2poundschicken wingseach cut at joint, wing tip discarded
For the Tabasco Honey
1/2cupTabasco® brand Original Red Sauce
THEN DO THIS
Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic 3 minutes. Stir frequently. Add tea, sugar, salt, peppercorns and thyme sprigs. Heat to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes, until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
Set aside to cool completely.
Place chicken wings in a large non-reactive container; pour cooled brine over wings.
Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
Make the Tabasco Honey
Combine Tabasco® Sauce and honey in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Cover and set aside until ready to use.
Cook the Wings
Prepare a grill for direct cooking using medium heat or preheat oven to broil.
Remove chicken from brine; discard brine.
If grilling, place wings directly over fire and cover grill. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes while turning every 5 minutes. Brush wings with sauce and flip. Brush second side. Repeat and remove when wings reach 165°F (75°C) when checked with an instant-read thermometer.
If using the broiler, place wings on a well oiled baking sheet and place in oven. Cook for 10 to12 minutes per side. Brush wings with sauce and flip. Brush second side. Repeat and remove when wings reach 165°F (75°C) when checked with an instant-read thermometer.
Remove wings from heat and toss in remaining sauce. Place on a platter and serve.
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