Sweet Tea Chicken Wings

Serves 5 Time 50 mins


  • 2 lbs Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Wings, thawed 
  • 2 T Olive Oil, for roasting wings
  • 3 Large Tea Bags 
  • 1 C Sugar
  • ⅓ C Brown Sugar 
  • 1 T Coarse Sea Salt 
  • 7 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 Lime sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 8 Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns 
  • 2 C Ice 


  1. Bring 3 cups of water and sugar to a boil, add tea bags, remove from heat and steep the bags for 15 minutes. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to warm tea and 2 cups of ice. 
  3. Add chicken wings. 
  4. Place in a glass container and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. Remove wings from marinade and place on a roasting pan. 
  6. Strain marinade. 
  7. Place marinade in a stock pot and reduce down until a syrup consistency, for tossing.
  8. Drizzle olive oil on the wings. 
  9. Cook for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 375°F.
  10. Flip wings over and continue to cook for 20-30 minutes or until the thermometer reads 165°F internal temperature. The skin should be crispy and golden brown.
  11. Toss wings in the reduced marinade.
  12. Transfer wings to a platter and serve with additional lime slices.

Go Rogue by making a Whiskey Glaze for tossing. 

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Here is the published recipe in the Branson Globe.