I like my chicken wings only two ways—grilled or fried. This is one of my favorite recipes. The baking powder gives the skin a crunchy texture, and the sauce is not your typical BBQ sauce. It seeps into the chicken and gives it a richness and burst of tanginess. They sure know how to BBQ down in Alabama! —Sara

12-15 chicken wings

Dry Rub
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon mustard powder
Salt and pepper

White BBQ Sauce
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon honey
Dash of hot sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Combine the dry-rub ingredients in a bowl. Toss the wings in the rub.
  2. Whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  3. Heat up your grill. Grill the wings for 15-20 minutes on each side, until nicely charred. Serve with white BBQ sauce.
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