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Oak’s Signature Tailgate Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing




1 tablespoon onion powder 

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder 

1 teaspoon paprika

4 tablespoons brown sugar

½ teaspoon oregano 

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon mustard powder

2 tablespoons of salt

20 chicken wings

Texas Pete hot sauce, to taste

2 tablespoons butter

Blue Cheese Dressing

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

½ cup Duke’s mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

⅓ cup blue cheese crumbles

⅓ cup red onion, diced

2 teaspoons black pepper

Pinch of cayenne

Couple splashes red wine vinegar


  1. Combine all spices together to make rub.
  2. Place rub in large bowl and toss wings in rub until thoroughly coated. Let wings marinate in rub for one hour.
  3. Preheat your grill while wings are marinating.
  4. Brush grill with olive oil to keep wings from sticking to grate, then place wings on grill. Turn every three minutes to keep from burning.
  5. Grill wings until they are done, internal temperature should be 160 degrees.
  6. Combine butter and hot sauce. Remove wings from grill and toss in hot sauce mixture.
  7. Eat and enjoy!

Blue Cheese Dressing

Combine all of ingredients in bowl and mix until incorporated. Pour over wings and enjoy.

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