Grilled Cola Chicken Wings
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Grilled Cola Chicken Wings

Prep: 20 minutes
Grill: 25 minutes • Serves: 8

4 pounds chicken wings, patted dry
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (12 ounces) cola
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons cayenne hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1.Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over low heat. With kitchen scissors, snip off wing tips; discard. With sharp knife, split wings at the joint into the middle section and drumette.

2.In large bowl, toss wings, oil, salt and pepper. Place wings on hot grill rack; cover and cook 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning once.

3.In medium saucepan, heat cola, garlic, brown sugar, tomato paste, hot pepper sauce and paprika to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.

4.In large bowl, toss wings and ½ the sauce. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
354 Calories, 21g Fat (6g Saturated), 150mg Cholesterol,
504mg Sodium, 14g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 26g Protein

Chef Tip:
Serve with a mixture of sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice and minced garlic for dipping.