Memphis Dry-Rubbed Wings
Bush’s<sup>®</sup> Memphis Dry-Rubbed Wings

Bush’s® Memphis Dry-Rubbed Wings

Recipe created for BUSH'S® Baked Beans by John Dawson, author of outdoor cooking blog, "Patio Daddio BBQ" (

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Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Servings: 6


  • 1 can (28 oz) BUSH'S® Country Style Baked Beans
  • For Memphis Dry-Rub:
  • 1/8 cup unrefined evaporated cane sugar
  • 1/8 cup golden or light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt or medium fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp regular chili powder or medium heat chili powder
  • 2 tsp granulated onion
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/3 Tbsp granulated garlic
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp celery salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/3 tsp ground cayenne (optional)
  • For Chicken Wings:
  • 3 lbs chicken wing pieces
  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 each large plastic resealable bag


  1. For Memphis Dry-Rub: In large bowl mix together rub ingredients with hand or stand mixer. Set aside.
  2. For Chicken Wings: Rinse wings in cold water and dry with paper towel. Place wings in large plastic resealable bag and add 1/3 cup of rub. Set remaining rub aside.
  3. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat wings. Place bag on lipped sheet pan or cookie sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  4. Drain liquid from bag. Add 2 more tablespoons rub. Seal and shake to evenly coat wings. Set aside.
  5. Spray grill grates with canola oil. Set clean well-oiled grill to medium heat (250-275 degrees F) and prepare for indirect cooking.
  6. When grill is hot, using tongs, place wings on cool side of grill and cook over indirect heat for 1 hour.
  7. Using tongs, flip wings and lightly spray wings with canola oil. Dust wings very lightly with rub and cook for 1 hour or until internal temperature is at least 165 degrees F.
  8. Using tongs, remove wings from grill and place on large platter.
  9. Serve with BUSH'S® Country Style Baked Beans.