Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings produces juicy grilled wing sections coated in a sweet and tangy peach tea glaze.
Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From Our Dinner Table. Each week the bloggers in the group can choose to post a recipe on a chosen topic.

This week we are posting recipes for iced tea or ones using that as an ingredient.

Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken

I  chose to  make tea brined chicken wings since I had some wings in the fridge. And I still  hadn’t decided what to do with them.

Brining chicken  is always an excellent idea, as the salty liquid keeps the meat moist. Patting them dry after draining, insures they are not too salty.  As well as getting the skin set up to  be dry and ready to grill. Controlling the brine time to that of a marinade also helps keep the chicken  from being salty.

Peach  Tea Chicken

I  liked the idea of making the brine with peach tea rather that simply black tea. I drink peach tea all  the time so it is a natural  choice. You can see below I have many options for using peaches and tea in recipes.

Grilled  Brined Chicken  Wings

Of  course,  since I was not planning  to  fry these wings, grilling is  the best option. And for  me, grilled chicken with some sort of sticky sauce is always perfect.

The  tea itself offers a different experience that just sweet and sour glazed wings. It is more toned down. I did add a jalapeno,  but didn’t find it spicy at all. I  thought about upping the amount in the recipe. But  spicy  peppers can vary wildly and during summer peppers tend to get hotter. So use your judgement on that to add more or just leave it out.

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    Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

    Peach Tea Brined Chicken Wings

    Sue Lau
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    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Brining Time (inactive) 6 hours
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American, Southern
    Servings 12 wing sections


    • Grill



    • 1-3/4 pounds chicken wing sections no wing tips in weight

    Peach Tea Brine:

    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
    • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper sliced
    • 2 individual Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion tea bags
    • 1 individual Luzianne tea bag

    Peach Tea Wing Glaze

    • 1/2 cup peach preserves
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened brewed iced tea
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


    Prepare Brine:

    • Place ingredients for the brine in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    • Remove from heat and let steep ten minutes; remove tea bags.
    • Allow brine to cool.
    • Add chicken wings to brine in a container or bag for marinating; brine for 6 hours or overmight.

    Prepare Glaze:

    • Bring ingredients for glaze to a boil in a small saucepan.
    • Reduce heat to low, and cook and stir until mixture reduces to 3/4 cup. Allow to cool.

    Grill Chicken:

    • Heat grill to moderately hot.
    • Remove wings from brine and pat dry with paper towels.
    • Discard the brine.
    • Drizzle wings with oil and toss to coat evenly.
    • Wipe grill grates down with oil or nonstick grilling spray.
    • Grill chicken until it is 165F near the bone.
    • Toss chicken with half the sauce and return to grill, basting with remaining sauce until it sets and sticks well.


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