Chicken Wings in a Hurry. No low and slow here.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So, I am told I am making chicken wings for dinner in the afternoon. There is no time for marinating, injecting or anything fancy. Can I do it. She Who Must Be Obeyed assures me I can. 

    I fire up the mini with a full chimney of lump charcoal.


    While the mini is coming up to temperature, I cut the wings into segments (save those wing tips for stock). Then I tossed them with Cabela's chicken rub and olive oil. I put some VH Sweet Thai Chili sauce in a bowl for brushing



    When I get outside, the mini is up to 400 F and I toss the wings on for 10 minutes.


    I painted one side with the chili sauce, flipped them and painted the other side.



    10 more minutes and I painted one side and flipped the wings and painted the other. 5 minutes later, I made sure all the wings were over 165 F and gave them one more brushing with chili sauce. As this brushing will not be cooked, make sure it is a fresh bowl of chili sauce with a clean brush so you don't contaminate the chicken.


    The finished product and the plating.




    The Verdict - Terrific. From start to finish this took an hour which rocket fast to a smoker. Although it was a commercial Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, it turned out great without a lot of futzing around. Sweet, spicy, nice skin. Who doesn't love wings?

    Disco
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There ya go!!! That's how wings are done! Nice smoke Disco! I love using the mini to hot smoke wings!!! Have you tried smoker fried chicken yet? Pit that in your Mini-WSM smoke list!
     
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Looks great man! I would take a plate of those. I did a quickie last week but did inject right next to the grill and chucked them right in. They were great but I wore most of the marinade. Haha...
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. However, I would rather put it in my smoke list! Sorry, with my typing I should be more generous.
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, TJ. I know what you mean about the injecting. Everytime I get the injector out, She Who must be obeyed cringes.
     
  6. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    Good job, dude!  You were handed lemons and made...... chicken wangs!

    I am really enjoying cooking my chicken at a higher temp - around 300.  Skin turns out so much better at the higher temp and it gets plenty of smoke flavor.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. It is true. My Bradley could only get up to about 290. The higher heat of the mini has kicked wings up a notch.
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin wings, Disco.

    Try smoker fried chicken, you will fall in love.
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will add it to my to do list. Thanks again for leading this mini noob through the early days of the mini.

    Disco
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You look like a vet with the mini now.
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har. Your generosity is only surpassed by your ability to blow smoke!
     
  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well done !
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Roller. They even pleased She Who Must Be Obeyed.
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ooooo [​IMG]  Those look like I need to beg Trish for some Wing money [​IMG]  and do me some of those.
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, oldschool. Tell her you will get what you want and you don't care what she says. Then duck.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job on the wings Disco!! I like the salad, nice slice of bread, and creamed cukes also.  I see that glass of wine hiding in the background also. Reinhard
     
  17. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Great looking wings there , disco. Makes me want to build a mini! :grilling_smilie:
     
  18. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful wings! I really want to do some but the stupid things have been crazy expensive here lately. Hopefully I'll catch a sale soon.
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Reinhard. It's actually grape juice in the glass. Yeah, that's the ticket.
    Thanks, HB. My Bradley just doesn't get hot enough for this kind of project so the mini has been great.
    Thanks, MD. We have the same problem here. When they do have sales, they seem to all come at once. I have bought 3 batches over the last couple of weeks but there hadn't been any on sale for months. Even on sale, one small tray is 1/2 the price of a whole chicken.
     
  20. My solution......I go shopping when my Wife is asleep during the day (She's a nurse) and she can't go "why do we need ALL those wings"???  [​IMG]
     

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