Smoked chicken wings are a delicious and satisfying dish that has been gaining popularity in recent years. The smoky flavor, crispy skin, and juicy meat make these wings a crowd-pleaser and a favorite of many. With a variety of spices, sauces, and cooking techniques, smoked chicken wings can be customized to suit your taste and preferences.
In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about smoked chicken wings, from selecting the best wings to smoking them to perfection. So get ready to fire up your grill and prepare to be amazed by the mouthwatering flavors of smoked chicken wings.
- What Types of Wood Are Best for Smoking Chicken Wings?
- Do I Need A Smoker to Make Smoked Chicken Wings?
- How Long Should I Smoke Chicken Wings For?
- What Spices and Rubs Can I Use on Smoked Chicken Wings?
- What Are Some Good Side Dishes to Serve with Smoked Chicken Wings?
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What Types of Wood Are Best for Smoking Chicken Wings?
Hickory, applewood, and mesquite are all popular choices for smoking chicken wings. Each type of wood provides a different flavor profile, so choosing one that suits your taste preferences is important. For this recipe, we are going to use cherry wood chips.
Do I Need A Smoker to Make Smoked Chicken Wings?
While a smoker is a traditional method for smoking chicken wings, it is possible to smoke them on a charcoal or gas grill. You can also use a stovetop smoker if you have one.
How Long Should I Smoke Chicken Wings For?
Typically, chicken wings should be smoked for 2-3 hours at a temperature of around 225°F. However, cooking time may vary depending on the size of the wings and the type of smoker or grill being used.
What Spices and Rubs Can I Use on Smoked Chicken Wings?
Popular spices and rubs for smoked chicken wings include paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and chili powder. You can also use your favorite barbecue sauce to add extra flavor to the wings.
What Are Some Good Side Dishes to Serve with Smoked Chicken Wings?
Classic side dishes such as coleslaw, potato salad, and mac and cheese are great accompaniments to smoked chicken wings. Grilled corn on the cob, baked beans, and sweet potato fries are popular choices.
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Smoked Chicken Wings
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- ¾ cup BBq sauce
- ¼ cup whisky
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
- 24 chicken wings
- as required salt and ground black pepper
- In a small pan, mix together BBQ sauce, whiskey and sugar overmedium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- Immediately remove from heat and stir in the Dijon mustard.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, cut each wing through the joints toseparate the drumettes.
- Sprinkle the wings with salt and black pepper generously.
- In a sealable bag, add chicken wings and sauce.
- Seal the bag and shake to coat well.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Soak cherry wood chips in water for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the smoker to 250 °F, using charcoal andsoaked cherry wood chips.
- Remove the wings from bag and discard any excess marinade.
- Arrange the wings in a large shallow aluminum pan in a single layer.
- Place the pan in smoker.
- Cook for about 2 hours.
- Serve hot.