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Healthy Superbowl Recipe: Coffee BBQ Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings

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Coffee, brown sugar, BBQ seasoning… there might not be a better match made in heaven, unless of course you combine all three and rub it on some chicken wings- bake them for oh, 40 or 45 minutes so you have the crispiest, savory/sweet wing combination you’ll ever eat… no frying necessary! Enter: coffee bbq dry rubbed chicken wings. Perfect for your next Superbowl party, get-together or just a fancy-feeling date night at home.

This dry rub combination isn’t just good on wings- it’s fabulous rubbed over pork chops or a full tenderloin, as a pre-rub for pulled pork before you cook it low and slow or rubbed all over an entire chicken before roasting- It’s THAT good. But my favorite way? Tossed over chicken wings and served with your favorite ranch.

Make the dry rub ahead of time- there’s enough for another two pounds of wings, if you’d like (or double the recipe and use all the rub!).

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Healthy Superbowl Recipe: Coffee BBQ Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings

Ingredients

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Dry Rub:

1 tbsp ground coffee

1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp sea salt

Wings:

2 lb chicken wing pieces, patted dry

kosher salt

12 tsp avocado or olive oil as needed

2 tbsp dry rub

1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

Dry Rub:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Store in an airtight jar (a mason jar works well for us). Will last 2-3 weeks stored dry.

Wings:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. While oven is preheating, pat chicken wings very dry and sprinkle all over with kosher salt. Set on paper towels for about 10 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk 2 tbsp dry rub and 1 tbsp cornstarch. Toss wings in a small amount of oil just to coat, followed by cornstarch/rub mixture.

  3. Place on a wire rack (example here) on top of a baking pan. Alternately, use a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure wings are spread out evenly and not touching.

  4. Bake wings in oven for 20 minutes. Flip and bake another 20-25 minutes until crispy and cooked through.

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