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The Listening Room Cafe's Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 12:51:36-05

Chef Chris Blair from The Listening Room Cafe made Dry Rub Wings. (See recipe below) The Listening Room Cafe is located at 618 4th Avenue South in downtown Nashville. Superbowl fans can pre-order Listening Room Cafe Smoked Wings to bring to their own Superbowl party. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance and can be picked up on the Saturday before Super Bowl. Orders can be made by calling The Listening Room Cafe at (615) 259-3600. Guests may order 25 wings for $30, 50 wings for $50, or 100 wings for $95. Guests can also pick up their own bottle of CB's Secret Dry Rub from the restaurant's retail shop. For more information, visit

The Listening Room Cafe's Dry Rub Chicken Wings

1 ¾ c white sugar 

1 ¾ c paprika 

½ c chili powder 

½ c black pepper 

½ c salt 

¼ c cumin

⅓ c onion powder 

⅓  c garlic powder 

Party Pack of chicken wings (allow 2-3 wings per person)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Once combined, pass mixture through mesh sieve several times to ensure spices have no lumps and are well combined.

Toss chicken wings in a small amount of the dry rub, adding until wings are coated. (This recipe makes 6 ½ cups, use only enough to coat your wings and save the rest to use later!),

At The Listening Room Cafe, wings are cooked in a smoker for 1 hour, then cooled in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Flash fry wings for several minutes in hot oil, then serve immediately.

At home, bake wings for 45-60 minutes in a 350 degree oven (follow directions on the Party Pack) then broil on high for 10 minutes on each side.