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How To Brine Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are loaded with flavor thanks to an easy brine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chill Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken brine, easy appetizer, party food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 211kcal
Cost: $3


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings defrosted
  • water enough filtered water to cover the chicken wings in the pot, roughly 6 quarts
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried chili pepper
  • red pepper flakes optional, for garnish
  • fresh herbs optional, for garnish


  • Place all wings in a stockpot and cover with water. Add the garlic, salt, paprika, oregano, basil, and chilli pepper and stir. Cover the pot and place it in the fridge overnight.
    Ingredients for brine chicken wings in a stock pot
  • Set the oven to broil. Remove wings from the pot and pat dry with a paper towel. Place the wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil in oven for 15 minutes, then flip the wings and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
    Chicken wings on a baking sheet.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 7142mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg