I was a bit skeptical about a coffee and chicken. Sure, coffee often finds it’s way into my beef rubs or sauces, but it’s not something I thought would work so well with chicken wings. Rick’s coffee burn dry wings have so many great flavors it’s impossible to point to just one that makes them taste so great. You taste the coffee, the bouillon, garlic, onion… all of it. And there’s no lack of heat, either. Chipotle powder and jalapeno powder both pack a punch, but like everything else in the rub, they don’t drown out the other flavors.
I’m a huge fan of dry rubbed wings. Sauced wings are fantastic too. But you have to be careful that the sauce doesn’t become the only star of the show. You don’t want to hide the seasoning and the chicken. Rick’s coffee burn dry wings let me taste of all of the spices, and still I taste chicken. If you can’t taste the chicken, what’s the point?
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Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
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Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.
Rick’s Coffee Burn Dry Wings
For the wings
- 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
For the rub
- 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ground coffee
- 2 teaspoons granulated beef bouillon
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon jalapeno powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Toss wings with seasoning before serving.
For the seasoning
- Combine all ingredients.