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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings

disco

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I have seen a lot of recipes that call for tossing chicken in baking powder to get a very crispy skin. I decided it was time to give it a try. Spoiler alert, it works.

I started with 600 grams (1 1/2 pounds) chicken wing segments. I patted them dry with a paper towel.

I put 15 ml (1 tbsp) baking powder and 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt in a plastic bag. Add the chicken wings and shake to coat.

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I preheated my smoker to 250 F (120 C).

I put the wings in the smoker for 30 minutes. I increased the temperature in the smoker to 425 F (220 C) and cooked until the skin was golden and crispy. It took about 40 minutes but it will be faster if your smoker gives a lot of direct heat.

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Make a garlic parmesan sauce by mixing:

  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) melted butter
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) grated parmesan
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) Italian seasonings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
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Put the wings in a bowl and add the sauce and toss to coat.

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The Verdict

The skin on the wings was incredibly crispy. You could use this technique and then toss the wings in any sauce you like to get crispy wings.

However, I find the crispiness is a little dry on the wings. I really liked it but I don’t know that it is “better” than regular smoked wings. It is more like it is different.

I will use the technique again but I won’t be giving up on my traditional way of making wings.

As for the sauce, it was very tasty and totally different than the usual Buffalo or other wing sauces. It has a leaning toward French cooking with lots of herbs, garlic and the salty taste of the Parmesan. Delicious!

Disco
 

WaterinHoleBrew

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Wings look top notch disco, well done! Another great thread!
 

Torc

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Those look excellent!

I saw a suggested video on using baking powder on a steak and thought it click bait. Going to have to check it out now.
 

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Nice job but there is something wrong with this cook! I didn't get any.

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Looks Great from here, Mr Disco!!
Nice Job!!
Like.

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I've only done wings once on my new smoker (Char-griller 980) and they were not crispy. I will give this technique a try, those look great!
 

disco

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I've only done wings once on my new smoker (Char-griller 980) and they were not crispy. I will give this technique a try, those look great!
Thanks. They are so crispy the click!
 

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