Crab Boil-Brined Wings

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My oh my. I had no idea how fantastic these would be when I first came across this recipe for crab boil-brined wings. I thought, what if the crab boil is too strong? And what? A mayonnaise-based wing sauce? Isn’t that illegal? Well, color me wrong on both accounts because these wings were incredible. The crab boil flavor (one of my favorite tastes) is there, but it’s sort of just hanging around in the background. Very pleasant. The creamy mayonnaise basting and dipping sauce is truly outrageously great. It reminds me of the dressing for crab salad in a way.

Crab Boil-Brined Wings

If you aren’t a fan of crab boil, you’ll still want to make these wings. You don’t want to deprive yourself of something this fantastic. It’d be ok to cut back on it a bit, but don’t leave out the crab boil. And if you’re like me, don’t be afraid to add more because my original worries about it being too strong were definitely unfounded. These crab boil-brined wings are something special.

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

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Crab Boil-Brined Wings
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Crab Boil-Brined Wings

The creamy mayonnaise basting and dipping sauce is truly outrageously great.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab boil, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 634kcal


For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 5 cups ice cold water
  • 4 tablespoons liquid crab boil
  • 2 green onions chopped for garnish

For the sauce (double or triple the recipe below if you also wish to use the sauce for dipping)


For the wings

For the sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 741IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

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