Slapilicious Smoke and Fried Chicken Wings

September 29th, 20144 Comments

5.0 from 1 reviews
Slapilicious Smoke and Fried Chicken Wings
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I like to snack while waiting for my long-haul meats like brisket and pork butt to cook in my pits. Whenever I see chicken wings on sale, I like to toss some wings in my smoker to make a snack. Sometimes it's just regular smoked wings with my rub and sometimes I like to marinate it first, smoke it a bit, and then toss it in a deep fryer. Here's my simple recipe for smoked and fried wings. The plus is that I don't use flour so it's a good recipe for those with a gluten allergy. With my SYD All Purpose rub, you really don't need the typical dusting of flour as the flavor really pops with my seasoning. I use the rub in the marinade first to infuse the wings with flavor and the acid in the buttermilk helps to keep the wings moist. The key is to dust the wings immediately after they come out of the fryer. Enjoy it alone or with your favorite dipping sauces. Make lots as these wings will disappear fast!
Serves: 4
  • 8 full chicken wings (with the tip, wing & drumette)
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp SYD Rub
  • 2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

  1. Cut the tips off and discard. Separate the wings from the drumettes.
  2. Combine buttermilk, SYD Rub, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
  3. Marinate wings and drumettes overnight in the fridge in buttermilk marinade
  4. Let it drain a bit.

  5. Put into 275F pit with some apple chunks

  6. Smoke for 15 mins to get some smoke flavor into the chicken but not fully cooked.

  7. Fry in 350F vegetable oil for about 4-5 mins until internal temp is 170F

  8. Remove and immediately season with some SYD All Purpose Rub

  9. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Ranch, Franks, Spicy BBQ sauce, Mayo spiked with lemon pepper and Sriracha, etc

4 comments... read them below or add one

  1. These chicken wings look SO incredibly delicious, wish I could devour a couple right now! Definitely need to get my hands on some of that spice rub, thanks for drawing my attention to it.

  2. John B. says:

    Chicken wings bbq is what I dig for. I like them deep fried and with extra portion of lime – as they do it in my favorite <a href="">bbq place</a>. I like the fact that you don’t put any flour on the wings. My wife is a celiac so I will try it next time, and come back and vote for it. But I can already tell that it seems a very clever and simple enough to be succesful.

  3. Jared Wilson says:

    Just wanted to say that these are the best wings I’ve ever made. My wife and kids devoured them in just a few minutes time. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  4. 1Bill says:

    I made these wings over the summer for family visiting from out of town and they were the best wings I ever made. I made several dozen and there were no leftovers…they were absolutely delicious. I used apple chunks with one block of hickory and followed Harry’s recipe. I offered several sauces. Rave reviews. As a side item, I made homemade french fries for the first time. Sliced thick, rested in ice water for a few hours, twice fried in peanut oil, seasoned with sea salt…yummy. Family enjoyed watching we work the two webers and fryer at same time. It’s very rewarding to see the smiles.

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