I have made wings every way possible and they are all great. However, this recipe blew my mind because they were so easy and required no sauce at all. They are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The magic is the baking powder, which results in the crispiness and the taste of the wings is allowed to shine. If you have a smoker, it is a must try. You can wow people with this one. Everyone will ask you for the recipe. 🙂
5 pounds organic, free-range chicken wings (flats and drumettes)
2 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Dry wings thoroughly on all sides with a paper towel or dish towel. Place them in a large plastic bag. Add the baking powder and salt to the wings, close the bag, and shake to evenly coat. (You can also just lay them out on a baking dish and sprinkle on all sides.)
Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F. If using a Big Green Egg, use the heat deflector.
Place the wings directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and smoke for 30 minutes.
Increase the heat in your smoker to 425 degrees F and continue cooking for 45 more minutes, or until the internal temperature of the wing reads 175 degrees F.
Rotate the wing ever 20 min to achieve even cooking.
Remove the wing from the grill and serve.
These wings don’t even need sauce but you can toss in hot sauce, bbq sauce, or dry rub. (My favorite sauces are Primal Kitchen or New Primal as they are sugar-less)
*NOTE: You can do the same in the oven, it will just lack the smoky flavor of the smoker.