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Pickle Brined Chicken Wings

Pickle brined chicken wings are brined in pickle juice then baked until the meat is juicy and tender. Serve with ranch wing dipping sauce.
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Brining 3 hours
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • 9x13 baking dish
  • 9x13 baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • baking rack

Ingredients

Pickle Brined Chicken Wings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, fresh
  • 3 cups dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.12 ounce dry ranch dressing packet reserve 1 tablespoon for the wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Ranch Wing Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing packet
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill

Instructions

Pickle Brined Chicken Wings

  • In a jar or pitcher, pour in the dill pickle juice, garlic, and dill. Stir together.
    3 cups dill pickle juice, 1/2 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Add the chicken to a 9x13 glass baking dish.
    2 pounds chicken wings, fresh
  • Pour the marinade over the top, then cover with plastic wrap.
  • Put the dish into the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  • Pour out the marinade. Take the chicken and pat each piece dry with paper towels and add them to a large bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and top with a wire baking rack.
  • Add all but 1 tablespoon of the dry ranch mix to a bowl.
    1.12 ounce dry ranch dressing packet
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of the dried wings.
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sprinkle with the ranch seasoning.
  • Rub the oil and powdered ranch mix into each piece of chicken.
  • Place the wings on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Put into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken wings to a bowl. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe dish, then pour over the top of the wings.
    2 tablespoons butter
  • Stir to coat all the wings with the butter.
  • Serve with the ranch wing sauce and eat immediately.

Ranch Wing Sauce

  • In a bowl, add the reserved dry ranch mix with mayonnaise, sour cream, and dill
    1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing packet, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • Mix everything together.

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Notes

Tips for making this recipe:

  • You can use frozen chicken wings for this recipe. Make sure to refer to the package for thawing instructions.
  • It is important to use a baking rack so that the heat is evenly distributed over the wings. If you do not have a wire rack, make sure to flip the wings halfway through.