazon Goya or seasoning blend. Toss to coat the wings.
  5. Heat charcoal grill according to charcoal package directions. Place wings on the grill. Turn frequently to ensure even cooking.
  6. Halfway through cooking, baste the wings with Dr Pepper sauce. Continue to cook, turn and baste until the wings are thick with sauce and cooked through.
  7. Refer to chicken package directions for internal cooking temperature recommendations. Cooking times will vary based on heat of grill, size of grill, amount of charcoal used, and size of chicken wing.